‘A Puglian Adventure’ fundraising dinner

Cafe from Crisis, London’s pioneering food social enterprise, partners with Cocktail Trading Co. and View 94 are celebrating 12 Years of giving back

Antonio and Olly


To celebrate 12 years of placing homeless people into hospitality work, and to raise much-needed funds, Cafe from Crisis, London, is delighted to announce ‘A Puglian Adventure’ fund-raising dinner to be held on Wednesday, November 30th.

The Event ‘A Puglian Adventure’
  • Welcome cocktails designed especially for the occasion by The Cocktail Trading co.
  • A ‘Puglian Adventure’ three-course dinner from award-winning chef, Antonio Sanzone
  • Puglian wine pairing from Winetrust100
  • Entertainment from a celebrity comedian
  • The Cafe transformed into a fine-dining space
  • Luxury prize giveaways
  • All funds raised go to Crisis

Welcome Cocktails: Guests will be greeted with a cocktail created especially for the occasion by Olly Brading, founder of The Cocktail Trading co., Brick Lane. Olly’s bespoke offering ‘A Gentian Agreement’ is a delicious and seasonal pear, clove, gentian and neroli spritz

The Dinner: ‘A Puglian Adventure’ will be created and cooked on the night by award-winning chef, Antonio Sanzone. Currently head chef, View 94, SW London (previously Caffe Caldesi), chef Antonio has selected seasonal ingredients from his native Puglia to conjure a sumptuous three-course menu for guests on the night. A spectacular wine pairing is provided by Winetrust100

All three-courses will be accompanied by wines, entertainment and the evening will include a number of exciting prize giveaways.

The dinner costs £85 per person and must be booked in advance through Cafe from Crisis’ eventbrite page at this link


All funds raised from the evening will go to Crisis to support their relentless work providing homeless people with the relevant skills they need to enter the workforce and reintegrate into society.


Event: Cafe from Crisis Celebrates 12 years of Giving Back with ‘A Puglian Adventure’ Fundraising Dinner.
Price: £85 per person
Buy tickets here https://dinnerforcrisis.eventbrite.co.uk
Venue: 66 Commercial Street, Commercial Street, London, E1 6LT
Date: Wednesday 30th November
Time: 7pm for dinner at 7.30pm
Twitter: @CafeFromCrisis
Email: CaféfromCrisisLDN@crisis.org.uk

More about Chef, Antonio Sanzone

Currently Head Chef at View 94, SW London, Antonio wowed the judges at the Tatler Magazine Awards 2014 winning best Italian restaurant (whilst head chef Cafe Caldesi), and was a semi-finalist at the San Pellegrino Awards 2015. He is 29 years-old.

More about Mixologist, Olly Brading

Olly is frighteningly creative and entrepreneurial. He is the founder of Cocktail Trading Co. where he designs and pours a cutting-edge menu of cocktails at his ‘speakeasy’ on Bethnal Green Road.

More about Cafe From Crisis

Cafe From Crisis is a social enterprise designed to transform the lives of homeless people and ex-offenders through training them in hospitality skills serving the public in a live cafe/restaurant setting.

After 12 years, Cafe from Crisis has become the recognised leader in the Food Social Enterprise space and a key advisor for other similar enterprises and start-ups.

Café from Crisis sees around 50 trainees join its training programme every year with 30 being placed into employment at the end of their training. Since opening in 2004 the Café has supported over 250 trainees into hospitality employment. Trainees have gone on to find full-time work in the industry at companies including Baxterstorey, Adam & Eve Pubs, Pizza Union and Dehesa.

Cafe from Crisis is shortlisted for a Time Out #LoveLondonAwards with the winner to be annouced on November 2016. Fingers crossed!