This upcoming September 9th, seven award-winning chefs from across the South West are combining their considerable culinary talents to support Hospitality Action’s ninth annual charity Polo Day at the Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire.
Established in 1837, Hospitality Action offers a crucial lifeline to people of all ages who work, or have worked, within the hospitality industry who find themselves in crisis and will endeavour to lend a helping hand no matter what the difficulty. Whether they are suffering from a life-altering illness, poverty, bereavement, domestic violence issues, or are feeling isolated after retirement, Hospitality Action aims to raise money to provide them with support and essential items including food and central heating. Last year, the charity spent over £120,000 on those in need in the South West and this year they aim to spend even more.
One popular way Hospitality Action raises funds is with their annual Polo Day, returning to the Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire on Sunday, 9th September. This popular charity event, returning for its ninth year, is supported by plenty of establishments including some of the region’s greatest chefs.
Joining the charity event this year are Michelin star chef Hywel Jones of Lucknam Park, Michelin star chef Niall Keating of Whatley Manor, Michelin star chef Rob Potter of The Manor House, Richard Davies of Calcot Manor, André Garrett of Cliveden House, Robby Jenks of The Vineyard, and Kris Biggs of The Rectory Hotel who are providing this special charity polo event with the day’s afternoon tea and are combining their talents to contribute towards what is set to be a sensational three-course meal, with two chefs taking on the same course adding a unique twist to the feast.
Highlights from the menu include Richard Davies’ Welsh lamb two ways, spiced aubergine, artichoke and braised spring onion, and Niall Keating’s roast rack of Wiltshire lamb, dill fermented gem lettuce, and fresh wasabi.
Hywel Jones, Executive Chef of Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa, had this to say about the charity polo day:
“It is hard to believe this will be the ninth Polo Day I have been a part of. We are very lucky to have so much talent in the South West and last year the event raised over £50,000 thanks to the combined effort of all those who took part. The Polo Day is a calendar highlight and this year, thanks to suppliers such as Flying Fish, Total Produce and Creed Foodservice, I know we can raise more than ever before”.
Beginning with a Taittinger Champagne and canapé reception on the lawns of the beautiful Beaufort Polo Club and ending the day with an afternoon cream tea prepared by newcomer to the event, Kris Biggs, this is set to be the best charity polo event yet.
Tickets are £105 per person or £950 for a table of ten. This includes a Taittinger and canapé reception, three-course lunch and half a bottle of wine per person, grandstand seats in which to view the polo, and an afternoon cream tea at the end of the day.