News: Attica chef Ben Shewry helping victims of Christchurch mosque attacks

28 March 2019
The Attica crew

Attica chef Ben Shewry helping victims of Christchurch mosque attacks

Attica chef Ben Shewry is holding a bake sale to raise money for the victims affected by the tragic mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15 March. From 9am – 12pm tomorrow, Saturday 30 March, cakes and pastries will be for sale by the piece at Attica.

“Each person is donating at least 250 pieces of a delicious food item to sell at our massive bake sale,” Shewry wrote in an Instagram post. Chefs include Andrew McConnell, Neil Perry, Shannon Martinez and more. “Every cent that is handed to us by the public goes directly to the Givealittle fund set up by Victim Support in New Zealand. Not a single cost will be taken out and everyone is donating their time, money and food and drinks to make this happen,” said Shewry. You can donate at the Givealittle page here.

TL&CC Collective restaurant Villa Aida of Wakayama, Japan, is turning twenty. To acknowledge the occasion, they have created a special festival in which four other TL&CC restaurants will partake.

My Way Expo 2019 will see over seventy chefs, producers and artisans from across Japan gather in Osaka for a day of eating, drinking and discussing food. The festival, organized by Villa Aida chef and owner, Kanji Kobayashi, is in celebration of the restaurant’s twentieth anniversary.

Focusing on a number of themes including agriculture, traditional Japanese condiments, sustainable living, food disposal and more, the festival will include discussion sessions and workshops where participating chefs can talk about their own initiatives and solutions relating to these topics. Food and ingredients will also be available for purchase.

Fellow TL&CC restaurants Sincere, La Cime, L’Effervescence and Florilege will be present at the festival.

The My Way Expo will be held on 14 April. For more information and to book, visit

  • Hambleton Hall, Oakham, UK, has unveiled two new restaurant features: a private dining room and a York-stone paved terrace. The dining room adds to the colourful English décor used throughout the restaurant, and the terrace maximizes the view over Hambleton’s parterre gardens.
  • Kangaroo Head, South Australia restaurant Sunset Food & Wine are part of Tasting Australia’s Kangaroo Island event on April 6 and 7. Guests begin their day-long trip with a visit to Sunset Food & Wine where Executive Chef Jack Ingram will serve a lunch made from the best ingredients the island has to offer. See here for more information.
  • After a successful crowdfunding campaign, UK business A Rule of Tum is set to expand its restaurants, starting with Hereford eatery, The Bookshop. It will offer all-day eating, including brunch, in a larger and reimagined restaurant space. This treatment will then be applied to sister restaurant, The Burger Shop Hereford.
  • Washington, DC, locals can now buy SEYLOU Bakery & Mill’s products at the Dupont Circle farmers’ market. A non-profit organization, the market helps to foster sustainable agriculture and facilitate greater food access across the mid-Atlantic region. The restaurant is also planning a collaboration with other inspiring chefs from Washington, DC, that highlights their ethnic foods, including a whole grain pasta night and an authentic Ethiopian night.

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