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Cyrenians Cook-off Challenge

Posted: 2nd November 2015

Cyrenians Cook-off

We’d be delighted if you could attend the Cyrenians Cookoff Challenge, our annual fundraising event, raising money for our vital work and projects supporting people like James*.

James first approached Cyrenians Good Food programme looking for something to eat. Food is not normally given to individuals but to organisations working with vulnerable and socially excluded people across Central and South East Scotland. However James came to the depot looking exhausted and in need of food so a member of the team gave him something to tide him over for a few days, and a volunteer application form. Volunteering at the Good Food depot allowed James to get back into a routine and the opportunity to socialise with people again. Most importantly, it gave him back his dignity. James had lost his job and like many others, that one setback led to further difficulties and left him in an impossible situation. He was put in touch with Cyrenians Homeless Prevention Service and within a few months was back on track, working in a paid job in IT. James continues to volunteer and to this day, is an inspiration to many at the depot.
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At the event, you will receive a glass of bubbly on arrival, and be treated to a seven course tasting menu, created by some of Scotland’s most exciting and well known chefs:
Tony Singh (Formerly of Oloroso)
Daniel Mellor (The Observatory restaurant at The Glasshouse Hotel)
John Newton (Apex International)
Neil Forbes (Café St Honor)
Sebastian Kobelt (Pâtissier and Chocolatier formally of The Kitchin and Castle Terrace)
Brian Grigor (Head Chef of Michelin Star restaurant Number One at The Balmoral)

The chefs will be assisted by catering students from Edinburgh College, and volunteer chefs who you can nominate from your organisation if you buy a full table. This is the chance of a lifetime for these students and volunteers working with some amazing chefs at the top of their game! Tickets are £90 per person, or £900 for a table of 10.
For more information contact Gillian Messelink: | 07495 123 318

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