Food ambassador Christopher Trotter announced as Star of charity fundraiser

Christopher Trotter.

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Lochaber charity Birchwood Highland is hosting its annual Dinner with the Stars fundraising event; with food ambassador and writer Christopher Trotter set to visit the Highland capital to cook and entertain enthusiasts and supporters of the charity.

Christopher is a passionate advocate for seasonal fresh Scottish produce, having been inspired by Scotland’s larder when running a hotel in Argyll for six years.  Trained at the Savoy in London, Christopher has worked in two Michelin starred establishments – head chef in one.

His food consultancy business takes him all over Scotland and he has written over a dozen cookery books. He also organises food-based festivals and demonstrations and provides team building sessions for business.  He is a sought-after commentator and after-dinner speaker.

Now in its fourth year – and with an established foodie following – Dinner with the Stars 2019 will take place in Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness in April, and will feature local guest chefs as well as a main course prepared by Christopher.

Hosted by Birchwood Highland ambassador and STV News’ Nicola McAlley, Dinner with the Stars will feature a number of fundraising elements, including a raffle, gala auction and silent auction.

Emily Stokes, chief executive of Birchwood Highland, said:  ‘We’re really looking forward to welcoming Christopher to the Highlands.  Dinner with the Stars is Birchwood Highland’s major fundraising event of the year and helps to raise vital funds for quality of life activities for people we support, all while raising awareness of mental health more generally within the Highlands.’


The evening will also feature a Q+A session with Christopher, finishing up in true Highland style with a cèilidh dance from award-winning band, Hò-rò.

Birchwood Highland supports people to build self-confidence and adopt lifestyles that improve their health and well-being. Through housing support, care at home and tailored support packages to suit individuals’ needs, the charity enables and empowers people to work towards achieving personal goals; promoting independence, inclusion and recovery.

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