Dine around the dome in epic eating challenge at intu Trafford Centre

By Tim Alderson | 4 March 2017

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Hungry shoppers can test their appetite to the max this April with a brand new tasty competition at intu Trafford Centre. Dine around the dome is an epic eating challenge where teams of ambitious diners will devour their way through a delicious array of courses from the shopping centre’s extensive choice of international restaurants.

Each team member must raise a minimum of £100 to be donated to Once Upon a Smile – a Manchester-based charity that provides practical and emotional support for bereaved families. Taking place on Thursday 6th April at 6.30pm in the Orient – Europe’s biggest food court, – the event will see restaurants offering cuisine from around the world including Nandos, Giraffe, GBK, Wokooshi, Wagamama and Tampopo.

With 10 participants per team each hungry diner will be invited to eat one course from one restaurant, in the fastest time possible. The team who finishes all their courses in the fastest time will win prizes from Wagamama and Aerial Extreme. Once Upon A Smile’s corporate partner leasingoptions.co.uk are also offering the chance for two lucky partakers of dine around the dome to drive off with either a BMW or a Ranger Rover for the weekend.

Richard Paxton, general manager at intu Trafford Centre, said: “intu Trafford Centre has over 60 renowned restaurants, cafes and bars offering delicious courses inspired from around the world. Dine around the dome gives food-lovers the opportunity to taste some of their most exciting dishes and also raise money for a much-deserving local charity. We urge competitors to tuck in and shoppers to dig deep!”

The competition will be screened live throughout the Orient, giving shoppers an opportunity to cheer the teams on and donate to the charity.”

Daniel Jillings, co-founder of Once Upon a Smile, said: “We’re very privileged to continue our partnership with intu Trafford Centre and explore new and exciting ideas and events to fundraise.”

To get involved in the challenge or donate to Once Upon a Smile visit: onceuponasmile.org.uk or email lorna@onceuponasmile.org.uk – places are first come, first served.