The 72 hour bidding marathon, The Mince Pie Project, begins today at midday. 100 of the UK’s best chefs have each created a unique mince pie recipe and will each cook 50 mince pies, which will be auctioned online over the 72 hour period. Chefs include Michel Roux Jr, Simon Rogan, Raymond Blanc, Angela Hartnett, Clare Smyth, Nathan Outlaw and James ‘Jocky’ Petrie, Head of Creative Development at The Experimental Kitchen for The Fat Duck. Jocky has created a ‘Meat Mince Pie’ and, if the winning bidder is in the UK and available on Wednesday 19 December, will cook the mince pies for them in their own home! There will also be a ‘Bonus Box’ of 50 additional mince pies from Michel Roux Jr. Anyone who donates during the 72 hours will be in with the chance of winning this box. All funds raised will be donated to Galvin's Chance and Crisis. Bids will be able to be made and all the action followed on The Mince Pie Project website (going live Friday 7 December). CitySprint will be delivering mince pies to the winning bidders on Wednesday 19 December.
The Mince Pie Project
11-14 December 2012