Some of Tasmania’s best chefs have cooked up a storm using the finest ingredients from IGA for Tasmania’s first ever Black Diamond dinner.
Don Cameron of MUD, Nick Hooper of Novaro’s and Richard Matson of Matson Catering prepared a five course meal for around 200 people with the proceeds from the night going towards StGiles.
The event, which supports Tasmania’s largest children’s foundation was held in early August at the glorious byzantine nave of St John’s Anglican Church, Launceston and raised $36,250 towards StGiles.
The meals for this unique event were prepared onsite without the aid of a commercial kitchen and all the dry ingredients for the night were supplied by IGA Everyday Norwood owners Mark and Leanne Colson.
IGA have supported StGiles for many years, but it was the first time IGA had supplied the cooking ingredients for such an event.
StGiles General Manager of Profile and Engagement Danielle Blewett, said IGA was among the first supporters of the dinner when she raised the idea over a year ago.
“IGA talked us through solutions and we could not fault Mark and Leanne’s customer service, premium quality and product range,’’ Ms Blewett said.
Mark Colson said supporting the event was an easy decision.
“Having been involved with a similar event in Adelaide a few years ago, we knew it was going to be a very special and unique night that would raise significant funds for such a wonderful cause in StGiles.”
Mr Colson worked closely with StGiles’ Lucy Millwood to complete the order by Black Diamond executive chef Nick Hooper.
“The shopping list was extensive and included many gourmet items as well as seasonal vegetables and micro herbs,” he said.
“Lucy from St Giles helped make a difficult task a lot easier by being so organised and calm to deal with, making supporting the event relatively straight forward.
“We were delighted to add a little bit of extra assistance to the very generous donation provided by IGA.
“It was a wonderful event that raised a lot of money and we were very proud to be involved.”
IGA is proud to support this collaborative fund-raising effort and aid such a worthy organisation. StGiles supports people with a wide range of needs including children and adults with developmental delays and disabilities and people who have acquired a disability as the result of illness or accident.
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