Chefs unite for a cause

Melbourne chefs come together for Cook for Syria

Melbourne chefs come together for Cook for Syria

Victoria’s top kitchen talent comes together this month to do their bit for children displaced by the conflict in Syria. Following the inspiring success of #CookForSyria in the UK, the Australian version is a new nationwide fundraising initiative – in aid of UNICEF Australia’s Syria Crisis Appeal for Children – with a month-long campaign and a spectacular charity dinner held at The Point in Albert Park.

Some of the country’s best and most exciting culinary talents including Andy Harmer (The Point), Thi Le (Anchovy), David Thompson (Long Chim), Karen Martini, Shane Delia (Maha), Shaun Quade (Lume), Frank Camorra (Movida), Victor Liong (Lee Ho Fook), Jacques Reymond, and Dave Verheul (Embla) will come together to serve their signature dishes with a Syrian-inspired twist.

“I am looking forward to being a part of this campaign alongside a wonderful group of friends and colleagues, and creating and sharing dishes that respect the culture of the Middle East,” says Jacques Reymond.

“It’s an incredible honour to be invited to participate in this campaign,” adds David Thompson. “Having been a visitor to Syria, I strongly believe in the cause and am very much looking forward to an amazing evening, working with my fellow chefs to create an unforgettable feast, and raising money to help provide life-saving support to children in Syria and surrounding countries who are displaced by the conflict.

This inspiring dinner will be held  at The Point on 6 March 2017. Tickets are $329 per person  for canapés, cocktails on arrival, and a shared Syrian-inspired feast and wine. Book via Goldentix.

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