Cook & Dine

Our annual special fundraising lunch sees industry guests and volunteers celebrate and showcase all that is great about the UK’s hospitality industry. 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.

We are thrilled that last year's event helped to raise £21,000 for our charity which will allow us to support a further 250 people facing homelessness into jobs within hospitality over the next 12 months. Currently we work alongside 85 hospitality employers and 87 charity partners but we are looking to partner with more forward thinking hospitality businesses to offer employment to those facing homelessness, prison leavers and veterans. If you are interested in finding out more please visit our Work With Us section.


We are seeking sponsors for the event to ensure that we can maximise and raise as much as we can to support our ongoing mission!

We have a range of packages to suit all budgets that present a unique and exciting opportunity for you/your brand to align and showcase your business values alongside your industry’s charity

Sponsor Benefits available;

  • Raising your brand awareness within the hospitality industry and to key industry leaders
  • Opportunity to work at the event either BOH or FOH
  • Name in trade and consumer Only A Pavement Away press releases
  • Promotion of your support across Only A Pavement Away social media
  • Providing opportunities for product sampling
  • Category exclusivity levels and joint promotion opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the event please contact:


Tom Aikens
United Grand Lodge of England

Event Sponsors.

Asahi +
The Pepper Collective +

Event Supporters.

AVJ Design +
Denny Brands
Feel Good Drinks
Firebird Events
Hildon Natural Mineral Water
Inspirational Venues & Events
Liberty Wines
Paddy & Scotts +
PubLove +
Strand Palace


Lake District Farmers
Nurtured in Norfolk
Smith & Brock
Woods Food Service