Hospitality Action is the trade charity offering a crucial lifeline to people of all ages, working and retired, from the hospitality industry. Whether they are approached by a chef, housekeeper, school cook or waiter, Hospitality Action will endeavour to support them, whatever the difficulty. In 2015, the charity spent close to £100,000 supporting those in need in the south west… and this year, they’re on track to raise even more.
The charity’s seventh annual Polo Day event will return to the Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire on Sunday 11 September, taking award-winning south west chefs Sam Moody (The Bath Priory), Michael Bedford (The Calcot Collection), Martin Burge (Whatley Manor), Josh Eggleton (The Pony and Trap), Hywel Jones (Lucknam Park) and Richard Picard-Edwards (Lords of the Manor) away from their usual kitchens to participate in a very exciting event indeed. Each of the chefs (who have no less than six Michelin stars between them) will contribute towards a 3-course meal prepared in collaboration with service professionals from City of Bath College, The Abbey Hotel and The Pig near Bath amongst others. The event will begin with a Taittinger Champagne and canapé reception on the lawns of the prestigious Beaufort Polo Club, before lunch is prepared. Grandstand seats will be reserved for guests to watch the final of the Sidebottom Cup prior to ending the day with an afternoon cream tea prepared by Richard Bertinet of The Bertinet Kitchen. Good work, all! The Pig Guide is proud of you.