Galvin’s Chance is only able to operate thanks to the generous and imaginative ideas of our supporters. Here are just a few of the ways we generate the funds needed to help young people through Galvin’s Chance.
The Mince Pie Project
In an online 72-hour auction from midday on Tuesday, 11th December to midday on Friday, 14th December, 2012, mince pies helped raise nearly £30,000 in support of Galvin’s Chance, as well as for the homeless charity Crisis. Galvin’s Chance was selected as one the beneficiaries for this year’s proceeds from the second annual The Mince Pie Project. 100 of the UK’s greatest chefs with almost 60 Michelin stars between them, including Chefs Michel Roux Jr, Raymond Blanc and Marcus Wareing amongst others, participated in this year’s project. Each chef made a unique batch of 50 mince pies which were sold in the online auction.
Dan Doherty, head chef at Duck and Waffle atop London’s Heron Tower, made gingerbread mince pies with a cream cheese orange frosting for the charity auction. Toping the list, his pies sold for a whooping £1,900 contributing to the overall total of £29,147.20. Other recipes included cherries, almonds, cognac and a secret, melt-in-your-mouth pastry recipe from André Garrett, Executive Chef of Galvin at Windows atop London Hilton on Park Lane; spiced, candied organic winter fruit, spiked with money-can’t-buy 1966 Invergordon Highland whisky from Andrew Fairlie from Restaurant Andrew Fairlie
Click here for an exclusive look and your own try at a masterchef recipe from Chef Francesco Mazzei of L’Anima Restaurant. His ‘M’Pigliati’ recipe draws on his Italian roots with figs, apricots, pistachios, walnuts and mosto cotto.
Rumble in the Kitchen
Rumble in the Kitchen is a white-collar boxing match – with saucepans! Celebrities from the world of hospitality have decided to lay down their whisks and step into the ring to battle it out. After just six weeks of training, like a good soufflé, they’ll rise to the challenge. Boxers include: Monica Galetti, Marcus Wareing, Fred Sirieix as well as Andrew McLeish, Andrew Sicklin, David Strauss, Dean Yasharian, Emile Galvin, Francesco Mezzei, Hayden Groves, Kamal Manhas, Luigi Vespero, Matt Wilkin, Michele Caggianese, Omar Allibhoy, Paulo De Tarso, Sam Harrison, Stefan Chomka and Will Holland. Click here to find out more
20th September 2012 at The Royal Automobile Club from 7pm until... one's left standing.
The Big Christmas Fight
On 13th December 2011, Simon Vincent, Hilton Worldwide President, Europe and Fred Sirieix, General Manager at Galvin at Windows, took on former British and European welterweight boxing champion Clinton McKenzie.
To see all the action from this epic battle and to find out who survived follow the links to download the video below. We request a minimum donation of £5.00, or you can choose to give more - every penny goes to Galvin’s Chance. Thank you.
DOWNLOAD VIDEO HERE
Special thanks to all those who helped ensure the success of this special event:
- Clinton McKenzie And the team at Clinton McKenzie Boxercise in Tulse Hill
- Andreas and Costas Panayiotou from The Ability Group for providing some last minute boxing training tips to Simon!
- Galvin at Windows For providing key participants, supporters, refreshments
- Coca Cola and Roantree Promotional Marketing For providing Fred and Simon's boxing gowns and shorts
- Hilton Worldwide Procurement and eCommerce Departments
- Jeremy Skidmore for the commentary and videography
Fundraising success for the Galvin's Chance into-work programme through Fred Sirieix's and Simon's vast network friends and contacts who generously donated £4,178 so far at: http://www.justgiving.com/fred-simon-boxing-challenge
Make Me Blush
LONDON and PARIS FRANCE, - 1st April 2012 - The Moulin Rouge, the one and only Parisian cabaret that promotes the beauty of women and raw flesh across the world and the Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows restaurant on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, are joining up to excite you and open your appetite in a way never seen before to celebrate Mistinguette 120th birth anniversary on the 11th April. For more details