Kilimanjaro chefs set to share experience at The Restaurant Show

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Editor 24th September 2013
Members from the team of chefs who last month completed their ascent to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro will be at The Restaurant Show in October to describe their remarkable achievement. Next month’s event in London will also be the first time that footage will be shown of the challenge led by Ashley Palmer-Watts, executive head chef at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and filmed by professional cameraman Paul Gwilliams. Fellow team members John Freeman, head chef at Restaurant Sat Bains, Paul Foster, head chef of Tuddenham Mill and Paulo de Tarso, senior maitre D’ at Bar Boulud, Knightsbridge will be in attendance to give their take on the odds-defying success and take questions from the audience. Only 41% of all those who set out to climb Kilimanjaro actually reach the summit at Uhuru Peak which towers over Africa at a height of 5,895 metres above sea level. Getting to the top is the equivalent of climbing Big Ben 61 times. The team will also be talking about their support for Farm Africa, the leading UK charity for which they have raised £54,000 through sponsorship for the climb as part of the Food for Good campaign. Food for Good has been turning heads all year, making Farm Africa the charity of choice for many of the leading companies in the food and hospitality sectors. Thanks to a variety of challenges throughout the year, including the Chefs Kilimanjaro Challenge, the extraordinary total of £375,000 has so far been raised. More news from the team is available via their blog, Chefs with Altitude. The trio are due on Centre Stage at Earls Court 2 on Monday October 7 at 1pm.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 24th September 2013

Kilimanjaro chefs set to share experience at The Restaurant Show