The Bidvest World Chefs Tour Against Hunger hopes to raise a total of R4 million to fend off hunger. The Bidvest donation and the Brian Joffe appeal are the main ingredients in the mix.
Convenor of the 2011 tour is Chef Martin Kobald (South African Chefs Association’s honorary president). Over 200 chefs from across the globe will descend into South Africa in the effort to feed the nation.Gala dinners around the world to raise awareness of the scourge of hunger while raising money is the objective of the Bidvest World Chefs Tour.
Bidvest, operational in 20 countries and across four continents, provides substantial international reach of its own.Says Kobald: “We anticipate that the Bidvest World Chefs’ Tour Against Hunger will prove to be the biggest fundraising event ever undertaken within the global chefs’ fraternity.
“We feel hugely privileged to be supported by Bidvest and afforded the opportunity to invite chefs from around the world to share their knowledge and compassion in the fight against hunger.” R4 million poured into the ‘pot’ would easily create a new record.
In 1993, when international chefs first came to South Africa to raise money to fight hunger, R500 000 was raised. The follow-up 10th anniversary tour in 2003 raised R1,5 million.
The Bidvest -World Chefs Tour Against Hunger will take place in South Africa in August 2011. You can help raise funds for this great initiative. Following our two previous World Cooks Tour for Hunger (the previous name for the event) in 1993 and 2003, we managed to raise over R 2 000 000, for various charities. We have now formed a Trust and are looking at reaching the R 6 000 000 mark by the end of the Tour.
This is how you can participate to this worthy cause without leaving your home:
Register on our website
Invite your friends for dinner
Serve them a three course meal and charge them a fee relative to what you are cooking for them
Take a picture of the party and the food.
Send us copies of the pictures, the deposit slip and your details as well as postal address
We will send you a certificate of participation
The best menu will win a degustation dinner for 6 at one of the participating restaurants.