Jersey: Carey Olsen Raises £16,000 At Its Celebrity Charity Dinner
Last Updated: 15 May 2015

A remarkable £16,000 was raised for Jersey Hospice Care and Jersey Alzheimer's Association at Carey Olsen's inaugural celebrity charity dinner on 30 April.

Twice Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar from Benares restaurant in Mayfair and celebrity wine expert Olly Smith, who regularly appear on the BBC's Saturday Kitchen, joined forces to create a feast for over 200 guests at Jersey's Royal Yacht Hotel.

The flagship Carey Olsen event included a Champagne reception followed by a five-course modern Indian dinner prepared by Mr Kochhar along with two chefs from Benares supported by Steve Walker, head chef at the Royal Yacht Hotel, and his team.

Carey Olsen chairman, John Kelleher, said: "Having Atul and Olly host a unique fine-dining experience in Jersey was a real coup and we were pleased to be able to extend the opportunity to the wider community for the benefit of our charities. Their enthusiasm ensured a brilliant evening that raised a significant amount of money for two very worthy causes."

Non-executive director, George Baird, who attended with friends said: "A huge thank you must go to Carey Olsen for a fantastic initiative. We enjoyed amazing food, great wine and a wonderful atmosphere. Jersey Hospice Care and Jersey Alzheimer's Association are two charities very close to my heart and the money raised will make a big difference to both."

Owner of the Bastille Brasserie, Georgina Cottini, said: "A top class chef and sommelier in one room and they did not disappoint. Best meal of the year by far! "

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