Renowned chef Michel Roux Jr hosted a fundraising dinner at Roux, Parliament Square, to help raise funds for industry charity Hospitality Action.
The one-off, sell-out event saw the star of BBC 2’s MasterChef: The Professionals serve a four-course dinner including daube of Lake District beef and a prune and almond tart. Michel said: “Hospitality employees will be stretched over the coming months as they work harder and longer hours to ensure their guests enjoy the festive season. Both my father and uncle are patrons of Hospitality Action and I am thrilled to continue the tradition of supporting the charity’s essential work.” Penny Moore, chief executive of Hospitality Action said: “At this time of year more than ever we need to remember those in need in our industry. We’re delighted that Michel offered to support the charity in this way and help demonstrate the hardships our industry faces at this time of year. The £11,000 raised will help provide an essential lifeline to those who find themselves in crisis.”