How Variety puts #rockstar into the Variety of Chefs

From the archive: This post was published on our original site, MyCityLife back on 22 April 2014

Jump on board, feel the high, ‘cos the kids are alright 

The stage is set for the ultimate foodie experience as a spectacle that keeps on giving. It’s cooking for a cause with an epic lineup of mega proportions destined to change worlds. Ten chefs. Ten dogs. Ten lives. 

The Variety of Chefs launched from the Hilton Brisbane, setting in motion the glitz and the glamour for the 2014 Variety of Chefs Ball come Saturday June 14, to meet the benchmark of $150,000 and so change ten little lives. It’s a rockstar lineup with a rockstar range. And My City Life works their magic yet again, to record how Variety puts the #rockstar into Variety of Chefs for the greatest dining spectacle Brisbane has ever seen. #VOC2014 like it’s 1999.

Grab ten of the country’s top chefs to work their magic and create the ultimate dining experience from the stadium of Hilton Brisbane’s kitchen. Presenting:      

Matt Golinski
Matt Moran – Owner/ Chef, Riverbar & Kitchen, Aria Restaurant Brisbane, Aria Restaurant Chiswick, North Bondi Fish, Opera Bar, Sydney
Adrian Richardson – Owner/ Chef, La Luna Bistro, Melbourne
David Pugh – Owner/ Chef, Restaurant 2, Brisbane
Alastair McLeod – Owner/ Chef, Alfreshco, Brisbane
Jeremy Clark – Executive Chef, Hilton Brisbane
Jiro Numata – Executive Chef, Wasabi, Noosa
Ben Williamson – Executive Chef, Gerard’s Bistro, Brisbane
Kym Machin – Owner/ Chef, Bare Bones Society, Brisbane
Ben O’Donoghue – Owner/ Chef, Billy Kart Kitchen, Brisbane 

Five of the greatest dishes known to man will be unleashed on this night of nights. Jeremy Clark and David Pugh will kickoff the show on canapés duties. Two entrees follow, the first created by Jiro Numata and Ben Williamson, the second by Kym Machin and Ben O’Donoghue. The main event will be delivered with all the fanfare and array of luminosity expected from the big guns of this ensemble, as Adrian Richardson and Matt Moran cook up a main course to end all main courses; with dessert rounding up the night, dished up by Alastair McLeod and Matt Golinski. 

Since 1975, Variety has been working directly with Australian families and organisations to empower children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. Through their programs and services, Variety has helped children to live, learn and laugh.

Now in their fifth year, the Variety of Chefs work towards raising significant funds to assist children in need. This year, Variety Queensland aims to train ten assistance dogs particularly schooled in helping children with physical and special needs. The assistance dogs trained by Craig A Murray Dog Training will be working with children with a variety of conditions from Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Spina Bifida and Down Syndrome. 

While ten rockstar chefs have been carefully bought together for an epic lineup, no one supersedes the greatness of this lineup more than Variety Queensland. Since Variety of Chefs launched in 2010, this star-studded event has raised over $400,000 for Queensland children in need. And in 2014, Variety Queensland aims to take it over the half mill mark. Variety of Chefs might have a rockstar lineup, but Variety Queensland is without a doubt, the reigning superstar. They make great things happen.


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