Culinary skills being put to the test at charity night

KiwiHarvest chief executive Deborah Manning puts the finishing touches to a meal prepared by...
KiwiHarvest chief executive Deborah Manning puts the finishing touches to a meal prepared by Glenfalloch Restaurant head chef and owner Hannes Bareiter. Photo: Christine O'Connor
Professional and amateur chefs will unite next week in a fine dining event to keep the chillers running for Dunedin’s only food rescue charity.

Twelve chefs and 12 business people will create luxury platters at Savour Dunedin on Tuesday at the More FM Arena in the Edgar Centre to fundraise for KiwiHarvest.

They hope to raise $50,000 through ticket sales, a charity auction and other fundraising.The chefs will prepare 35 portions of an entree and 35 portions of a main, which will be accompanied by fine wine and dessert.

KiwiHarvest chief executive Deborah Manning said the food and wine was  donated for the event.

"It’s really exciting. We want to put Dunedin’s dining scene into the spotlight."

The money raised would take the pressure off the need to constantly fundraise, she said.

"It will allow us to keep  our vans on the road and our chillers running for half a year."

There were still some seats left at the 35 tables of eight, she said.KiwiHarvest is Dunedin’s only food rescue charity and claims to have rescued and repurposed more than 750 tonnes of food headed for landfills.

It has worked with community and charity groups to provide 2.1 million meals.

jono.edwards@odt.co.nz

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