Celebrity Chefs Ken Hom and Nigel Howarth Delight Guests With Curated Menu for Philanthropic Event at PARADE, Chester Racecourse

Celebrity Chefs Ken Hom and Nigel Howarth Delight Guests With Curated Menu for Philanthropic Event at PARADE, Chester Racecourse

Celebrity Chefs Ken Hom and Nigel Howarth Delight Guests With Curated Menu for Philanthropic Event at PARADE, Chester Racecourse

Multi award-winning Michelin starred chef Ken Hom CBE and Northwest star chef Nigel Howarth brought their culinary expertise to an exclusive event at PARADE at Chester Racecourse last week. The luxurious venue at the racecourse was chosen by The Blenheim Club to host a fine dining experience, launching their new venture with ambitious plans to enrich 80 million lives whilst combining luxury lifestyle experiences, community and philanthropy.

An Asian inspired menu was carefully curated by the culinary veterans who also oversaw the kitchen on the evening, delivering top quality dishes for 70 guests in the beautiful surroundings of Chester Racecourse.  With over 90 years cooking experience between the two, the event was destined to impress and successfully launch the charity to potential supporters. Opportunities for guests to meet the chefs and discuss the evening’s dishes provided an intimate and unique experience that PARADE has become known for. The Blenheim Club have already confirmed their return to PARADE for their next philanthropic dinner early next year.

Tom Wilkins, who is the inspiration behind The Blenheim Club, said: “We received unbelievable support from the PARADE team before, during and after the event. The collective enthusiasm and attention to detail makes the venue totally world class at every step.

“The bigger picture is that the PARADE team have helped start something that has the ambitions to positively change the lives of many people around the world. The feedback on the event has been sensational and it has been a joy to work with the team.”

Launched in 2019, PARADE at Chester Racecourse’s is an intimate, stylish, live-sports entertainment experience that promises to be ‘one of the best at any sporting venue’.  The luxurious trackside venue is positioned in the ultimate location for any racegoer, alongside the finishing post.  In addition to becoming known for delivering the finest raceday experience for the intimate setting, design, indulgence, impeccable service and fine dining by its guests it is also being recognised at the upcoming Racecourse Association Awards, being shortlisted in the food & beverage category for the outstanding offering. PARADE can alsobe ‘Exclusively Yours’ for private bespoke event bookings.

The next talented chef in the PARADE kitchen is Harry Guy for a pop-up kitchen event.  On Friday 2nd December, the coveted Roux scholarship award-winning chef will return after a successful first event back in August, leading up to the much-anticipated Chester restaurant, X by Harry Guy.  Guests will be taken on a gastronomic journey as they sample an array of seasonal dishes. Over the past 12 months, Harry has been touring the Northwest and beyond in search of the best local and seasonal ingredients, born out of a passionate selection of growers that are at the top of their game.

Rupert Worden, Head of Catering for Chester Racecourse, comments: “Guests can expect a dining experience like no other starting with Champagne and snacks followed by a series of dishes to entice the senses, perfectly paired with an exceptional drinks flight as Chef Harry Guy takes diners on a gastronomic journey course by course.”  The event will take place on 2nd December 2022 at 6:30pm. Tickets are available from £195pp which includes a totally unique six course tasting menu and snacks, complete with champagne on arrival or £250 to also include a drinks flight.  Tickets are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

You can also enjoy the ultimate racing experience at PARADE during the 2023 race season.  Witness seven high-octane races on your chosen day in the summer roof garden and viewing terrace against the beautiful backdrop of the Roodee. As well as enjoying the most premium spot on course,the dedicated Concierge team will coordinate your experience from start to finish and ensure your race day in PARADE is one you will not forget in a hurry.   The season will commence on 10th May with the Boodles May Festival, and run until mid October with a range of day and evening racing options available.  Contact the PARADE Concierge to book your raceday experience, the Harry Guy dinner, or to make the stunning venue ‘Exclusively Yours’ by booking your very own special event. Email to find out moreconcierge@paradechester.com

About Ken Hom

Ken Hom OBE is the man who showed the British how to cook Asian food. A leading authority on Chinese cuisine, he is one of the most respected and celebrated TV chefs of all time. His phenomenal success is easily measured. He is the author of almost 40 books, which have inspired millions of home cooks around the world. And in Britain alone, the Ken Hom wok is found in one in seven kitchens. Ken Hom, who resides in France and in Thailand but travels tirelessly all over the world, continues to appear regularly as celebrity chef, write books and keep an involvement with restaurants worldwide.

Additionally, he has been one of the fathers in articulating what is now popularly known as ‘fusion cooking’. His seminal book called East Meets West Cuisine was published in 1986. It was his natural development of cultural experiences, elective affinities that lend to the blending of Eastern and Western foods, seasonings, and techniques derived from his family life, professional teaching  career and travels. The success of the concept led him to create menus for an airline, hotel restaurants worldwide as well as restaurant concepts over the last 45 years.

About Nigel Howarth

Nigel Haworth was born in Whalley, Lancashire, where his food roots remain to this today. From his initial training in Lancashire, he embarked on a culinary journey covering London, Scotland and Switzerland, before returning home to take over as Head Chef at Northcote Manor in 1984. By 1995, Nigel was celebrating the Egon Ronay Chef Of The Year award. Just a year later, he gained his first Michelin star.

As a chef, Nigel has helped define the path of modern British cooking through his championing of regional produce and traditional dishes, inspiring countless others to follow his local, seasonal model. He has also become a popular presence on TV with appearances on shows including Masterchef, Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen.

For more than three decades, Nigel was the driving culinary force behind Northcote. In that time, he (with co-founder Craig Bancroft) transformed its unique location in the small village of Langho, Lancashire, into a place of gastronomic pilgrimage.

Today, Nigel is still writing new chapters in his incredible story, with the opening of his brand new pub and restaurant The Three Fishes in Mitton.