On the 19th May, our Chef Director David Colcombe, Development Chef Olivier Briault and members of the food team took a memorable trip to The Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall for the Adopt a School Take 3 Colleges Fundraising Dinner.
The prestigious annual event celebrates the work of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA)’s Adopt a School Trust, a national charity established in 1990 to provide food education to primary school children.
32 years on, the Trust’s work reaches over 20,000 school children each year. Trained professional chefs ‘adopt a school’ and deliver sessions encouraging the students to develop an interest and excitement about food, cooking, sustainability and provenance.
To raise funds to help support its delivery, the flagship Annual Adopt a School Take 3 Colleges Dinner invites paying guests to learn about the trust and enjoy a four-course menu curated by Royal Academicians, cooked with the help of students from food colleges from across the UK. David and Olivier were invited to devise and serve the dessert, an exciting opportunity and incredible honour.
Academicians are an elite group of chefs and hospitality workers who are recognised by RACA for their significant contribution to the UK food scene. Candidates wanting to join need to have worked under two existing academicians and are invited to interview with a select panel including John Williams MBE, Brian Turner CBE and Master Chocolatier, William Curley – pressure indeed!