Manchester's Hospitality Scene Is Coming Together To Support Action Against Hunger

We are SO EXCITED to announce that Action Against Hunger’s Too Many Critics event will be returning to Manchester on Monday 16th March, this time at CULTUREPLEX.

By Ciara Martin | 6 March 2020

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Located inside Ducie Street Warehouse, CULTUREPLEX will be hosting this year’s Too Many Critics event, with ALL proceeds going to Action Against Hunger.

The event will see a selection of the North’s top restaurant critics and food writers experiencing life on the other side of the pass – chucking on their chef whites and jumping back of house.

The participants, including our very own Croissant Connoisseur India Morris, will be asked to prepare an exclusive dinner to be judged and enjoyed by some of the finest chefs and restaurateurs in the North.

“Replacing the traditional competition, this year our team of critics have collaborated on a menu which reflects our Restaurant offering whilst allowing them to demonstrate their creative flair. We also have a few ideas up our sleeves to make the event a truly memorable one whilst hopefully raising a record amount of money.” – Jacqui Griffiths, General Manager at Ducie Street Warehouse.

Guests will also take part in some very special games and have the opportunity to bid on a host of exclusive and money-can’t-buy experiences and items in the Live and Silent Auctions.

CULTUREPLEX have tasked the critics to be as creative as possible when devising the menu (with the team on hand to make sure they deliver it on the night).

The event with Action Against Hunger has seen critics working collaboratively in the run-up to the event, working hard to design each course and pull together a feast – so no pressure India xox

So why exactly are they putting themselves through this? Well, Action Against Hunger works in almost 50 countries and leading the global fight against hunger.

It costs Action Against Hunger just £42 to save the life of a severely malnourished child (which is half the cost of a ticket!)

Action Against Hunger is currently also rapidly responding to the current locust crisis in vulnerable communities, where families are fighting to save their crops from locusts devouring entire fields.

ALL money from ticket sales, auctions & games will be going directly to Action Against Hunger’s programmes. 

The beating heart of Action Against Hunger is to save the most vulnerable people around the world, and we could not be more proud to be part of this and have some fun along the way.

 “Too Many Critics is always one of the best nights of the year. We’re really looking forward to the collaborative theme this year with everyone, from critics to foodies, chefs and industry professionals, coming together to help raise vital funds for Action Against Hunger in one big fun evening. I can’t wait to see all the extra surprises CULTUREPLEX have in store for guests too. We’d love to top last year’s total of £22,000, and we’re really confident we can do it!” – Caroline Dyer, Action Against Hunger. 

Tickets are priced between £83.60 – £94.05 per person (depending on how quick you are) and there are limited spaces available, so we recommend you get booked up. 

Good luck to our India! 


Too Many Critics
By Action Against Hunger 

When: Mon, 16 March 2020
Time: 18:00 – 23:30 
Where: CULTUREPLEX, Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie St, M1 2TP