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Chefs' Night Out 2023

On Saturday night, 14 top chefs pledged to cook up a storm for Tŷ Hafan at the 2023 Chefs’ Night Out in Cardiff. We’re delighted that all four Head Chefs from our businesses participated, and collectively they helped to raise £265,000 for the Welsh children’s hospice.

Seren chefs have supported the exciting and unique event over previous years, but this was the first time all of our chefs have been able to take part, representing all of Seren’s venues.

Hywel Griffith represented Beach House Oxwich, Fred Clapperton represented Coast Saundersfoot, Douglas Balish represented Grove of Narberth and the Fernery restaurant, while Tom Hine represented Penmaenuchaf Dolgellau.

The group of 14 chefs took over the kitchens of Cornerstone in Cardiff and each cooked four-course meals, serving up some of their signature dishes, for 140 members of South Wales’ business community. The event raised vital funds to support Tŷ Hafan’s work with children with life-shortening conditions and their families in Wales.

The first Chefs’ Night Out took place back in 2011, and with the whopping £265,000 raised on the night this week, the overall total raised by Chefs’ Night Out since 2011 is now an incredible £1.1 million.

This year’s sought-after event sold out within days. Each chef cooked specifically for a table of 10 diners who didn’t know which chef will be catering for them until the evening itself. 

Chefs’ Night Out is the brainchild of David Loosemore, managing director of Portobella, and Huw Edwards, head of auctions and auctioneer at Seel & Co.

Said David Loosemore: “Since it started, I am very proud to say that Chefs’ Night Out has raised more than £835,000 for Tŷ Hafan. We are back now after three years away, and our ambition is for this event to raise in excess of £165,000 which will take our total raised to the £1m mark and beyond. Tŷ Hafan cares for thousands of children and, just as importantly, supports the friends and family of those children so they can live their lives to the full, however long or short those precious lives may be.”