Top-class feed boosts foundation
A charity dinner held earlier this month raised $160,000 for the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation.
At the Dining for a Difference event at SkyCity on April 18, 270 guests were treated to meals by 12 of New Zealand and Australia’s best chefs.
The dinner was organised by chef Peter Gordon to honour his sister Tracey who survived leukaemia 12 years ago.
Some of the country’s most recognisable celebrities attended the event and entertainment was provided by singer Dave Dobbyn.
An auction on the night included prizes such as the opportunity to have Peter Gordon cook for eight guests at the winner’s home.
Leukaemia and Blood Foundation executive director Pru Etcheverry says the organisation is extremely grateful and thanks the chefs who donated their time and culinary skills.
“In this changing economy we are especially humbled to be supported in this way,” she says.
Making a difference: Dining for a Difference, organised by Peter Gordon, centre, raised more than $160,000.