Putting health issue on table
ABOUT 10 years ago, Scott Bridger’s mum was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Bridger said that during that time he witnessed some amazing people in the community who went above and beyond to help women living with cancer.
Now the chef at renowned Leighton Beach restaurant Bib and Tucker wants to give back by supporting Breast Cancer Care WA’s 12th annual Long Table Lunch.
“It was a tough time for our family but luckily they caught it early and she is as fit and healthy as ever now,” Bridger said.
“Once you have dealt with it first hand, you see all the amazing people and support networks involved.
“It’s not very often as a chef you get a chance to make a difference so it’s great to be able to give pleasure with food and help contribute to the very important funding that’s needed to find a cure and help Australian women and families deal with the day to day living with cancer.”
The fundraising event will feature live music, entertainment and live and silent auctions.
Renowned chefs Chris Taylor (Fraser’s), Dan Fisher (Print Hall), Chase Weber (The Standard), Herb Faust (Herb Faust Food), Todd Stuart (Petite Mort) and Guy Jeffreys (Milbrook Winery) will join Bridger in volunteering their talent for the menu on the day.
Bridger said guests could also expect to enjoy a gourmet feast.
“I believe that seasonal foods are the best, so I will be sourcing everything that’s fresh, in season and cooking with some modern touches,” he said.
“I have spoken to the other chefs and there is a really exciting menu this year, you can expect to see lots of fantastic local produce, with some clever cooking and a few surprises.”
Scott Bridger is emphasising local, seasonal food for the Long Table Lunch.