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Chefs Dinner at Rudding Park

To celebrate our long-awaited return to in-person events, we are delighted to bring together four outstanding chefs; award-winning Mark Birchall, Callum Bowmer, Luke French and Shaun Rankin and as they cook a phenomenal dinner in our honour.

08Nov.
6.30pm – 11pm

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Chefs Dinner at Rudding Park

The Return of the Best

To celebrate our return to in-person events, we are delighted to bring together four fantastic chefs; Callum Bowmer, Luke French, Shaun Rankin, and Mark Birchall (whose Moor Hall was voted No.1 best restaurant in the UK by the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2019 & 2021) as they prepare a very special four course meal in our honour.  

This long-awaited fundraising dinner, hosted by Stephanie Moon of All Things Food, will take place at Harrogate’s five star award winning Rudding Park (voted ‘Hotel of the Year’ at the Catey Awards 2019), the perfect location to reunite our chefs as they create delicious dishes to welcome the industry back after such a challenging time. 

All guests will be treated to a cocktail and canapé reception and four course meal with wine.  

Chef Biographies 

Shaun Rankin – Chef Patron, Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Ripon 

Originally from Yorkshire, Shaun Rankin honed his skills at The Mayfair Hotel in London. He gained his first Michelin star at Bohemia restaurant in 2005 and opened his own restaurant, Ormer in 2013 in St Helier.  

His latest fine dining restaurant, Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, opened in July 2019 and includes the creation of a kitchen garden which supplies many of the ingredients his dishes require. Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall was awarded its first Michelin star in January 2021.   

Luke French – Chef & Co-Owner, JÖRO 

Luke has been in kitchens since the young age of 14, starting his journey as a Kitchen Porter where his interest in hospitality and cooking was piqued. 

Luke has worked in restaurants including Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck, The White Pheasant as Head Chef, and then The Milestone Pub Group where he progressed to Executive Head Chef for the Group.  

It was during his time at The Milestone Group Luke met his future wife and business partner, Stacey and together they conceived the pop-up incarnation of JÖRO. After a successful 9 months, JÖRO opened its doors in December 2016. 

Mark Birchall – Chef Patron, Moor Hall 

Mark Birchall, born in Chorley, Lancashire spent over two decades working at various country hotels and restaurants before opening Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms in March 2017, with a focus on delicate, produce-driven menus inspired by Moor Hall’s exceptional surroundings and home-grown ingredients. Within six months, the Restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star, with a second star following in the 2019. It also achieved five AA rosettes. 

In October 2017, Mark launched his neighbourhood restaurant, The Barn at Moor Hall. In 2018, The Barn was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand and named Best Newcomer at Lancashire Life's Food & Drink Awards. The Barn also holds three AA rosettes and a Michelin Plate accreditation. 

In August 2021, Moor Hall was named the UK’s Best Restaurant at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards for the second year running. 

Callum Bowmer – Head Chef, Rudding Park 

Callum started his career at Rudding park in 2010 as an apprentice after a successful couple of weeks of work experience. Working in all the kitchens, he eventually settled in the main restaurant - The Clocktower, working with Eddie Gray. 

Callum left for a spell in 2012 to work at Baslow Hall, Derbyshire gaining valuable experience before returning to Rudding Park where he worked his way up to junior sous chef. In this time, he entered several competitions including CLA game chef of the year and later BBC’s MasterChef, The Professionals. 

In 2016, Horto opened, where Callum became sous chef to Murray Wilson. In 2018, Horto received 3 AA rosettes, which have been retained by Callum since taking over in 2019 following Murray’s departure.  

For further information or to discuss sponsorship opportunities please email Sophie or call 020 3004 5505. 

Other details.

Where:
Rudding Park, Harrogate
Rudding Lane
Follifoot 
Harrogate 
HG3 1JH  

Your ticket includes:
Cocktail & Canapé Reception  
Four course meal and half a bottle of wine per person 
Event programme   

Running order:
Reception 
Welcome Speeches 
Four course meal with wine 
Live Auction 
Closing Speeches 
Carriages  

Accommodation:
Please book directly with Rudding Park 

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Other details.

Where:
Rudding Park, Harrogate
Rudding Lane
Follifoot 
Harrogate 
HG3 1JH  

Your ticket includes:
Cocktail & Canapé Reception  
Four course meal and half a bottle of wine per person 
Event programme   

Running order:
Reception 
Welcome Speeches 
Four course meal with wine 
Live Auction 
Closing Speeches 
Carriages  

Accommodation:
Please book directly with Rudding Park 

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