Chefs give families a break
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
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.