Cook & Dine

Cook & Dine is returning on Wednesday 15th September 2021 in association with celebrated British chef and OAPA Ambassador Tom Aikens.

The special fundraising lunch which sees 260 industry guests celebrate and showcase all that is great about the UK’s hospitality industry, will take place from 1pm – 5pm, at the stunning Grade 2 listed Freemasons Hall in London.

The premise of the unique fundraising event is simple; to bring everyone who works in the hospitality industry together, no matter their background, experience or seniority and raise funds to help support people facing homelessness find and forge new careers in hospitality.

In collaboration with celebrated michelin starred chef Tom Aikens, the event will see both front of and back of house volunteers create and deliver a first-class menu for guests with dishes including artichoke and apple soup, raised beef cheek with fermented grains and charred celeriac and soya bean and ginger panna cotta with candied pumpkin and jelly.

All proceeds from Cook and Dine 2021 will allow us to support a further 250 people facing homelessness into jobs within hospitality over the next 12 months. Currently working alongside 68 hospitality employers and 71 charity partners, OAPA is now looking to partner with more hospitality businesses to offer employment to those facing homelessness, prison leavers and veterans.

We are calling on businesses to get involved and have sponsorship packages to suit all budgets including Headline Sponsor (£20k), Category Sponsor (£5k each) and Drink Reception Sponsor (£2.5k). Businesses are also welcome to donate auctions and raffle prizes ahead of the event


Asahi +
Billington Food Service
British Beer & Pub Association +
Experience Curators +
Feel Good Drinks
Fresh Direct
Global Medics
Grosvenor Casino
Grunwerg +
Lupa Foods
Mandarin Oriental
Pasta Remoli +
Paul Pavli Consultancy
Pret Foundation
Rerusni +
Strand Palace
Team PAK Consulting
The Athenaeum
Thomas Franks +
Tom Aikens
Yummy Collection +

Event Sponsors & Supporters.