Variety of Chefs Gourmet Dinner 2021 Dished Up!
MORE TO LOVE ABOUT YOUR 2021 CHEFS!
ENTREE – DANNY YEUM & JIMMY SHU
Danny Yeum and Jimmy Shu are much loved internationally renowned restaurateurs who bring a fusion of Hong Kong, Thai, Nonya and Tamil dishes to the table at acclaimed Roast & Noodle 328 and iconic Hanuman.
A leading Executive Chef for more than 25 years, Danny is a strong supporter of NT produce and his reputation for a Chinatown worthy menu, has attracted dignitaries to his Galleria restaurant, Territory Taste interactive Dumpling Masterclass and San Chow Bow and Dim Sim workshops at other major events.
Jimmy arrived in Australia from Sri Lanka the day before Cyclone Tracy and fell in love with Darwin while searching for a fresh barramundi source. He established the elegant Hanuman in 1992 and received his first chef’s hat as the only Territory recipient in the national Good Food Guide Awards 2018.
In April, SBS Television features Jimmy’s culinary guide Delicious Darwin, a celebration of our diverse influences from street markets to bush tucker, and stories from hidden foodies and respected chefs.
This ‘Dynamic Duo” will have you enthralled through entertaining commentary as they team up to create your oriental Entrée.
MAIN COURSE – CELEBRITY CHEF KAREN DOYLE & MARTIN BOUCHIER
National President of the Australian Culinary Federation, Karen Doyle is the Program Manager at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, Sydney Culinary Arts Institute & TAFE NSW – affiliated with the pre-eminent global network of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institutes.
2018’s Excellence Awards Teacher of the Year, Karen’s three-decade career encompasses industrial Hospitality, Patisserie and Commercial Cookery and as a committed leader, mentoring young apprentices, culinary students and chefs to competition level through formal education, both here and overseas.
We are delighted to have Karen sharing her main course signature dish with you.
MARTIN BOUCHIER – Our charismatic Chef of the Year, Martin Bouchier is also President of the NT Chapter of the Australian Culinary Federation (since 2016) and counts two hats, awarded last year for chef from the influential restaurant guide, Gault et Milleau.
Passionate about produce and provenance, Martin is fifth generation hospitality industry with almost four decades of global experience, from chef patron at the first gastropub in the UK to where he is now settled as owner and Executive Chef, showcasing Cuisine Australiana at Phat Mango in Darwin’s CBD.
A previous National Chef of the Year, Martin is multilingual and committed to nurturing the next generation of global ‘pan burners’ who he mentors through training, education and competition judging
DESSERT – WILLIAM WICKING
Fourth-year apprentice William Wicking is studying the Combined Retail Baking Course at CDU and partners with our Celebrity Chef Karen, to construct your deliciously divine dessert. Darwin born and bred, William has been working in the industry since he was thirteen and as a first-year apprentice, was awarded Most Outstanding Student in Retail Baking Level One. He has a wicked passion for pastry and bakes over the top decadent delights for friends and family
YOUR HOST FOR THE EVENING – SHALOM KAA
Your MC for the evening was the multi talented entertainer, Shalom Kaa. He sings, acts, dances and can make you laugh – a perfect fit for the VoC extraveganza!
LIVE MUSIC- Darwin born and bred original member of Johnny Diesel and the Injectors, Bernie Bremond, whips up the beats with his Lost and Found Band, so you can grind a twist and mash a hot potato on the dance floor until late.
Board Member and Variety Basher with Marvel Heroes, Frank Schembri was our Master Auctioneer for the evening helping to raise $26k for the kids! Thanks Frank