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Chefs reach for the stars for industry fundraiser

A superstar team of five award-winning Yorkshire chefs will be cooking up a storm for the first Northern Stars Dinner in aid of Hospitality Action on Monday, November 11, at “Hotel of the Year” Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate.

Hosted by Stephanie Moon, chef consultant at Rudding Park and regular on the food show circuit, the dinner is all about celebrating Yorkshire’s culinary successes.

The evening will start with a drinks and canapé reception before guests are treated to a truly phenomenal five course dinner prepared by five of the region’s best chefs.

Mark Lewis, chief executive of Hospitality Action, said: “We’re excited to be hosting some of Yorkshire’s greatest chefs who will be joining forces to create a superb five course menu. Our first Northern Stars Dinner in Yorkshire is set to be a truly memorable evening. The money raised will go towards helping industry people who find themselves in crisis.”

Nuno César de Sá, hotel manager at Rudding Park, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the first Yorkshire Northern Stars Dinner for Hospitality Action.”

The chefs:

Starter – Tommy Banks, The Black Swan Oldstead & Roots York

Tommy’s restaurant The Black Swan Oldstead holds a Michelin star and 4 AA Rosettes and both of his restaurants are on the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards Top 100 list.

Fish Course – Shaun Rankin, Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Ripon

One of the UK’s best chefs and Michelin-awarded at his other restaurants, Shaun’s fine dining restaurant at Grantley Hall has recently opened to great acclaim.

Main Course – James Mackenzie, The Pipe and Glass, South Dalton

James’ pub The Pipe and Glass was awarded East Yorkshire’s first Michelin Star in 2010 and has retained it ever since.

Pre-dessert – Matthew Wilkinson, Rudding Park, Harrogate

Matthew creates dishes for over 40,000 guests a year across all areas of multi-award-winning Rudding Park and is a regular on the Yorkshire food scene.

Dessert – Michael Wignall, The Angel at Hetton, Skipton

Michael has a professional career spanning Michelin-starred restaurants around the country. His new restaurant The Angel at Hetton opened in 2018 and is already named on the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards Top 100 list.

Tickets for the Northern Stars Dinner are £125 per person or £1,200 for a table of ten. The price includes: cocktail and canapé reception, five course dinner, matched wines, coffee and petit fours.

For tickets contact Kirsty Lyons on 020 3004 5505 or


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