Chefs’ Long Table Charity Lunch guests to enjoy region’s best

Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
Auction and sponsorships coordinator Ellen House and event chairman David Dorsett-Lynn are looking forward to the big event.
Camera IconAuction and sponsorships coordinator Ellen House and event chairman David Dorsett-Lynn are looking forward to the big event. Credit: Ailish Delaney/South Western Times/Ailish Delaney

Bunbury’s annual food and wine extravaganza, the Chefs’ Long Table Charity Lunch, is fast approaching and event organisers say it will be the biggest event yet.

Chairman David Dorsett-Lynn said the lunch would see a record attendance with 610 seats and tickets were close to selling out.

“This event is great for people to come out and have a wonderful time and raise hopefully $100,000 for our local communities,” he said.

Over the years, the event has raised and distributed more than $1.05 million to the South West community.

Auction and sponsorship coordinator Ellen House said this year’s event would be the biggest and best with a record 18 chefs and the biggest tent they have had.

Some of the chefs include Brenton Pyke from Market Eating House, Joe and Andree Haydar from Joe’s Pizza and Ian Spear from Nicola’s Ristorante.

The variation of auction pieces goes from $65 for a haircut right through to elephants or tickets to the Bunbury Cup or holidays, so there’s something for everybody.

Ellen House

The elephant up for auction, pictured, was designed by artist Joyce Hatchett who has been involved with the Chefs’ Long Table Charity Lunch for 16 years.

Mrs Hatchett said she contributed to the event each year because she enjoyed being involved with the community.

“My heart has always been there for helping people,” she said.

The Chefs’ Long Table Charity Lunch will be held at Pat Usher Foreshore on Sunday with attendees set to enjoy an eight course banquet along with live entertainment and auctions.

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