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Top chef Galvin cooks up appeal for Christmas homeless

PUBLISHED: 08:00 01 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:58 05 October 2010

TOP chef Chris Galvin is serving up a first-class meal alongside homeless and vulnerably-housed catering trainees in London’s East End at lunchtime today. The head chef at the Hilton in Mayfair is helping launch a recruitment drive for volunteers to run kitchens for the homeless at Christmas at the Crisis charity’s Skylight Café at noon

By Mike Brooke

TOP chef Chris Galvin is serving up a first-class meal alongside homeless and vulnerably-housed catering trainees in London's East End at lunchtime today.

The head chef from Galvin at Windows at the Hilton in Mayfair, who opens La Chapelle shortly in Spitalfields, is helping launch a recruitment drive for volunteers to run kitchens for the homeless at Christmas.

The launch is being staged at noon at the Crisis charity's Skylight Café at Commercial Street in Spitalfields.

The charity needs 300 chefs, experienced food handlers and kitchen assistants to help London's homeless over the festive season as part of Crisis Christmas, running from December 23 to 30.

The organisation has been running its Christmas 'crisis' centres in London over the past three decades which provide companionship and support to alleviate loneliness and isolation and help people out of homelessness. The nine temporary centres it runs across London cater for 2,000 homeless people each Christmas with accommodation, food and care services.


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