Chefs give fam­i­lies a break

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Auck­land’s top chefs and MasterChef con­tender Vanessa Bax­ter set aside any culi­nary ri­valry they may have to cre­ate a home cooked meal for the fam­i­lies stay­ing at Ron­ald Mc­Don­ald House Auck­land this week.

The 12 chefs as­sem­bled at the house on Mon­day to cook and serve a meal to 150 fam­ily mem­bers stay­ing at the house while their chil­dren and broth­ers or sis­ters are in hospi­tal.

Char­ity am­bas­sador Vanessa Bax­ter says it was a priv­i­lege to work with the pro­fes­sional chefs and to pro­vide a well de­served break for the fam­i­lies who are spend­ing all their time on the ward look­ing af­ter their chil­dren.

‘‘I’m in awe

of

the par­ents and the brave faces they main­tain.

‘‘Also for the sib­lings who are caught up in the dif­fi­cult daily rou­tine along­side their broth­ers and sis­ters.’’

The pur­pose of the night was to launch the char­ity’s an­nual Sup­per Club event, which will be held on June 25 and will in­volve 40 of Auck­land’s most gen­er­ous restau­rants.

A fundrais­ing event, guests pur­chase a ta­ble of 10, and on the night it’s a lucky draw to find out which res­tau­rant they are go­ing to.

All pro­ceeds from the Sup­per Club din­ner ticket sales go to­wards the de­vel­op­ment of phase two of the char­ity’s Grafton Mews fam­ily ac­com­mo­da­tion fa­cil­ity.

Good deed: MasterChef con­tes­tant Vanessa Bax­ter and other well known Auck­land chefs serv­ing food at Ron­ald Mc­Don­ald House Auck­land. Re­ceiv­ing her meal is Eshay Rapira-Moses who is stay­ing at the house.

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