Food & Drink
Masterchef Professionals winner joins Liverpool Chef Eddie Kilty for Charity Dinner
3 weeks ago
Students from L20 Restaurant (Hugh Baird College) will have the opportunity to cook alongside some of the finest chefs, curating and serving up a tasting menu at Eddie Kilty’s ‘Collective Dinner’ on April 25.
The Collective Dinner is the brainchild of chef Eddie Kilty of “Kilty & Co.”, Eddie has made name for himself in the industry having worked alongside big players such as Michelin star chef Andrew Pern.
The previous Collective Dinner in March 2022, which featured local chefs such as Nathan Booth of Panoramic 34 – another Masterchef The Professionals contestant, was met with great success as the evening raised money for So Let’s Talk – a charity that focuses on hospitality and mental health.
Eddie is back this time raising money for Sepsis UK, a charity very close to him. He told the guide: “My mum passed away from Sepsis, and this year will be the third anniversary of her death. So it just feels right for me to do it for this cause now, and to help raise awareness about it.
“More people die of sepsis in the UK than of anything else, so we will have someone there from the charity on the night who will be giving info on how you can spot the early warning signs.”
Eddie’s mum is the reason he wanted to become a chef. Eddie told The Guide: “I used to watch my mum cook, food was a big thing in the family for us, I’d stand there in the kitchen on weekends and just watch her make these amazing dishes, and it really inspired me.”
The ticketed event will consist of a 6-course set menu, including canapés and bread, amuse bouche, starter, fish course, main course, and dessert.
Here’s everything we know about the event:
Who will be cooking?
Anthony Wright, head chef of L20 Restaurant, and his students who will be responsible for creating the canapés and bread.
The London Carriage Works junior sous chef, Michael O’Donohoe, will be in charge of the amuse bouche course.
Stephen Terry, owner of The Hardwick in Abergavenny, is creating the starter. Terry has previously held a Michelin Star.
Andrew Pern, head chef / owner of the 1 Michelin Star restaurant – The Star Inn at Harome, will be in cooking the fish course.
Eddie Kilty will be taking on the main course. Eddie has trained under Michelin Star chefs previously, as well as working alongside Andrew Pern, he also works regularly with Tom Kerridge at foodie festival Pub In The Park.
Finally for dessert we will be treated by Masterchef: The Professionals winner, Louisa Ellis! Louisa was a runner up on season 10 (2017) of the hit culinary competition, and went on to win a festive special of the show in 2020.
What is the night all about?
The Collective has been put together for charity based dinners to bring together chefs to raise money for good causes. Eddie said: “We don’t take any payment from these nights, and we get suppliers to sponsor a dish, so that all of the funds from the ticket sales goes direct to charity.
“During the nights we have charity raffles, were you can buy additional tickets to get yourselves some amazing prizes all for a good cause… we have some really good prizes to give away – like a night in the Hilton Hotel.”
Where is it?
L20 Restaurant, Exeter Rd, Bootle L20 7EW
When is it?
25 April 2023 – doors open 6.30pm, with arrival drink, with the first course being served at 7.00pm.
What is on the menu?
IT’S A SURPRISE! What we do know is you will be treated to 6-courses! Due to the nature of the evening dietary requirements unfortunately cannot be met, so if you are wanting to book, bare this in mind.
How to book?
Tickets are £60.00 with all proceeds going directly to Sepsis UK. To book your place click here.
If you would like to keep up to date with Eddie and find out more about the evening you can follow him on Instagram here.