October 21, 2014

Take part in the 143rd Validation Dinner in London: Chef Tony Valentino Locke

On Thursday, 23rd October in London, Chef Tony Valentino Locke invites you to his Validation Dinner.

When? On Thursday, 23rd of October, at 8.30 pm

Where? London

Your role? Taste the menu and judge the Chef’s performance

How to book? By going on our ticketing

Concerning the Chef

tony lockeTony is an experienced chef with Italian heritage. He has been in the catering industry for more than 10 years, during which he has worked with some of the most respected names in the business, such as, Michel Roux jr, Marcus Wearing, Nobu Matsuhisa, Alyn Williams, Aldo Zilli and Cristiano Andreini. His passion for cooking started when he was a child at his Italian “Nonna’s” house. She would show him how to prepare and cook all of her home cooked specialties passed down in the family from generation to generation. Tony decided to go straight to catering college after he finished school. He graduated from a 3 year Professional cookery course with flying colors and had a great amount of food knowledge and experience. It was time to get out into the industry. Through his amazing career he worked in some of the most renowned Michelin stared restaurants in London, and Italy. Tony has also worked as a Home Economist for Television, magazines and newspapers. He has performed live cooking demonstrations at “Ideal Home Show” and co-hosted cooking Masterclasses alongside celeb Chef Aldo Zilli. His preferred cuisine is Italian, but given his experience in different cuisines, the menus and themes can be as diverse as you wish. Tony always sources the freshest produce, mainly organic and free range, from local markets and independent producers to make sure you get the best from every ingredient.

To take part in this Validation Dinner, you have two possibilities:

Be a participant : bookings are limited to two 15£-tickets per person. Every participant should be first subscribed as a Member of the Jury. You will be informed of the dinner’s location a few days before the Validation Dinner. (the dinner always takes place in London)

– Be a host: you and a person of your choice will enjoy the services of a private chef for free. You can host the dinner as long as you can fit 8 people at your table, and have a kitchen with 4 hobs and an oven. You also need to be able to welcome the Chef 2 hours before the dinner starts. And your  apartment/house has to be located within London.


The Chef’s menu


Tartar di Tonno – Tuna tartare flavoured with lime, soy and ginger, asparagus, and balsamic dressing


Main course
Fregola con ragu di Agnello – Fregola (Traditional Sardinian pasta) with lamb and fennel seed ragu, confit cherry tomatoes, Pecorino and Aromatic breadcrumbs


Tortino di cioccolato – Dark chocolate fondant with spiced strawberry sauce


To take part in this 143rd Validation Dinner, you just need to subscribe and book a ticket below:


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