Putting health is­sue on ta­ble

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food - By EMILY BAKER

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.”

THE ESSEN­TIALS

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d433833

Scott Bridger is em­pha­sis­ing lo­cal, sea­sonal food for the Long Ta­ble Lunch.

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