Extreme Chefs Raise £1,000 for Hospitality Action

Tough chefs stick together to tackle the world’s most gruelling assault courseTough chefs stick together to tackle the world’s most gruelling assault course

Four extreme chefs tackled mud, fire and ice in September to complete Tough Mudder, the world’s most gruelling assault course, raising £1,000 for Hospitality Action.

The ‘We Can Take The Heat’ chef team - made up of National Chef of the Year finalist Alex Bond, Turners; Young National Chef of the Year finalist Ruth Hansom, The Ritz; Adam Thomason, Wykeham Arms; and Connor Godfrey, Wilton’s – were pushed to the limit to overcome death-defying obstacles as part of a 12-mile circuit in Powys, Wales.

Connor Godfrey, who led from the front and supported the team throughout the course, said: “Sticking together made Tough Mudder much easier to deal with. But, nothing could prepare me for the arctic enema ice bath on an early Sunday morning!”

Ruth Hansom, who aced the electric eels challenge, said: “I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew is that if I wanted to complete the course I had to stay close to my team who were great, especially when I was carried over the ‘mud mile’.”

‘We Can Take The Heat’, sponsored by Meadowland Double, raised £1,000 for Hospitality Action.

Alan Black, category marketing manager for Unilever Food Solutions comments: “We thought it would be a great fit to connect the Meadowland brand to a team that had to really stick together to succeed, and nothing demands teamwork quite like Tough Mudder. Alex, Ruth, Adam and Connor did a fantastic job and worked together as a team from start to finish.

“Our latest campaign highlights the importance of stability in the professional kitchen through six extreme YouTube videos that really put Meadowland through its paces, just like our team were.”

Take a look at Meadowland’s extreme videos here: www.unileverfoodsolutions.co.uk/promotions/meadowland-2013

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