Monday this week we ignored the mizzle and took to the harbour head here in Porthleven to raise some funds for the charity Hospitality Action in collaboration with The Chefs Forum.
The event was really successful and a lot of fun, raising nearly £1000 for the charity.
Those Bloody Marys were a great way to kick things off!
The event would not have been possible should it not have been for the electricity provided by the Porthleven Harbour Lights Committee and the Porthleven Gig Club.
Dave and Lucy Page from ‘Nauti But Ice’ were wonderful donating all their time and energy into making sure everything was properly supplied and set up.
To all the fellow Porthleven restaurants that joined in an contributed there time, skills and energy to making this such a great event we salute you!
The Ship Inn bravely leapt in at the last minute to help out and did amazingly. Thank you fellas.
Bryok and the chefs from The Square were incredible.
Dan, Sam and the team from Amelies were fantastic.
Simon from Rick Steins Porthleven was awesome too!
The students from Truro& Penwith College, Cornwall College and HIT Training were great and hopefully enjoyed the chaotic kitchen time!
Thank you for Alexandra Duncan from The Chef’s Forum for all her hard work getting everything together behind the scenes. And of course to all the suppliers of the produce that was used to create all the fabulous brunch options!
It really was a fantastic event and we are never let down by the incredible community spirit of Porthleven. Everyone is always super happy to join in and give what they can for charity events here.
Louella Jade Eke provided some wonderful musical entertainment for everyone to munch along too.
Hospitality action has expressed their thanks to all involved too on their own website.
Thank you Kota Kai and the Chefs’ Forum!
Chefs, restaurateurs and hospitality professionals descended on Porthleven yesterday for the Kota Kai Big Brunch, hosted by The Chefs’ Forum, raising a fantastic £900 for Hospitality Action!
Featuring a menu devised by Kota Kai proprietor and Great British Menu South West finalist Jude Kereama, dishes were prepared by chefs from fellow Porthleven eateries Kota Kai, Amelies, Rick Steins, The Square and The Ship Inn, assisted by students from Truro & Penwith College, Cornwall College and HIT Training.
Jude said: “Today’s been a great day, with a fantastic turnout despite the Cornish weather! It’s been brilliant to work with The Chefs’ Forum and put on a great show for the rest of the industry, with everyone getting involved.”
The event also garnered plenty of support from the local community, with Porthleven Gig Club, Porthleven BID and Porthleven Village Hall donating electricity, gazebos and seating for the day, set up by staff from Nauti But Ice Café. Produce was kindly donated by Total Produce, Kingfisher Brixham, Brindisa, Aval Dor Vodka, Global Koffi and Two Brothers Butchers.
Thank you to the organisers of the event, the sponsors and to everyone who gave so generously!