Toral Shah is a chef and writer and has an MSc. in Nutritional Medicine. She is the founder of the Urban Kitchen.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer ten years ago, when I was 29.
I’m passionate about nutrition and healthy food and wanted to celebrate this anniversary by raising awareness and funds for World Cancer Research Fund with a healthy supper club.
Almost £500 was raised by ticket sales and further money came from donations on the night from the 33 guests, and friends and family that were not able to join us.
All the dishes on the menu were my own creations and reflected my passion for encouraging others to eat more healthily as a way of preventing cancer.
Many were inspired by Japanese or Mediterranean diets which are abundant in fruits and vegetables, fish, and gut-healthy foods, as well as being low in sugar.
I’m thrilled that we raised so much money for a wonderful cause, and I’d like to thank all the generous brands that donated ingredients and goodies - we couldn’t have done it without them.
Thanks also must go to Brian Gamble for his chef skills and my family (including Siobhan!) for all their support.
Toral’s supper club was supported by Aphrodite’s Food, Chegworth Valley, Cocoa Hernando, Cool Chile Company, Fishbox UK, Love Watercress, Oppo Ice-cream, Propercorn, Sibberi, Tenderstem, The Wasabi Company and Unbeelievable Health.