Chef’s lunch set to hit $1m bar
WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey is encouraging the people of Bunbury and the South West to help the Chefs’ Long Table Lunch reach its $1 million milestone by purchasing tickets to this year’s charity event.
More than 500 people are expected to attend the 15th annual gourmet alfresco dining extravaganza overlooking the shores of the Leschenault Inlet on February 25.
“It’s a real celebration of not only doing good for the people of Bunbury and the South West, but it’s a celebration of pulling like-minded souls together to do something for someone else,” Mr Hancey said.
“That requires a huge amount of effort from a lot of people but it pays off.
“We put in a lot of time and effort – the chefs and food producers giving us their product and their time – and to make that balance we need people to buy tickets.
“Some people still don’t know that the money that we raise goes to families and individuals in the South West, so what is raised stays here and helps people.”
The lunch will showcase the best of South West produce, wines and entertainment as up to 12 chefs cook up a gourmet feast.
This year’s menu is expected to feature scallops, Amelia Park lamb and Shark Bay prawns.
A total of nine community groups will benefit from money raised from the 2018 event, including key community beneficiaries City of Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club, GP Down South, Rotary Club of Leschenault and Heal for life Foundation.
Several smaller community beneficiaries include the South West Academy of Sport and the South West Women’s Health and Information Centre.
Event chairman Doug Green said the total money raised by the event since 2004 sits at $925,000, which had benefited more than 50 South West community and not-for-profit organisations.
“If everybody puts their hand in their pocket this year, we will tip over the million-dollar milestone,” he said.
Tickets are available at www.chefslongtable.com.
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