The Independent London Newspaper
26th April 2019

Celebrity chefs in Soup Kitchen

    Soup Kitchen director Miranda Suit, in the front with, from left, Jacob Kennedy,

    CELEBRITY chefs who usually tickle the tastebuds of City bankers did their bit for London’s homeless this week.
    TV star Giorgio Locatelli was among five of London’s top chefs who chipped in to feed the homeless at the Soup Kitchen at the American Church in Tottenham Court Road.
    The chefs were involved as part of the annual StreetSmart campaign, in which top restaurants ask diners to add £1 to their bill at Christmas time that is donated to homeless charities.
    Glenn Pougnet, director of StreetSmart UK, said: “The chefs generously went down to help with the work.
    “As you can imagine, their restaurants are insanely busy at this time of year and it was fantastic that they gave up their time.
    “We’re lucky at StreetSmart in that we’re sponsored by Deutschebank.
    “They pay the wages of the staff, the leaflet costs, everything.
    “It means that 100p in every pound goes straight to charities like the Soup Kitchen.”
    Miranda Suit, director of the Soup Kitchen, said: “The chefs didn't just help with the food, they actually went and handed it out to our regulars and spoke to them.
    “They wanted to see the impact that their incredibly important work has. The money that organisations like StreetSmart give is what keeps us going.”
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