It was a great chance to spice up Christmas lunch as well as doing something nice for the kids who will spend Christmas in Geelong Hospital.
Melbourne, VIC (PRWEB) December 11, 2007
Cookware company The Chefs Toolbox has cooked up a storm to raise money for the paediatric section of Geelong Hospital's Emergency Ward. With $10 from each ticket and 10% of all event sales being donated to the cause, the cooking show held at Geelong West Town Hall on 14th November raised over $5,000 to help equip Geelong Hospital's newest children's department.
The event involved expert cooking lessons, fun games and prizes, goodie bags and food sampling. Christine Chandler, cookbook author and Chefs Toolbox Cooking Guru, travelled from Sydney to teach the people of Geelong some winning Christmas recipes.
Upon arrival each guest was given a complimentary glass of bubbly and a goodie bag with kitchen treats from The Chefs Toolbox. The cooking class showed guests how to cook tasty treats for the festive season such as Grilled Salmon Fillet with Honey and Chilli, Christmas Mince Pies and Steamed Christmas Puddings. During the night guests sampled the recipes cooked up on stage.
Emma Lambert and Marlene Kennedy, who are both Chefs Toolbox cooking consultants, developed the concept after hearing about the shortage of equipment at Geelong Hospital. They called in reinforcements from The Chefs Toolbox's head office in Sydney, lined up the Cooking Guru to do the cooking demonstrations, and geared up to raise funds to purchase new machines for the ward.
"This was a great cause and it was fantastic to see the people of Geelong get behind it," said Emma Lambert. "It was a great chance to spice up Christmas lunch as well as doing something nice for the kids who will spend Christmas in Geelong Hospital."
About the Chefs Toolbox
The Chefs Toolbox brings new ideas to cooking at home by marrying great recipes with clever cookware to bring fabulous food into the home. The Chefs Toolbox offers top quality cookware through home cooking workshops and their online store. By providing free cooking workshops designed for modern lifestyles, The Chefs Toolbox aims to encourage an appreciation of great food and show that fabulous meals are easy with the right tools and a few simple techniques.