May 14th 2013: Escoffier charity dinner
As part of Galvin Restaurants Festival of Food and Drink, a gala 6 course Escoffier-Inspired Dinner will be supporting Galvin’s Chance London 2013. Jeff Galvin has created an incredibly special menu inspired by the culinary genius of Auguste Escoffier, with wines matched by our award winning sommelier team. With a special introduction to each course by Executive Chef of the Ritz London, John Williams MBE, this exclusive event starts at 7.00pm with dinner at 7.30pm. During the evening there will be a Charity auction in aid of Galvin’s Chance, which will be conducted by popular celebrity auctioneer and BBC’s antiques expert Charles Hanson. This event is open to a maximum of 100 people and the price per person which includes all food and wine is £95.00. Click here for more information
May 31st 2013: Mayfair Park & Tower Race
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December 2012: The Mince Pie Project
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 an 72-hour 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.
December 2012: The Mince Pie Project
Galvin’s Chance has been selected as one the beneficiaries for this year’s proceeds from the second annual The Mince Pie Project. The fundraiser is a project by Live & Let Dine. 100 of the UK’s greatest chefs have agreed to participate in this year’s project. Chefs Michel Roux Jr, Raymond Blanc, Marcus Wareing, Clare Smyth and Claire Clark have confirmed they’re taking part in this year's event. Each chef will cook a unique batch of 50 mince pies.
Every box will be sold online in a 72-hour auction from midday on Tuesday, 11th December to midday on Friday, 14th December. Find out more by clicking here
September 2012: Rumble in the Kitchen
20th September 2012, 7pm, The Royal Automobile Club and Aura Mayfair
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, Craig Butcher, Dean Yasharian, Emile Galvin, Hayden Groves, Kamal Manhas, Luigi Vespero, Matt Bishop, Matt Wilkin, Matteo Cristini, Michele Caggianese, Neil Ramsey, Omar Allibhoy, Paulo De Tarso, Penny Mallory, Sam Harrison, Sara Cristini, Stefan Chomka and Will Holland.
The battle will continue into the kitchen with our more sensible chefs delivering a sumptuous banquet. Raymond Blanc (Le Manoir), Michel Roux Jr (Le Gavroche), Chris & Jeff Galvin (Galvin at Windows), Daniel Boulud (Bar Boulud), Brett Graham (The Ledbury) and Philip Corrick (The Royal Automobile Club) will combine their culinary skills to knockout our guests.
With such an infamous line up, this unique event offers the opportunity to settle some culinary scores.
Visit the Rumble in the Kitchen website for more information.
November 2011: The Big Christmas Fight
Simon Vincent, Hilton Worldwide President for Europe and Fred Sirieix stepped into the ring on 13th December and took on the former (undefeated) British and European welterweight boxing champion Clinton Mckenzie to fight for Galvin’s Chance, service and front of house.
The fight consisted of ten rounds with the two alternating in and out of the ring in a tag team approach. They are putting their bodies on the line though in aid of a very good cause. Galvin’s Chance is an into work apprenticeship scheme for disadvantaged young people which they have both supported since it started three years ago. Every penny raised from the event will be channelled by Hilton in the Community Foundation to Galvin’s Chance to give these vulnerable young Londoners a second chance in life.
To see the fight: