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11th April 2024

The Burnt Chef Project’s second gala dinner proves ‘roaring success’

Written by: Edward Waddell
More than 360 people from across hospitality joined together to celebrate, recognise success and highlight the importance of mental health at The Burnt Chef Project’s second gala dinner Love Hospitality in March raising thousands of pounds in the process.

The event, which took place in London on Monday 25th March 2024, brought together suppliers, operators, training and education providers and others from across the sector.

Scott Duncan, managing director of headline partner Unox UK, said: “Love Hospitality was a truly fitting way to celebrate some of the incredible people who work in our wonderful sector, providing a platform to discuss the need for improved mental health support and raise much-needed funds to support the work of The Burnt Chef Project.

“As a long-term supporter of this great cause, Unox UK was delighted to return as headline partner – announcing our epic fundraising challenge – Moving Mountains for Mental Health – in the process.”

Celebrating those who go above and beyond to provide mental health support, Love Hospitality also hosted the first Hospitality’s Mental Health Heroes Awards. The winners on the night were:

  • Best Mental Health in the Workplace Strategy, sponsored by MHFA England – Winner: Marston’s PLC
  • Most Inspiring Leader, sponsored by Wafflemeister – Winner: Carly Heath, Bristol City Council
  • Most Inspiring Wellbeing Champion, sponsored by Planday – Winner: Joe Bentley, Cedar Court
  • Unsung Hero, sponsored by Eat PR & Marketing – Winner: Simon Green, The Kitchen Shrink
  • Inspirational Story, sponsored by Thomas Franks – Winner: Jose Jesus Monteiro
  • Outstanding Impact in Catering Education, sponsored by Lordwell – Winner: Simon Hart, Southampton City College