Top-class comedian to host The Burnt Chef Project’s Gala Dinner

Kris Hall

The Burnt Chef Project

Premium Supplier 14th February 2024
Kris Hall

The Burnt Chef Project

Premium Supplier

Top-class comedian to host The Burnt Chef Project’s Gala Dinner

Returning for 2024, The Burnt Chef Project’s showstopping gala dinner – Love Hospitality – is set to be a night to remember with multi-award-winning comedian, writer and actor, Russell Kane announced as the event’s host.

A regular on Channel 4, the BBC and ITV and with his status on the international comedy scene, Kane has regularly campaigned for more open conversations on mental health challenges, becoming an ambassador for the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and Rethink Mental Illness in the process. Understanding the importance of encouraging conversation and reducing the stigma that surrounds mental health, not just in hospitality, but in all aspects of modern life, Kane will bring his incredible wit and his ever-popular topical rants, known as Kaneings to the Love Hospitality audience in London.

Taking place on the 25th March, the first night of HRC 2024, at ExCel London, Love Hospitality, in association with Unox, is set to be bigger, bolder and even more prestigious than the project’s first gala in 2022. Bringing together hundreds of the industry’s most prominent operators, businesses, suppliers and partners, the evening will feature the inaugural Hospitality’s Mental Health Hero Awards, sponsored by Talent Hive – celebrating, recognising and rewarding those who spearhead wellbeing in the industry. As one of the biggest fundraising events of the year for The Burnt Chef Project, the evening will also see a host of activities including charity auctions, updates from key individuals and further awareness of how to get involved and support the work of the not-for-profit organisation.

Alongside headline partner, Unox, and lead sponsor of the Hospitality’s Mental Health Heroes Awards, Talent Hive, the event is kindly supported by several other partners, including award-winning beer from Butcombe Brewery, incredible non-alcoholic spirits from Caleño and wonderfully ethical catering from the team at Thomas Franks. In addition, the event is supported by G’Vine, Thatchers, Wenlock Spring, Lordwell, Embello, HRC, ExCel London Hospitality, IHG and Henry’s Bartenders.

Announcing Russell Kane as the evening’s host, Kris Hall, Founder and CEO of The Burnt Chef Project comments:

“Russell Kane is the perfect host for Love Hospitality, not just because he’s an internationally renowned comedian, actor and author, but because he’s also someone who understands the importance of conversation when it comes to mental health support. Kane has openly spoken about overcoming his own depression and anxiety and how the power of both talking and humour can have a place in that process.

Love Hospitality in association with Unox is the place to be on the 25th March. Coinciding with the first day of HRC 2024, the gala dinner is set to be a spectacular night of celebration, recognition and, thanks in part to Kane hosting; humour. Being surrounded by some of the industry’s most influential individuals and future stars will be a truly unique opportunity and one not to be missed.”

Tickets for Love Hospitality 2024 are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To learn more about the Gala Dinner and sponsorship opportunities, please visit For the latest on the Hospitality’s Mental Health Heroes Awards, including details of nominations and sponsorships, please visit

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