Michelin-starred culinary masters are uniting for 'BiteBack', a charity fundraiser in aid of Cancer Research UK, curated by the acclaimed team behind Northumberland's Restaurant Pine.

The event is set to take place on June 9 in Newcastle's Wylam Brewery, Palace of Arts.

BiteBack will see 15 of Britain's top-award-winning chefs come together in a display of culinary creativity, where each chef will lend their signature style to unique street food dishes.

Deviating from their typical kitchen environment, these maestros will serve 500 portions of their creations to attendees, offering a distinctly different insight into each chef's style.

Attendees will have to be quick to secure their desired dishes.

While entry to the event is free, tokens for dishes can be acquired on the day for £6 apiece.

Dedicated food enthusiasts can stay updated with the event announcements through Restaurant Pine's official website and Instagram page, where the first two chefs have already been announced - Pine's head chef Ian Waller, who chose this year's beneficiary charity, and Michelin-starred Tom Shepherd, owner of Restaurant Upstairs in Lichfield and recent victor of the Great British Menu 2023.

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Additional features at BiteBack include a wide range of beverages provided by Wylam Brewery, DJ performances, and local celebrities conducting a live auction of exceptional food experiences.

All profit from the event will go to Cancer Research UK, aiding more than 4,000 researchers, clinicians, and nurses in developing preventive measures and treatments for cancer.

Nicky McKenna, Cancer Research UK's relationship manager for North East England and Cumbria, said: "Restaurant Pine is helping to accelerate the progress of Cancer Research UK, to make new, life-saving discoveries, through their exciting BiteBack For Cancer Research UK initiative.

"These discoveries will benefit our partners, children, friends and colleagues."

Charitable events like BiteBack facilitate Cancer Research UK in delivering better treatments and outcomes for cancer patients, also providing practical support and advice for individuals and their families dealing with the adversary of cancer.

Co-owner of Pine, Siân Byerley, said: "We came up with the concept of BiteBack in 2023, to help raise funds for early diagnosis research.

"The idea of the festival is to bring a sense of togetherness to the North East and what better way to do that than with exceptional food, great entertainment, and for the purpose to fundraise for such a deserved charity.

"Please come and join us and buy lots of tokens on the day!’’

BiteBack has been planned with the support of numerous chefs and sponsors.

The co-owner of Pine continued: "We’re incredibly grateful to the 15 chefs who’ve so generously volunteered their time to help beat this terrible illness.

"We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Wylam Brewery for so generously providing the venue."