Top chefs are vital ingredient in charity project

Mark Alston - executive head chef, Royal Yacht Britannia
Mark Alston - executive head chef, Royal Yacht Britannia
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Mark Alston, executive head chef of the Royal Yacht Britannia, has given his regal seal of approval to a charity project being organised by Sheffield knife sharpener Mick Fox.

Mark is the latest name to be added to the list of top chefs contributing to the 365 Charity Cookbook – due to be published later this year in aid of three charities including St Luke’s Hospice and the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

Others already signed up range from big names, such as Aiden Byrne, Brian Turner and Cyrus Todiwala, to chefs in local pubs and restaurants.

“The idea came about while I was going about my business, servicing restaurants,” says Mick. “I asked a few chefs if they would donate a recipe, then a few more, and before long chefs from across the world were offering to get involved.”

The cookbook will feature a different chef and recipe for every day of the year. All contributions have been donated free of charge.

Production costs are being met by the sale of a 28-page ebook, featuring 12 recipes from across the globe – all of them different from those to be featured in the main book.

It is available now, priced £6, from 365 Cookbook