In a series of one night only events, renowned chef Tom Aikens is bringing heavyweights from across the London restaurant scene together in a bid to raise awareness for hospitality establishments that are struggling as a result of Covid-19.
Launching on 14th October with Robin Gill of former Clapham institution, The Dairy, Muse Masters invites 23 lucky guests to watch the chefs in action at theatre-style open kitchens, as well as sample a carefully curated six-course menu. The following week will see Tom joined in the kitchen by Alex Dilling, from Michelin-starred The Greenhouse, which has also had to close its doors due to Covid-19.
The chefs will bring with them signature offerings from their previous restaurants, giving guests a chance to enjoy their favorite dishes one last time. Hosted at Tom Aiken’s intimate townhouse restaurant, Muse, the series is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a fine dining experience whilst giving back to the industry that makes such experiences possible.
While industries across the world are still feeling the ongoing reverberations from the pandemic, hospitality is one that is undoubtedly struggling. Multiple esteemed restaurants have been forced to close their doors, with the future of others still hanging in the balance.
As well as raising awareness, the Muse Masters series will also raise funds to support individuals who have been directly affected, with 10% of profits going to the charity Only A Pavement Away (OAPA).
In response to the saddening news that many workers from within the hospitality industry – from waiting staff and bartenders, to pot washers and chefs – have been made homeless as a result of redundancy, Tom Aikens has paired with OAPA.
The UK-based charity is led by leading figures from across hospitality and aims to help individuals who have become homeless gain employment in restaurants, bars and pubs.
As part of the collaboration, Tom Aikens has pioneered multiple drives to raise funds for the charity during a time when it is needed more than ever. In addition to the Muse Masters series, the ‘Tom Aikens Charity Cooking Challenge’ invited participants to cook a meal in five minutes, donate to OAPA, and nominate five friends to do the same.
Muse Masters tickets at $160 per person, including six-course menu, seasonal snacks and glass of champagne.