For these top Bristol food movers and shakers, the likes of Michelin stars, running restaurants and overseeing festivals is all in a days work. But for these individuals, they will soon be trading all of this in for hiking boots and a large rucksack for when they trek through the Langtang region of the Himalayas for Action Agaisnt Hunger.
The trekkers are made up of seven recognised Bristol industry players and one from Bournemouth. The plan will see the group fly to Kathmandu where they will meet a team of 12 who are also from the hospitality sector within the North West. They will be close to the Tibetan border completing an average of six-seven hours trekking per day, reaching altitudes of 4,400m and camping in remote locations for six nights.
Each of the participants in the challenge trip, which will see them journey through Nepal for 10 days from 24th April – 4th May, has begun a 16-week schedule of training in the lead up to their departure as well as forging ahead with a fundraising effort which will see the South West group reach a goal of £40,000 for the charity and help raise awareness of Action Against Hunger’s lifesaving work around the world.
Taking part in the Nepal trek from Bristol are Peter Sanchez-Iglesias (Casamia), Josh Eggleton (The Pony & Trap), Dominic Borel (Pasta Loco), Jamie Randall (Adelina Yard), Kieran Waite (Bravas), Freddy Bird (Lido), and Aine Morris (Abergavenny Food Festival).
James Fowler from The Larder House in Bournemouth completes the group from the South West.
A few of the chefs taking part will be putting on exclusive events in the city to raise money which will be announced via their social media (links to their twitter profiles are on their names above and follow #NepalTrek18). So keep an eye out for exciting food and drink events which promise to be very exciting.
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