- Out Of The Shadows - The Burnt Chef Project announces inaugural gala dinner

Kris Hall

The Burnt Chef Project

Premium Supplier 6th October 2022
Kris Hall

The Burnt Chef Project

Premium Supplier

- Out Of The Shadows - The Burnt Chef Project announces inaugural gala dinner

The Burnt Chef Project has announced its first gala dinner, Out Of The Shadows,
which will take place on the 17th November 2022 at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality

A focal point for individuals and businesses across the foodservice and hospitality
sector, Out Of The Shadows will be a chance to celebrate and recognise the
success stories in our fantastic and vibrant industry. As a not-for-profit social
enterprise, the gala dinner will also be an opportunity to raise vital funds for The
Burnt Chef Project, while simultaneously helping to eradicate mental health stigma in

Returning to Bournemouth, where it all began
for the project, the event will be hosted at the
city’s Vitality Stadium, home to AFC
Bournemouth. The exclusive event will kick-
start with a drinks reception before guests
enjoy a three-course meal prepared by Paul
Fudge, Head of Catering Operations at AFC
Bournemouth and his team. A host of industry
speakers will join host legendary British
heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno
and spoken word artist, Joe Bellman, for what
is certain to be a night to remember. 

A silent auction with truly exceptional, money-
can’t-buy experiences and prizes, are sure to be a highlight of the night, raising all-
important funds for The Burnt Chef Project at the same time. 

Hosted in conjunction with key sponsors including headline partner Unox, a company
that’s demonstrated its commitment to supporting The Burnt Chef Project, as well as
Talenthive and The Liberation Group, the event is sure to be a highlight of the
culinary calendar. 

On the inaugural launch of Out Of The Shadows, Kris Hall, Founder of The Burnt
Chef Project comments:
“We’re immensely proud to launch Out Of The Shadows, as a chance to
celebrate success, the gala dinner also gives us the opportunity to come
together, stand as a collective and shine a light on mental health within our

We’re delighted to be able to welcome guests to Bournemouth, where The
Burnt Chef Project started as a series of black and white portraits– we’d like to
express our sincere thanks to Paul Fudge and his team at AFC Bournemouth,
who is a huge advocate for the work we do. I’d also like to say thanks to our
partners, Unox, Talenthive, Liberation Group and Performance Leadership
Group, who without their support, this event simply couldn’t happen.” 

As headline partner for the inaugural gala dinner, Scott Duncan, Managing Director
at Unox UK adds:
“Unox is delighted to be able to support the maiden Out Of The Shadows gala
dinner from The Burnt Chef Project. As a supplier, Unox understands that
working in the foodservice and hospitality industry can be tough, however,
eradicating the stigma around mental health is something that we are very
passionate about. Understanding the challenges faced by those who work in
the industry, The Burnt Chef Project is tirelessly working to raise awareness of
mental health needs and offer support to those who require it.

Out Of The
Shadows is not only an opportunity to recognise the challenges faced but also
to celebrate success – all while raising vital funds for this great cause.” 

If you are interested in finding out more about the sponsorship opportunities
available, would like to purchase tickets to Out Of The Shadows or would simply like
to find out more about the ongoing work of The Burnt Chef Project, please visit

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