A delicious new culinary venture has raised over £1,100 for Royal Trinity Hospice on its first outing.

The Abbeville Supper Club - the brainchild of local amateur chefs Jean-Pierre Bird and Teddy Rigby – launched on December 11 with the first of two sold out nights hosted in John-Pierre’s own kitchen, raising a fantastic £1,153 for Trinity.

With a growing waiting list and interest from the Abbeville community, the pair are planning further dates for April 2020, which will aim to raise further funds for Trinity.

The supper club, described by the chefs as a “passion project” and a “non-for-profit pop up supper club” is a unique model.  It intends to donate all profits to local charities.

Jean-Pierre Bird and Teddy Rigby said: “Cooking has been an outlet for us both for many years and we wanted to share that. Launching the Abbeville Supper Club is a way for us to give back to Trinity whilst doing what we love.

"It’s a fun idea for a night out in the local area and it’s in support of a well-loved local charity. It’s in the warmth of someone’s home, the food is a 5 course tasting menu with paired wines, a twist away from a typical restaurant menu and it’s a chance to share an experience with people."

“Trinity is close to our hearts, having both known people to have required the type of care Trinity provides. It’s an important charity to many in the local community and so it’s great to be able to give something back to an organisation that so many have received help from.

“There is a generosity and sense of community naturally around Abbeville that is like no other area. We can’t wait to share what’s in store for the Abbeville Supper Club!”

The first two supper clubs were made possible thanks to support from local businesses and other supporters in the community. The chefs plan to scale the supper club further with new dates in April 2020.

Follow the Abbeville Supper Club on Instagram to be the first to find out about new dates.