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