Second Brilliant Breakfast for Lussmanns

Daisy Cooper MP and Charlotte Jolly, Beauty Director of Hello! magazine, were two of the panellists at a popular breakfast event held at Lussmanns in Harpenden, on Friday (14 Oct), which celebrates women’s achievements.

This was the second year running that a Lussmanns restaurant hosted a sell-out Brilliant Breakfast event. The Brilliant breakfast is a national campaign run throughout this week in October by The Prince’s Trust, a charity founded by His Majesty The King, Charles III, which raises money to help support disadvantaged young women to change their lives for the better, through education or meaningful employment.  Last year the St Albans restaurant hosted a similar breakfast.

Other panellists at the event were Alix Walker, Editor of Stylist magazine and Sarah-Jane Corfield-Smith, Beauty Director at Get The Goss, and the panel was moderated by Caroline Jones, stylist, influencer and author (@Knickersmodelsown).

Forty-five local women enjoyed a breakfast of shakshuka (a middle-eastern dish consisting of poached eggs and a tomato and pepper sauce) with pancetta, avocado and sourdough, as they listened to the panellists discuss their journeys to success, and the mentors who helped them on the way.

As well as hosting the event at his Harpenden Sustainable Kitchen restaurant, Andrei Lussmann also sponsored the whole breakfast, meaning all the proceeds of the ticket sales, donations and the raffle will go to the charity.

“This is a great charity and a popular initiative and I’m very happy to be a part of it and feed these wonderful women and give the use of my restaurant for the morning,” he said.  “I’m also a supporter of any national event that celebrates good food!”

Sarah Duguid, local business-woman and Brilliant Breakfast fundraiser, who helped organise the event, said: “A big thank you to Andrei Lussmann and his team in Harpenden for hosting us and donating the breakfast.”

To donate to The Prince’s Trust’s Brilliant Breakfast campaign, go to