On Saturday 25th June, the best and brightest chefs in the West End are coming together to cook up a storm and raise funds for Soho Parish School. Soho Food Feast is the brainchild of Margot Henderson, head chef of caterers Arnold & Henderson and wife of St John’s Fergus Henderson, and she has rallied the entire community to put together a fabulous day out in St Anne’s Garden, the treasured bit of green space on Wardour Street.
Soho Food Feast will be an incredible opportunity to sample the best of the hood’s incomparable dining scene, all in one place and for a worthy cause. Chefs slated to participate include Mark Hix, Polpo’s Tom Oldroyd, Anna Hansen from Modern Pantry (fresh from her brilliant pop-up at Meza), Terroir’s Ed Wilson and the teams from Koya, Barrafina, Dean St Townhouse, Brindisa, The Ivy and The Groucho Club. The chefs will be serving up their signature dishes, offering demonstrations and pouring their favourite wines. Caravan Coffee and the cult Meatwagon will be on hand as well, so be sure to go on an empty stomach. There will also be cabaret, a cake competition for all to enter and Food Art and Lucky Dip for little ones.
All monies raised will go to the Soho Parish School, a small, diverse, primary school on Great Windmill Street. Like many, the school has been affected by public sector budget cuts and has lost funds for numerous elements of its programme.
Soho Parish School serves the families of the local vicinity, and on 25 June its foodie friends and neighbours will be out in force to support them. With Margot Henderson at the helm, it is guaranteed to be an indulgent, delicious and fun feast.
By Bethany Childs
Soho Food Feast, Saturday 25th June, 1pm - 6pm, St Anne’s Garden, Wardour St, W1D 6AF. For more information visit the Soho Food Feast website. Tickets are £6.50 online or on the day; £4 if bought at the school.