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Jonny Dunhill Tribute Dinner27-03-2012
A fund-raising tribute dinner for Jonny Dunhill, owner of Ramsgate’s Eddie Gilbert’s restaurant and wet fish shop, who died in February aged 49, is to host Janet Street-Porter as guest of honour.
A 6-course dinner of Jonny’s favourite dishes will be served at Thanet College’s Bay View Restaurant in Broadstairs on Monday 28th May. The tasting menu has been designed by Craig Mather, Eddie Gilbert’s original head chef, who now works as a Chef Lecturer at the college.
The dinner will raise funds for Pilgrims Hospice in Margate, where Jonny spent his final days. Monies will also be used for the creation of an annual bursary scheme, where students of Kent’s catering colleges will complete to win funding to allow them to train with a top international chef.
A number of generous gifts are being donated for the charity auction and raffles prizes, including a signed painting from leading artist Ray Richardson, suit and shirt from a Jermyn Street tailor, short-break holidays, meals for two, a case of wine, a round of golf and food hamper.
Sponsors include - TM Lewin; The Stables Holiday Cottage, Knowle Grange Health Spa, The Reading Rooms, White Vine, The Ambrette, The Mulberry Tree, TV Chef Richard Phillips, Chix & Buck, Northforeland Golf Course and Produced in Kent.
Tickets cost £30 from Eddie Gilbert's and Thanet College.