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One of the most joyful meals we have ever experienced ...08-12-2011
Moonah Primary School recently held their first celebrity chef dinner to raise funds for their Kitchen Garden Program, and what a night it was.
Carl Windsor from Raincheck Lounge was joined by a team of six student cooks and six student waiters to create a delicious dinner of five courses with matched wines for 48 guests. No mean feat! Carl generously donated his time on the day and evening and the students learnt valuable restaurant skills from him.
Here's just a small selection of the feedback from guests:
‘It was, quite simply, one of the most joyful meals we have ever experienced and a brilliant example of true learning and teamwork. From the quality of the food, to the wonderful, focused service, to the incredible vibe as people from across Hobart celebrated together... the night was completely superb. The night was one of life's very special moments.'
‘I just wanted to say how fantastic last night was. I forewarned the people at my table that I am a sucker for getting emotional around watching young people doing wonderful things, but I have to say that I was totally blown away. Their calmness, their professionalism, their enthusiasm and their absolute engagement with what they were doing was just wonderful to see. I didn't see any of them get flustered, nothing seemed to get dropped, they respected each other and the waiting staff provided some of the best service I've seen anywhere. They were polite, anticipated people's needs and acted like seasoned professionals. Please pass on my thanks to them for a wonderful night out. They are a credit to you and your staff.'
‘A meal and service that would put many hospitality "pro's" to shame! A wonderful evening with great food, well-matched wines and huge beaming smiles from the waiting staff all adding to a great experience! I think many of these enthusiastic, talented children will go on to succeed in whatever they choose (hopefully some choose hospitality). The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program is a credit to all those that got it going - it's great to see such dedication and hard work to establish such a permanent and positive thing within a school and community. Keep up the great work and we look forward to joining you all for the next function!'
Moonah PS hopes to hold similar events in 2012. Contact the school for more information.
The school would like to thank Dave Byrom, Carl Windsor, Restaurant Tasman, Vermeys Meats, The Italian Pantry, Eaglehawk Inn, Senator Lisa Singh, Scott Bacon MP, The Wicked Cheese Co and the Hobart Kitchen Centre for their contributions to the night.
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