Cooking up gourmet funds for hospice

Some of the students who will be helping chef james Mackenzie at the fine dining evening Picture by Neil Silk  114427
Some of the students who will be helping chef james Mackenzie at the fine dining evening Picture by Neil Silk 114427

FUNDRAISING is on the menu as a Michelin Starred chef returns to Yorkshire Coast College in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.

James Mackenzie, owner of the Pipe and Glass Inn in South Dalton, will be visiting the college where he trained as a chef to prepare a special dinner in the college’s Fledglings Fine Dining Restaurant.

The Gourmet Evening Dinner is being held at the college with all money raised donated to the hospice.

Mr Mackenzie said: “It is great to be part of helping raise funds for Saint Catherine’s Hospice as they do a tremendous job.

“It is also exciting to be returning to my old college to cook for the event.

“This event will showcase some of my signature dishes using local produce from throughout Yorkshire, which I cook and serve at The Pipe and Glass on a daily basis. These dishes also appear in my debut cookbook ‘On The Menu’.”

Hospitality tutor at the college Ryan Sperry said: “This is a great opportunity for the students to be involved in raising money for such a worthwhile charity while gaining industry experience from a Michelin starred chef.”

Tickets to the dinner are £35 each and can be booked by calling (01723) 356137 or emailing ajw@ycoastco.ac.uk

Hospice fundraiser Louise Gravestock said: “We are delighted that James has kindly agreed to host this gourmet evening in aid of patient care and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him and all at Fledglings Restaurant and Yorkshire Coast College for their wonderful support.”