In association with Northern Restaurant and Bar this year's Too Many Critics fundraiser was held at newly opened Hawksmoor in Spinningfields, Manchester on Monday 16th March.
This year’s host was BBC food and wine presenter Nigel Barden, who also conducted the live auction. Both national and regional food critics put their skills to the test, including Tim Hayward (Financial Times), Andy Cronshaw (Manchester Evening News), Mark “Gordo” Garner (Manchester Confidential), Ruth Allan (Taste of Manchester) and Janine Ratcliffe (Olive Magazine).
Chefs judging the critics included Paul Askew (The Art School Restaurant), Frances Atkins (The Yorke Arms), Mary-Ellen McTague, Aiden Byrne (Manchester House) and Stosie Madi (Parkers Arms).
The evening raised over £15, 000 with all funds raised going to Action Against Hunger - helping them fund their life-saving projects around the globe. Action Against Hunger works in over 40 countries and assists more than seven million people every year.
The evening included a Champagne Taittinger reception.