Michelin starred chefs Michael Wignall and Steve Drake help fight child poverty with The Mince Pie Project 2013

PUBLISHED: 16:18 11 December 2013 | UPDATED: 16:25 11 December 2013

Michael Wignall

Michael Wignall


Win mince pies baked by some of Surrey’s leading chefs this Christmas and raise funds for FoodCycle and Kids Company, with The Mince Pie Project.

The nationwide project returns for its third year and brings with it a new and exciting line-up of top chefs, who will each create two boxes of signature mince pies of their own design.

One box will be auctioned to the highest bidder; the second box will be put up for raffle, in which anyone can get involved with a £2 donation per ticket.

Having previously attracted some of the world’s most formidable culinary talent, the calibre of chefs for this year’s project is set to be the best yet.

The likes of Michel Roux Jr, Tom Aikens, Angela Hartnett, Clare Smyth and Raymond Blanc are already confirmed, and 100 are set to be involved.

Chefs participating from Surrey include Michael Wignall from Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, with his marinated cherry mincemeat and pine custard dome pies, and Steve Drake from Drake’s in Ripley, with his saffron mince pies featuring shortbread style pastry and a filling of warm spices.

This project ends at noon on Friday December 13. For updates, visit www.themincepieproject.com or follow @mincepieproject on Twitter.

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