Bristol chefs to serve restaurant-quality meals to the homeless this Christmas

Top Bristol chefs have teamed up with local charities to offer meals to those in need over Christmas – and they need our donations

Local homeless charity Caring in Bristol has announced plans for this year’s Caring at Christmas Project. Working with Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton, food redistribution charity FareShare South West and organic supplier The Community Farm, it will provide restaurant quality, zero-waste meals for seven days to people experiencing homelessness in Bristol. 

A host of top-notch chefs and restaurateurs have come aboard for kitchen take-overs during the seven day period, including Ben Harvey and Dominic Borel from Pasta Loco, Elloitt and Tess Lidstone from Box-E, and Adrian Kirikmaa of St Monica Trust. 

The project will be split across three venues from and, as well as providing three meals a day, will offer 24-hour support, offering shelter, medical care and emotional support. 

Eggleton has designed the menus and will be cooking in the meals with his team. He says, “After a little involvement during the 2018 project, it’s great to be more integrated with the work that Caring in Bristol are doing in 2019 – I am really looking forward to working with both the Caring volunteers and the community once again. The work that Caring in Bristol do is amazing, and I am so pleased to be able to link up the Bristol restaurant community with the Caring at Christmas project.”

This project is reliant on donations from the public. You can support the project by donating on the Caring in Bristol website or signing up for volunteering opportunities.

Here’s a full list of meals being cooked as part of the project this year:

Monday 23 December: Ben Harvey and Dom Borel from Pasta Loco, Elliott and Tess Lidstone from BoxE and chef and food writer Romy Gill 

Tuesday 24 December: Shona Graham of Emmeline, Mike Orme from Dela and Leanne Purton of Pearly King Cake and Elliott and Tess Lidstone of BOX-E

Wednesday 25 December: Josh Eggleton from The Pony and Trap, Shona Graham from Emmeline, chef Chris Peers and friends and Romy Gill, chef and food writer

Thursday 26 December: Adrian Kirikmaa of St Monica Trust 

Friday 27 December: Josh Eggleton

Saturday 28 December: Mark Chapman of Bravas

Sunday 29 December: Carlos Rivas of Masa and Mezcal

Monday 30 December:  Ben Pryor from Poco Tapas

Tuesday 31 December: Matt and Diana Hampshire of Tare