TWO of Huddersfield’s top chefs will go head to head at a fundraising event inspired by a personal bereavement.
Tim Bilton will welcome Barrington Douglas as a guest chef for the night at the Butcher’s Arms in Hepworth for a cooking demonstration on Saturday, March 21.
The sold-out event will raise money for Orchid, a charity set up to target cancers mainly affecting men.
It comes just weeks after the death of Tim’s grandfather, Harry, from prostate cancer at the age of 86.
Tim said: “Women’s cancers are well-publicised, but for men it can be something that is a bit embarrassing to talk about.
“I wanted to do something that would raise a bit of awareness.”
About 50 diners have paid £30 for a three-course Caribbean menu devised by Barrington, who runs Discovery Bay on Wood Street in Huddersfield town centre.
Tim said he would try to give the meal a “Yorkshire twist”.
There will also be a fundraising auction on the night. The proceeds, along with half the ticket sales, will go to the charity.
Tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire said the two chefs were helping to raise Huddersfield’s profile.
Area director Peter Myers said: “This event brings together two of Huddersfield’s leading chefs who are making a name for themselves on a national scale, which is great for raising the profile of the town and Yorkshire as a food destination. On top of that, it’s for an extremely good cause.”