On Febuary 8th 2013 I was invloved in a fundraising event to raise money for Young Care Australia which is organisation dedicated to helping young people get out of aged care and nursing homes. "We know that all young people deserve
This event was organise and put together by 3 key people
Travis Grigg AKA Chef Stix http://t.co/HZI06jzE
Paul Booma of Boomafoods
and MelanieTownsend of VanillaZulu
The event was put together through the social media network of "Twitter", where 2 guys got together after having an idea, and with the help of Melanie Townsend offering the services of her cooking school kitchen, this event took place and what a great night it was.
We had Chef Stix out in front strutting his culinary stuff with the assistance of Neil from Vj's seafood www.vjseafood.com.au
showing his skills with the filleting knife and even some very fine culinary attributes, there was Chris a classically trained chef bringing out a couple of historic dishes that I haven't done for about 20 years which was a real treat, and of course there was Melanie floating around helping out, guiding and being the hostess with the mostess while creating some great flavours and assisting the chefs up front.
Booma was the man promoting, documenting and just being a great socialising guru talking up the produce, the chefs, the venue and of course what to do next and hopefully get more people on board for the next one.
As for me I was of the understanding I was coming along for a good night of socialising, food tasting and networking but after about half an hour into the evnet I was thrown into the job of doing something quick, tasty and simple with scallops, and so there I was in my going out gear going crazy.This was the same for another very talented chef called Umar from @fishtalesAU, she was getting in there and doing some fantastic, fresh seafood dishes.Special mention to Tony Ngyuen from Inala Seafood https://t.co/S6vcM1UM , thanks for bringing in the live seafood and everything else.
Follow the link below for a video of the event and keep an eye out for the next event where you can get your hands dirty for a great cause.