On 20 September 2012, top chefs and hospitality industry figures will be taking part in Rumble in the Kitchen, a white-collar boxing match in aid of Galvin’s Chance, a charity project aimed at giving young people at risk the opportunity to train and work front of house in some of London’s finest restaurants and hotels.
The purpose of Galvin’s Chance is to provide a supported into-work programme and apprenticeship for young people aged 18-24 who may be ex-offenders or who are deemed disadvantaged, including those ‘at risk’ of gang culture.
The evening will consist of a champagne reception on arrival followed by a food-court of culinary delights. The food court will be provided by Brett Graham (The Ledbury), Chris and Jeff Galvin (Galvin at Windows), Daniel Boulud (Bar Boulud), Michel Roux Jr (Le Gavroche), Philip Corrick (The Royal Automobile Club) and Raymond Blanc (Le Manoir).
Each of the twelve bouts consists of three two minute rounds. Boxers could be subject to last minute changes. but at present the the full list of confirmed competitors are: Omar Alibhoy, Michele Caggianese, Stefan Chomka, Paulo De Tarso, Monica Galetti, Sam Harrison, Will Holland, Andrew McLeish, Andrew Sicklin, Dean Yasharian, Emile Galvin, Fred Sirieix, Hayden Groves, Kamal Manhas, Luigi Vespero, Marcus Wareing and Matt Wilkin
Rumble in the Kitchen will be held on the 20th September 2012 from 7pm onwards at the Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall. The event is limited 300 guests with ring side table of four people for £1,000, ringside seats for£150 and standing tickets for £100,