Thousands raised at Fishy Feast charity event

Penwith College’s Senara restaurant has delivered a gift that counts this Christmas, confirming its recent Fishy Feast has raised nearly £5,000 for the Fishermen’s Mission.

The kitchen team from the Fishy Feast charity Event

Harry Potter actress Sophie Thompson with a stellar line up of top chefs from across Cornwall and students from Senara Restaurant.

Harry Potter actress and MasterChef 2014 winner Sophie Thompson joined a stellar line up of top chefs from across Cornwall including Jude Kerema (Kota Kai), Stephane Delourme (The Seafood Restaurant), Ben Tunnicliffe (The Tolcarne Inn), Guy Owen (Idle Rocks), Emily Scott (St Tudy Inn), Mick Smith (Porthminster Beach Café) and Stuart Pate (The Seafood Restaurant) to deliver a mouth-watering 16 courses to hungry guests in November.   

The evening amassed nearly £4,000 in ticket sales and donations for the Charity, with final sales from the evening’s auction confirmed this week taking the total to nearly £5,000.

Julian Waring, fundraising manager for the Fishermen’s Mission commented: “The money raised is due to the countless people worked so hard and so much empathy for months to make a memorable night. Our sincere thanks goes to the sponsors, the team at the College and the professional chefs”.

Graham Oxley, hospitality programme team leader at the College sad: “The event was such an incredible collaboration of chefs and a very memorable experience for our students.”

Bringing the Fishy Feast to the heart of the Cornish fishing community in order to raise much needed funds is very inspiring. We cannot thanks everyone enough for showing their support for this event”.

The latest menus for Senara Restaurant can be found online where readers can also find details of how to book a table. Keep an eye on the College’s website for the latest events or like it on Facebook.