TV star James Lock to host fundraising lunch to help prisoners

Pete Wicks & James Lock

The Clink Charity has partnered with ITV Be's The Only Way is Essex star and owner of Lockie's Kitchen James Lock for another 'Lunch with Lockie' event.

Taking place at The Clink Restaurant at HMP Styal on Friday 29th September – the event will raise funds to support the build of future training projects.

The Clink Charity is inviting foodies to its Cheshire restaurant to enjoy some of the dishes from the Lockie's Kitchen menu which will be prepared by the prisoners training as chefs, under the guidance of head chef trainer Kerry Rickett, and will be served to guests by the front of house prisoner trainees studying towards gaining food service qualifications.

The vision of Lockie's Kitchen is to produce balanced food with the health conscious in mind, and its menu is designed using locally sourced ingredients which is reflected in the seasonal freshness and flavour of the food.

The three-course lunch will begin with a non-alcoholic welcome drink before diners delve into fresh soup with crusty bread or grilled king prawns with avocado and mango salad. The main course offers a choice of grilled butterfly chicken breast with sweet potato mash and seasonal vegetables or aubergine, tomato and Parmesan bake with a side of rocket, olives and feta. Lunch will finish with a classic Eton Mess.

James Lock, reality TV star and owner of Lockie's Kitchen, commented on hosting the lunch: "I'm delighted to be working with The Clink Charity again. Our first event together at The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton was a great success and I'm delighted we managed to raise important funds on the day. Our next 'Lockie's Lunch' at The Clink Restaurant at HMP Styal will hopefully be as successful and I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone there!"

Tickets are priced at just £29.95 per person for three courses and a welcome mocktail. The event will continue to serve the charity's ongoing commitment to reducing reoffending through dedicated hospitality training for those wanting to transform their lives and gain meaningful employment on release.

Guests are asked to arrive at 12.00pm for a 12.30pm start.

Please email for more information and to buy tickets.

Styal Prison, The Clink Charity