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Dingley Dell's 

Flying Visit

6th of October 2014

Young’s brewery will be hosting this year’s Dingley Dell Pork “Flying Visit with “The Dirty Dozen” chefs. The 12 course tasting BBQ competition will be held on 27th September to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust & Young’s chosen charity - Wooden Spoon to help transform the lives of young people with cancer in the UK.

The event will see Mark Poynton & Adam Smith go head to head with two teams of great chefs from all over the UK competing in a BBQ competition like no other! Hosted by The Leather Bottle at Earlsfield, London with a celebrity judging panel from both the food & music industry (tbc 14th Sept). The event is already proving popular with food lovers - tickets are already selling like hot cakes. Michelin starred chefs Simon Hulstone & Matt Gillan along with Steve Smith, Eric Snaith, Andrew Nutter, Russell Bateman, Gary Usher, Rob Kennedy & John Feeney will be competing to create the tastiest BBQ pork dishes & be crowned winners of the Golden Pig trophy. Team mate Murray Chapman from “Passion to Inspire” will bring in students from six catering colleges to cook alongside the talented chefs. Tickets are now on sale through Eventbrite priced £45 per person which includes 12 tasting dishes (one by each chef) along with a welcome drink - this is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the UK’s greatest culinary talents at work. Butchers from Direct Meat will produce cuts for the chefs who will cook some amazingly creative & innovative dishes using the whole pig. Live butchery demonstrations will take place during the evening. There will be music with live band the “Broadside Boys” and a charity auction with some money can’t buy lots up for grabs.

Mark Hayward from Dingley Dell chose to support TCT after being inspired by a courageous young lady who worked on the last Flying Visit whilst undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer. Emily Mackay a student at East Kent catering college now writes her own blog about her life experiences which in her own words is “not all doom and gloom” . Emily will be cooking on this fantastic, fun event. Emily will also be making a visit to the Universal Food & Cookery Festival at Vallum Farm on 23rd September with Delifresh who supply chefs and restaurants all over the North of England with fresh produce – they were blown away with Emily and pledged to help raise funds for TCT along with raising awareness of the charity both regionally and nationally.


Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the seven young people aged 13 to 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. The charity funds and builds specialist units in NHS hospitals and provides dedicated staff, bringing young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in the best place for them. Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people and health professionals about cancer to help improve the speed and quality of diagnosis.

Wooden Spoon is the UK's leading grant-making charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged and disabled children and young people through rugby. As one of the country's largest funders of respite and medical treatment centres, sensory rooms, specialist playgrounds, sports activity areas and community based programmes in the UK. Inspired by a rugby heritage, they’ve been able to help over a million children and young people through our life-changing projects since we were founded in 1983.

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