Chefs raise over R51 000 for Rise against Hunger

by | From Debra’s Desk

Chefs from Sun International’s GrandWest in Cape Town have been proclaimed the winners of the Rise against Hunger (RAH) World Food Day challenge.

In total, the challenge raised over R51 000 for the non-profit organisation. GrandWest won in each of the three categories – most monies raised, public vote and the SA Chefs Association vote.

RAH had challenged chefs from six Sun International properties to create dishes using the same basic ingredients in the 25kg dried food packs that they deliver to school feeding schemes. There was no restriction on additional ingredients teams could use but they had to use the basic ingredients.

RAH CEO Brian Nell said “Hearty congratulations to all the teams and well done to GrandWest’s Chefs that Care. A special shout out to our runners up, Time Square’s Legends which was ranked second by the SA Chefs Association’s second choice, and Golden Valley’s Two Chefs and a Boss which received the second highest number of public votes and raised the second most funds. We would like to thank each and every team for taking part in this amazing cause.”

Chef’s teams from Sun International properties The Maslow in Sandton, Sibaya Casino in Durban, Grand West in Cape Town, Golden Valley in Worcester, Windmill Casino in Bloemfontein and Time Square in Tshwane, all created tasty recipes using ingredients from the Rise Against Hunger meal pack of rice, lentils, soy, dehydrated soup mix, soup flavouring powder and essential vitamins and minerals.

Sun International’s Group Socio-Economic Development Manager Heidi Edson said, “Like the rest of the industry our chefs are confronted by ongoing obstacles. Covid-19 meant each team had to be filmed creating the dishes in their own kitchens. Despite this, they rose to the challenge to make a difference and the videos show they had fun in the process. A special thank you to all the teams for bringing enthusiasm and passion to the challenge and we all look forward to seeing what they will produce next year.”

The videos can all be found on RAH’s website https://rahafrica.org/chef-showdown/.

Congratulations to all!