Help on the menu for LJ Hooker

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Liftout: News -

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.

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