Dish­ing up treat to vol­un­teers

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business - By DENISE S. CAHILL

SIXTY-FIVE vol­un­teers got the first taste of Perth’s newest buf­fet restau­rant La­puta last week.

The guests, who give their time to Telethon, Telethon Speech and Hear­ing, Su­perfins, VisA­bil­ity and OZHarvest, en­joyed the flavours of Korea, Ja­pan, Thai­land, Sin­ga­pore and the Philip­pines, as well as west­ern-style cook­ing.

Food is cooked fresh at sta­tions in front of din­ers.

There is also a dessert buf­fet with 150 del­i­ca­cies to choose be­tween, in­clud­ing choco­late ganache, mango mousse and a Ja­panese lucky bite.

Chef con­sul­tant Vin­cent Lim has worked with the Bar­rack Square restau­rant’s head chef Jay Te­sorero on its menu and the $3 mil­lion fit-out that in­cludes new win­dows to cap­i­talise on the Swan River views.

Mr Lim said the vol­un­teers event in the lead-up to the of­fi­cial open­ing yes­ter­day was part of his Back to Com­mu­nity ini­tia­tive.

“I en­cour­age all my clients to do some­thing to give back to the com­mu­nity,” he said.

Mr Lim said he re­cently took a chef to host a cook­ing class at VisA­bil­ity for peo­ple with vi­sion im­pair­ment, which the chef found “a great ex­pe­ri­ence”.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek­mu­ni­ d463161

Vol­un­teer An­drew Lyons with chef Vin­cent Lim and vol­un­teer De­bra Barnes.

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