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Marco Pierre White To Head Up New Charitable Foundation

Famed chef and restaurateur Marco Pierre White is to become the figurehead of a new charitable foundation that will help and support good causes within the communities where restaurants under his name operate.

Called the Black and White Foundation, the organisation is now searching for what it plans will be a long line of UK-based beneficiaries which will benefit from a grant to support their activities.

The brainchild of trustees Shezan Aslam and Nick Taplin, the foundation originates from Black and White Hospitality, which, having raised close to £200,000 over the last four years on the back of four marathon bike rides*, will now benefit further, worthy causes.

Shezan said: "Marco gives up a lot of time to help charities and good causes as well as visiting catering colleges and other institutions to inspire and motivate and he wants to extend this activity further.

"Recently he's made visits to Children's Hospice South West, Claire House Children's Hospice in Liverpool…


Black and White Hospitality To Open Restaurant In Swansea

Opening at The J-Shed in the popular SA1 area of the city, the new Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill is expected to start welcoming guests in the early summer.

Replacing what was La Parrilla which closed in January, it follows a deal between business partners Steve Lewis and David Bellis who have acquired the property, and Black and White Hospitality.

Bringing to life Marco’s own philosophy of what he describes as ‘affordable glamour’, the restaurant will also serve a delicious range of cocktails that are perfectly matched to the venue’s waterside location which will boast outside seating area.

The team has now started work on getting the new venue ready to open later in the year in line with the high expectations of today’s business and leisure guests.

Steve Lewis said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be working alongside Black & White Hospitality on this exciting restaurant and bar scheme; this is great news for the city and is fantastic news for…