Chef pulls on his walking boots to help feed Africa

Paul Foster, head chef at Tuddenham Mill is climbing kilimanjaro for charity
Paul Foster, head chef at Tuddenham Mill is climbing kilimanjaro for charity
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Tuddenham Mill’s Paul Foster will leave his chef whites behind him as he embarks on a trip up Mount Kilimanjaro to feed Africa.

The head chef, who last year appeared on Great British Menu, will join fellow culinary stars to scale the world’s tallest free-standing mountain.

The team will donate the money raised to Farm Africa.

Paul said: “They help build and fund farms in African villages so they can fend for themselves, they start small economies and start trading. It’s about them fending for themselves.”

The 30-year-old chef described the trip as ‘a great opportunity’ but said being separated from his wife and young daughter would be tough.

He said: I’m really excited about it, I do not feel daunted about it.”

As well as undertaking the five day climb to reach the 5,895m summit of Mount Kilimanjaro Paul has auctioned the opportunity to have him cook a dinner party to two winners who paid £900 each and is planning a charity sports event.

During the two week trip the group, lead by Heston Blumenthal’s number two Ashley Palmer-Watts, will have the opportunity to see the work Farm Africa does to support rural African communities.

To support Farm Africa and Paul’s climb visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PaulFosterclimbskili