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Top Chefs Team Up In Charity Fundraiser Cook-Off

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Top Chefs Team Up In Charity Fundraiser Cook-Off

Top Chefs Team Up In Charity Fundraiser Cook-Off
November 26
10:35 2015

Several of Scotland’s top chefs teamed up with a food charity and Edinburgh College to raise money for some society’s most vulnerable people.

The Cyrenians hosted an evening of fine dining and entertainment at the college, with a seven-course tasting menu created by some of Scotland’s most high-profile chefs, aided by the college’s professional cookery and hospitality students.

As the culmination of Cyrenians’ #tellyourstory campaign, the event featured a few of the inspirational local people whose lives have been turned around by the charity.

Chefs including Daniel Mellor from Edinburgh’s Glasshouse Hotel, John Newton from Apex International, Café St Honore’s Neil Forbes, Patissier and Chocolatier Seb Kobelt (pictured back row, third from left) and Brian Grigor from Number One restaurant at The Balmoral Hotel (pictured right of Sebastian Kobelt).

Guests at the event voted for the dishes, with Edinburgh College students’ petit-fours coming out on top.

Hugh McCluskey, curriculum manager for professional cookery and hospitality at Edinburgh College, said: ‘Our students were delighted to have the chance to work with top chefs and soak up their hints and tips while helping a good cause. Opportunities like this inspire them to focus on their studies and continue to produce fantastic work.’

Creating opportunities for disadvantaged people by offering effective and lasting routes out of homelessness and promoting social inclusion, the Cyrenians focuses on four targeted areas of service: family and people; home and housing; work and skills; and community and food.

Funds raised through the cook-off will go towards Cyrenians’ work, including its homeless prevention service; befriending service for older people; recovery service for addicts; recruitment and skills centre; and food education.

http://cyrenians.scot/

 

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