Ottolenghi Cookery Demonstration and Lunch
We were privileged to have Spread a Smile’s favourite chef, Yotam Ottolenghi, author of the acclaimed books Plenty, Jerusalem and Ottolenghi the Cookbook and owner of Nopi and Ottolenghi Delis cook for a room full of our supporters in October 2013.
We were also delighted to have Jamie Wilcox, Head of Volunteer Services at Great Ormond Street, introduce the event. He said, “Spread a Smile’s work is clinically important for the recovery of our young patients. It also the added benefit of making them feel positive about their lives.”
A number of journalists wrote about the event, including the Daily Mail’s food writer, Ann Shooter, our local newspaper the Ham & High , the Jewish Chronicle and a blog piece even appeared on Ottolenghi’s very own blog.
Thank you to all for making our launch fundraising event such a special occasion and for raising such a lot of money through the event and a raffle – with prizes kindly donated by Ottolenghi. All of these donations have gone towards helping us to entertain seriously ill children in hospital.
Cooking the Books
September is the time of year when students are excited to be flying the nest for the first time, heading out to far flung parts of the country to begin university. But, as they pin their Nirvana posters to the wall of their digs and unpack their skinny jeans, they find themselves panicking as they realise they can’t even boil an egg.
Last year, a bunch of savvy students joined a Spread a Smile cookery demonstration by top chef Jason Wild with the aim of improving their culinary skills before their first term started. They left with ideas to see them through Fresher’s Week which should have impressed their new fellow university friends.
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I can't really explain just what a great charity it is and we as a family are grateful that you Let us make special memories. I wish we had known about you when my brother was alive. Please tell everyone.xxx
So thank you to everyone at Spread a Smile
from the Jain Family.