Billy Wright and Jack Layer were finalists in Masterchef 2016, before being beaten in the final by Jane Devonshire.
The two now work together, under the imaginative name Billy & Jack, and they are planning on putting on a number of themed supper clubs in various venues.
Their first event was completed this weekend, and was a daring 24-hour supper club held in the swish restaurant Plum + Spilt Milk at the Great Northern Hotel at Kings Cross.
The supper club was in aid of Cancer Research and was timed to fit in with World Cancer Day on Sunday. It ran from 11am Saturday until 11am Sunday, and comprised six separate sittings – Saturday brunch, lunch, two dinner sittings, late night supper, and Sunday brunch.
We were very happy to provide the meat for the event, and we donated free-range chicken breasts and diced lamb.
The chicken was used to make chicken wellington, a twist on the traditional beef wellington, and these were served in the dinner and supper sittings on Saturday.
The lamb was barbequed by guest chef Ben Tish (author, regular guest on TV cookery shows, and formerly of the Salt Yard group of restaurants) and served with baked squashes, anchovies, capers and brown butter.
Cancer Research is a cause close to Billy’s heart. His Mum has suffered from the disease twice, and in June 2017 Billy was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer after visiting the doctor with a persistent cough. After an operation and ongoing treatment Billy is on the mend, but his experiences mean he is passionate about raising funds and awareness for Cancer Research.
We were very proud to support the event and the cause. Although the boys were exhausted by the end they put on an amazing feast and every plate they served was just perfect.
If you'd like to donate to Cancer Research you still can, by clicking here
Their next event will be a supper club celebrating seasonal British ingredients at BOKI on Saturday 3rd March, flowed by a Sunday Roast at Blacks Club on Sunday 4th March.
5th February 2018