MasterChef: The Professionals finalists come together at Adam Handling’s The Frog to raise money for charity

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Eleven former MasterChef: The Professionals contestants will come together to host a one off charity dinner at Great British Menu 2016 contestant, Adam Handling’s Shoreditch restaurant, The Frog on Monday, November 14, to raise money for Dementia UK. 

Adam Handling, formerly of Adam Handling at Caxton, holder of 3 AA Restaurant Guide rosettes until he left to open The Frog earlier this year, will host the evening and be one of the 10 chefs to create a dish.

The dinner was organised by MasterChef: The Professionals 2015 finalist Andi Walker as a tribute to his grandmother, Nanny Pickles, who suffers from dementia.

Andi said: “As those who have a loved one with dementia will know, it’s a horrible illness for anyone to have – let alone your hero. We’re all going to cook up a storm to raise money for this amazing charity on the evening and remember those who have inspired and cheered us on, I can’t wait!”

The chefs taking part alongside Adam and Andi will be 2015 contestants: Mark Stinchcombe, Nick Bennett, Darren Sivewright, Scott Barnard, Danilo Cortellini, Bobby Retnakumar, Joey O’Hare, Dean Westcar and Gavin Barnes.

>>> Read more about Mark Stinchcombe here

There will be five courses being prepared by the 11 chefs – five of the chefs will serve one half of the guests, and the other five chefs will serve the rest of the room. Although each course will include the same main ingredient, there will be two completely different menus served around the table, and you can swap, share, or steal the dish of your choice. 

Tickets cost £100, and include a five-course tasting menu with added extras on the evening. 

Book your ticketr HERE and  for more information about Dementia UK, please visit

>>> Read more about MasterChef: The Professionals 2016

>>> Related: MasterChef: The Professionals winners - where are they now?

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Editor 12th October 2016

MasterChef: The Professionals finalists come together at Adam Handling’s The Frog to raise money for charity