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Manuel Mancuso, Head Chef at Brigade, will be cooking an exclusive four course menu on the 2nd of March

The Social Diner with Mark Hix

The incredible Mark Hix MBE will be delighting us with an exclusive 4 course menu on the 4th December!
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The incredible Manuel Mancuso will be leading our next supper club

Join us for a night of extraordinary food with a social purpose

The Social Diner is a supper club with a difference. We invite a well known chef to cook alongside our apprentices, who have all been affected by homelessness. 

We've seen the likes of Michel Roux Jr (La Gavorche), Shay Cooper (The Goring), Chris King (The Langham) and Mark Hix (HIX Restaurants) lead our supper clubs  in 2017. 

Brigade's very own Head Chef, Manuel Mancuso, will be kicking off 2018 with an extra special edition. We're inviting our talented apprentice alumni back to showcase all of the skills they've learnt since joining our programme. 

Previous apprentice, Grant Ridley, is currently working at the Mondrian and will be working under Manuel's guidance to create a stunning four course menu. We'll be inviting back apprentices, past and present, to help deliver on the night. 

Join us for a night of exceptional food, incredible stories and great conversation!


The Social Diner with Mark Hix

The Social Diner

with Mark Hix MBE

Celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer, Mark Hix is known for his original take on British gastronomy. He is lauded as one of London's most eminent restaurateurs with an unrivaled knowledge of ingredients.

He opened his first restaurant in 2008- the distinguished HIX Oyster & Chop House in Smithfield. He has since opened several more, including HIX Soho, Tramshed, Hixter Bankside and HIX Oyster & Fish House in his native Dorset.

He is also the author of a number of cookbooks on British cuisine which have won a flurry of awards and commendations, including Mark Hix The Collection, British Regional Food and British Seasonal Food. 

Most recently, Mark received an MBE for services to hospitality, appointed within the New Year's Honours 2017 list.

On the 4th December Mark will be designing and cooking a 4 course menu alongside our apprentices. All profits will fund our training programmes.

To book your place at this exclusive event please click here



The Social Diner Presents Simon Boyle

The Social Diner is a gourmet supper club with a big impact. We invite an extraordinary chef to cook a four course menu alongside our apprentices. 

November 3rd is our very own chef founder's turn!  Simon Boyle started his career at the Savoy and has since worked on 5* Minerva cruise ships, cooked for Saudi Princes and in prestigious settings such as Mossimans. He's the culinary ambassador for unilever and recently received the People's Choice Award from the Craft Guild of Chefs. 

Tickets and more details here. 


The Social Diner with Chris King

The Social Diner

with Chris King

Chris has been Executive chef at The Langham London since 2015, and oversees the food and beverage throughout the property, including the newly opened tavern The Wigmore.

When Michel Roux Jr and his father Albert opened their first collaboration in 19 years, Roux at the Landau at The Langham, Chris was appointed Head Chef.

Michel says of his protege, " Chris King is a rising star and his menus reflect the Roux trademark style of classically-constructed French dishes, blended with today's tastes for lighter choices. He has a modern approach to combining ingredients  and a contemporary style of presentation". 

The Social Diner does what is says on the tin so expect to meet new people, eat Michelin Star food and see Chris at work with our apprentices in our open kitchen at Brigade.

This is a one-off event and tickets are limited. 

A welcome drink is included in the ticket price. Additional drinks will then be available to purchase. 



Summer Freshlife course is here!

Freshlife applications are now open!

A five-day long interactive workshop that uses food as a catalyst to motivate and inspire people who have been at risk of, or have experienced, homelessness.

During Freshlife, participants will:

  • Learn about food and nutrition.
  • Be trained in basic cooking and knife skills.
  • Take an inspirational trip and participate in team-building exercises, and
  • Get an introduction to Get Stuck In and the Beyond Food United Kitchen Apprenticeship programme and get the opportunity to apply if eligible.

Starting August 2017

To apply for Freshlife, please click here or alternatively get in touch with Jan, our Support and Progression Manager on:

We look forward to hearing from you!

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