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The Ultimate Pop Up – Thursday June 20th 2019

Seven of the region’s most sought-after chefs join forces for The Ultimate Pop Up at Hush Heath Winery to raise funds for children’s charity, Tree of Hope

Local foodies are in for a treat this Summer with the chance to feast on a six-course tasting menu prepared by seven of the region’s most sought-after chefs and served in the beautiful surrounds of Hush Heath Winery.

Fresh from being crowned Kent Chef of the Year, The Small Holding’s Will Devlin will be cooking alongside star of the Great British Menu and Head Chef at Verdigris, Scott Goss and proprietor and chef at The Compasses Inn, Crundale Robert Taylor. Former Kentish Hare and MasterChef the professional’s personality, Bobby Brown, chef-proprietor of The Michelin listed Wheelwrights Arms in Matfield for 6 years, Rob Marsh and Hush Heath’s Executive Chef, Fabio Vinciguerra will also be creating very special dishes at the pop up while The Bicycle Bakery’s Jamie Tandoh will be responsible for producing the exquisite dessert.

Robert Taylor, The Compasses Crundale

Tammy Jackson, the Leigh based mixologist behind For Cocktail Sake, a blog which has gained a huge following since it was launched at the end of 2018, is devising a delectable cocktail especially for the evening which will be served to guests on arrival along with a selection of canapes.

This one-off special event, sponsored by CCLA, is set to take place on Thursday June 20th  and will raise funds for Tonbridge based charity Tree of Hope, who support families of disabled and seriously ill children across the U.K. to raise funds for treatment, therapies and equipment recommended by their healthcare teams.

“It is a privilege to work with such a brilliant local charity who are achieving great things,” comments Scott Goss.

Scott Goss, Verdigris

Over the last year the charity has capitalised on the food frenzy that has taken over the nation hosting a series of fundraisers aimed at food lovers. Dine and Donate, their annual fundraising campaign takes place throughout the Spring and encourages individuals, corporates and community groups to host anything from a simple coffee morning to an elaborate banquet. The campaign raised over £12,000 in 2018. Following the success of Dine and Donate, The Cook Book – Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, a collaboration with over 20 local eateries and producers in the area, was compiled and has so far raised £16,000 since it was published in November.

Will Devlin, The Small Holding

Tree of Hope’s Fundraising Manager Kate Bourne, who is organising the Ultimate Pop Up comments “We are extremely lucky to be based in a region with a thriving food scene but the opportunity to indulge in a meal prepared by some of the area’s very best chefs using the finest local produce, in stunning surroundings is rare and we’re delighted that such a special night will raise funds for Tree of Hope. With over a million children now registered as disabled in the U.K., we are so aware that the hundreds of families we currently assist is just a drop in the ocean. The Ultimate Pop Up will enable the charity to reach more families that so desperately need our help.”

The Ultimate Pop Up will take place on Thursday June 20th at Hush Heath Winery. Tickets can be purchased online


To find out more about the work of Tree of Hope go to

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