Local restaurants have teamed up with Castlegate Shopping Centre to create the first ever Tees food calendar in support of the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation.
12 Tastes Of The Tees is a culinary journey of the Tees Valley showcasing the region’s best restaurants and the exceptional talents of the head chefs.
The calendar features local eateries including Chadwicks Inn Maltby, Acklam Hall, The Curing House and Cafe Lilli.
The calendar has been completely funded by Castlegate Shopping Centre with 100% of all sale proceeds going directly towards the shopping centre’s goal of raising over £10,000 for the foundation.
As a patron of the Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, the Stockton-based shopping centre continually look at ways to be creative and inventive with their charitable giving.
Centre manager Karen Eve said: “We are so proud of 12 Tastes of the Tees, it makes an ideal Christmas gift and is a must for any kitchen or office in 2018.
“We are also incredibly grateful to the 12 fantastic restaurants that all gave their time free and collaborated with us to create one of the Tees Valley’s first-ever food calendar.
“By producing the calendar we are helping raise awareness and money for the many worthy caused Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation support and we are asking our shoppers and local businesses to support this cause and purchase a copy of the calendar.”
Since their support of the foundation in 2015, Castlegate has raised over £10,000 in a bid to support local worthy causes and the fundraising continues, with even more funds hoping to be raised by the 12 Tastes Of The Tees food calendar.
Featuring in the month of October, The Curing House owner Peter Walker said: “The calendar is a beautifully designed and photographed product that really does positively reflect the culinary flair in the area.
“A newly established business like our own this calendar helps put us on the map with new diners’ but more importantly together with all of the other restaurants featured we have collectively helped create 12 Taste Of the Tees and so I hope as many as people possible buy a copy knowing the money raised will help local folk in Teesside this Christmas.”
The calendars are on sale now for just £7, available direct from Castlegate Shopping Centre on 01642 672783 or from Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation www.teessidecharity.org.uk/2017/11/make-date-taste-tees/
• Pictured (above): Castlegate Shopping Centre general manager Karen Eve and Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation events manager Mandy Shields with (left to right) Dave Henry (Crathorne Arms), Roberto Pittacis (Café Lilli), Michael Jones (Acklam Hall), Nick Barker (The Golden Lion Osmotherley), Peter Walker (The Curing House), Steven Lawford (Chadwicks Inn Maltby and Matty Hynes (Fork in the Road).