In late 2008 Luke Stringer (FOH legend) and StreetSmart CEO Adam Robinson were chatting about developing an event to support StreetSmart. Luke, being a Front of House professional, was a bit miffed that Chefs seem to get all the glory at events – so the idea of the Front of House All Stars was born. The idea is to show case the very best in hospitality – food, wine and service – while Luke wanted 100% of all proceeds to help StreetSmart and it’s work in the community.
Since 2009 there have been 11 sold out Front of House All Stars events, nine in Melbourne and one in Brisbane and one in Sydney.
Through these events ticket sales and donated auction sales on the night we have raised $285,000 to help run StreetSmart and power our social impact.
The 2017 Dinner
The 2017 Dinner was held on Monday 3rd April, at Ladro Tap, Melbourne, and MC’d by Erez Gordon (Bishop Sessa, Sydney).
Each All Star presented a favourite dish matched to a wine or beverage. Your 2017 All Stars were…. Leanne Altmann (Supernormal); Simon Denton (Izakaya Den/Kappo); Chris Lerch(Ezard); Sean Kierce (Ladro) and Ainslie Lubbock (presenting Epocha), Nick Peters (Mamasita/Hotel Jesus) and Anna Healy (Sezar)- Thanks to them all for this wonderful support .
2017 Event Details:
Event name: Front of House All Stars Dinner
Where: Ladro Tap, 162 Greville Street, Prahran
Date: Monday 3rd April
Time: 6.30pm til 10.30pm
Price: $175.00 per person (7 dishes with matched wine/beverage)
For Tickets: Call Ladro on 9510 2233
The 2017 All Stars Restaurants are…
Each of our 11 Front of House All Stars Dinners have been sold out. Each has been a wonderful success. They are ‘team’ events and we’d like to thank everyone involved in making each of them happen. Our special thanks go to the All Stars, their staff, our very generous diners who come along, guests who bid large at the auction, the suppliers who donate food, wine and beverages, our generous auction item donors and all the volunteer staff who make the All Stars look good! It is truly special and inspiring to have the support of so many top folks!
Since the first year we have also had the support of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – so a special thanks to Natalie and all the team for all the support they give the event and StreetSmart more broadly.
Our special thanks also go to Minter Ellison who for the past 6 years have sponsored 10 tickets to the event for people who work in the front line services we fund – we call this table the “Local Heroes” Table.
Huge shout out to our friend Mat Lynn – our event photographer for 2015, 2016 and 2017.