On Sunday the 7th of July the Olive Tree restaurant in Bath will be joining many leading restaurants from around the UK as they take part in “Social Sunday”. Now in its fourth year, Social Sunday raises funds for Hospitality Action – a charity that supports people who work or have worked in hospitality and find themselves in crisis.
“There is no such thing as a free lunch! But this may be the closest you will get!”
Bookings for this event are limited to a maximum of 50 guests so call 01225 447928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
Chris Cleghorn, Head Chef and Owen Farr, Restaurant Manager will be offering a fantastic three course Sunday lunch with a glass of champagne and paired wines with each course and coffee and petit fours to finish. Whilst guests will not be charged for their lunch, they will be asked to make a minimum donation of £50 per person to be gifted to Hospitality Action.
Through the generous support of many of the local suppliers to The Olive Tree, every pound gifted will be going direct to the charity. Laurence Beere, Owner of The Olive Tree said, “ We have been proud supporters of many local charities in the Bath area, however, this is the first time we are supporting our industry charity and we are delighted to be doing this event alongside many other highly regarded restaurants in the UK, under the initiative started four years ago by Jason Atherton. Our hope is that by filling the restaurant we will be able to give in excess of £2,500 to Hospitality Action.”
Head Chef Chris Cleghorn said: “I’m very happy that we are able to give back in some way via Hospitality Action. Ours is a very stressful industry, generally with very long hours and lots of pressure so when people fall on hard times, it’s great to support a charity that helps everyone who gives so much to hospitality get back on their feet.”
Social Sunday was started by Michelin chef Jason Atherton who ran his first Social Sunday fundraising event in 2015. Since then Social Sunday has grown to become a national celebration of the best of UK hospitality; all those who contribute showcase amazing food, service, unique experiences and a community bond.
The concept is simple: Jason, opens three of his London restaurants for a Sunday lunch service with all proceeds going directly to the charity. Jason’s fundraising efforts are replicated in restaurants and hotels across the UK who run wonderful events to engage their customers, celebrate their teams and to raise vital funds for Hospitality Action.