Countdown is on on to iconic long lunch

Lincoln BertelliSouth Western Times
Chefs’ Long Table Lunch founder Leonie Kershaw is excited about this year’s 14th staging.
Camera IconChefs’ Long Table Lunch founder Leonie Kershaw is excited about this year’s 14th staging. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

This weekend, Bunbury’s Pat Usher Foreshore will again be transformed into a dining space for more than 500 people at the iconic Chefs’ Long Table Lunch.

Tickets are still available for the 14th annual lunch, where guests will enjoy an eight-course meal prepared by some of the region’s best chefs plus beer and South West wine.

Event founder Leonie Kershaw still remains involved in the lunch, which has raised about $850,000 during its lifetime, and predicted the event had a long future ahead.

“We’re heading towards our first million through the support of our wonderful chefs, sponsors and volunteers,” Mrs Kershaw said.

“Other than that, the support we have from local people is what makes this the iconic event it is.

“The day people can tell me there is no illness, needs or sporting clubs needing help to reach their goals is the day this should cease, and that’s not going to happen.”

Sail Into Life, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Royal Flying Doctor Service are this year’s beneficiaries.

Two reality television faces will also be present when the lunch is held under the marquee between 12pm and 5pm on February 26.

Illusionist Adam Murby is the afternoon’s entertainment while former Bachelor star Blake Garvey will be the MC.

Tickets can be bought online from www.chefslongtable.com.

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