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Justin North, James Metcalfe and cast of celebrity chefs host a Run for Kids Dinner

Celebrity chefs

It was a gala dinner of the best kind. With celebrity chefs Justin North, James Metcalfe, Shariq Hassan and Jaci Koludrovic at the helm, 150 guests were treated to a night of culinary excellence. And while this was a pretty incredible experience, the best part of the night was knowing that all the proceeds from this gala dinner were going to a very good cause, Variety – the Children’s Charity. Variety is a well-respected charity that helps disadvantaged Aussie kids have a fair go in life. The ‘Run For Kids Dinner’ marked the launch of the four chefs’ fundraising efforts for Variety, with Justin North participating in the NYC Marathon in November – a further fundraising activity for Variety. Held at the Sailmaker Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency, the ‘Run for Kids Dinner’ was a fine example of how brands come together for the good of the community. The majority of the produce and services were donated, which meant the event only cost $1800 to run. The target for the night was $50,000 which was easily met (with over $53,000 raised on the night) after fundraising activities during the evening, which included a raffle and live auction. Each of the four chefs’ had the opportunity to create a course, which was paired beautifully with premium local wines – 2016 Mollydooker ‘The Boxer’ Shiraz and 2016 Fox Creek Chardonnay – both from South Australia. The incredible four course line up included: Canapes by Shariq Hassan, Hyatt Regency Sydney (Sapphire Coast rock oysters, king prawns & fried… Read More