The week in pictures

In fine dining, heavyweights of the restaurant business prepped, cooked and served a banquet alongside former rough sleepers and prison offenders, who have successfully rebuilt their lives working in the hospitality industry on Wednesday.

The Cook & Dine event was in aid of reforming charity Only a Pavement Away, which saw Greene King CEO Nick MacKenzie, Carluccio’s CEO Mark Jones and UK Hospitality chief Kate Nicholls all roll up their sleeves for the lunch at Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden, raising £20,000 in the process.

TV chef Tom Kerridge, whose head chef Chris Mackett ran the kitchen at the event, said: “My team and I are absolutely delighted to be involved with Only A Pavement Away, and this unique event. It’s a great charity that’s giving vulnerable people an opportunity to find stability and build a career in an industry that I love, and am passionate about. Hospitality has given me so much and I’m really happy to be able to help this brilliant initiative.”

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