On Thursday 26th May, some of London’s most press-worthy and exciting chefs united under one roof, the new Street Feast venue Hawker House in Canada Water, to cook up Michelin-starred quality dishes street-food style for the fourth annual Auction Against Hunger in aid of Action Against Hunger.
Hosted by Gary Lineker and Tim Hayward the evening saw guests bidding on unique auction lots while enjoying Taittinger Brut Réserve and food from some of Britain’s best chefs including Francesco Mazzei (Sartoria), Hamish Brown (ROKA), Jack Stein (The Seafood Restaurant), James Lowe (Lyle's), Jose Pizarro (Pizarro Restaurant), Lee Tiernan (Black Axe Mangal), Neil Rankin (Tender), Nieves Barragán Mohacho (Barrafina), Nuno Mendes (Chiltern Firehouse & Taberna de Mercado), Robin Gill (The Dairy), and Shaun Searley (Quality Chop House).
They were joined by the capital’s most talented street food traders including Bad Brownie, B.O.B’s Lobster, Born and Raised, Breddos Tacos, Meat Hook & Prawnography, Rola Wala, Scoopsy Daisy, Shake Shack, Smokestak, Yum Bun for an evening of superb food, great drinks and lots and lots of auction lots. Guests also bid generously on silent auction lots, including a Chapman Ventilation wine cabinet complete with 24 bottles of Taittinger, during a live auction held under the guidance of Christie’s and charity auctioneer Tom Best. The evening raised a phenomenal £218,000.