Help on the menu for LJ Hooker
COOKING for a family can be hard enough, but imagine having to put on a multicourse dinner for up to 120 people.
That is the challenge facing the chefs at Ronald Mcdonald House and last week several members of the team from LJ Hooker Dalkeith-claremont stepped in to lend a hand.
International buyer’s agent Phoebe Shi said Ronald Mcdonald House needed four to five groups a week to contribute, otherwise the chefs would be on their own. “Anyone can take part,” she said. “We had an amazing time and are already planning our next evening.”
The team were briefed by chef Darryl Anglesey then selected their aprons, which contained their menus.
Dishes included sweet potato and leek ravioli, squid rings, char-siu pork belly and bread and butter pudding.
Director Vivien Yap was so busy taking photos she selected the last apron and was surprised, and a little daunted, to find she had to cook profiteroles from scratch, but they turned out perfectly.
The team also toured the facilities and had a chance to talk with families at the House.
If you would like to help cook, visit the Ronald Mcdonald House website and register your interest. ■
Rear: Jordan Mcguirk, Emma Milner, Peter Kasten. Front: Phoebe Shi, Vivien Yap, Liv Katin, Yvonne Furner and Margie Garnsey.
Jordan Mcguirk, Phoebe Shi and Vivien Yap cooking.