Top chefs rally behind the #cookforsyria campaign

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Australia’s top kitchen talent is coming together this month to do their bit for children displaced by the conflict in Syria for the #CookForSyria initiative.

The month-long campaign culminates in a spectacular charity dinner held at The Point Albert Park, Melbourne, which will include some of the country’s foremost chefs – including Andy Harmer (The Point), David Thompson (Long Chim), Karen Martini, Shane Delia (Maha), Frank Camorra (Movida), Victor Liong (Lee Ho Fook), Jacques Reymond and Dave Verheul (Embla).

The dinner will showcase the chefs’ iconic signature dishes, with a Syrian-inspired twist.

Jacques Reymond says he is excited about the initiative, which will raise funds nationwide for UNICEF Australia’s Syria Crisis Appeal for Children, following on from the immensely successful #CookForSyria campaign that began in the UK.

“I am looking forward to being a part of this campaign alongside a wonderful group of friends and colleagues, and creating and sharing dishes that respect the culture of the Middle East,” says Reymond.

“It’s an incredible honour to be invited to participate in this campaign,” adds David Thompson. “Having been a visitor to Syria, I strongly believe in the cause and am very much looking forward to an amazing evening, working with my fellow chefs to create an unforgettable feast, and raising money to help provide life-saving support to children in Syria and surrounding countries who are displaced by the conflict.”

This brilliant event held for a good cause takes place on Monday 6 March at 6.30pm.

Tickets are $329 per person (including booking fee), for canapés, cocktails on arrival, the shared Syrian-inspired feast and wine.

Book your seats via Goldentix, https://www.goldentix.com/e/cookforsyria.

Lauren Bruce

Lauren started her writing career as a communications adviser before she realised she couldn’t ignore her passion for food and the arts any longer. So now she does both! Now editor of Gram Magazine, she has also contributed to Quest Magazine, Spook, the Herald Sun, Paper Sea and Junkee.