Auction Against Hunger is fighting the good foodie fight

Ailis Brennan
Hansen family fusion: Spiced veal minced omelette: Daniel Hambury

On November 7, Borough Market will play host to the fifth annual instalment of Auction Against Hunger.

The event will unite 10 of the nation’s top chefs with some of most well-loved traders from the market all in aid of Action Against Hunger, the charity working to end malnourishment around the world, working to bring safe water and food to children and their families.

This year’s line-up of chefs is a mouth-watering prospect, featuring Anna Hansen of The Modern Pantry, Michelin star holder Pascal Aussignac of Club Gascon, Damian Clisby of Petersham Nurseries and Shaun Searley of The Quality Chop House.

They will be joined by traders including Indian street food purveyors Horn OK Please, tapas lovers Brindisa, Thai street food specialists and Khanom Krok and cheese connoisseurs Une Normande A Londres.

Since 2012, the annual event has raised over half a million pounds. You can get hold of a coveted ticket for £60, which will get you six dishes, three drinks and all the snacks you can eat, and then enter auctions, silent and live. What’s more, this year every pound raised will be doubled by the government – so if you haven’t got yourself down there the previous four years, this is the year to do it.

Auction Against Hunger is on 7 November, get your tickets at