Recently, as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, StreetSmart proudly partnered with 8 Front of House All Stars to present an evening of great food, wine and fundraising.Hosted by Simon Denton the evening at Izakaya Den, the event quickly sold out for the 7th year, with tickets hard to come by. For the unique event each All Star presented a favourite dish from their restaurant with a matched wine. Our wonderful All Stars and staff donated their time and energy, food and wine were donated and all proceeds were donated to StreetSmart.
The 2015 All Stars were…
Leanne Altmann – Supernormal
Adam Cash – Union Dining
Sam Christie – Longrain
Simon Denton – Izakaya Den
Quentin Ferguson – Ezard
Sean Kierce – Ladro
Ainslie Lubbock – Pei Modern
The evening was MC’d by one of Melbourne’s favourite Front of House stars now residing inter State, Erez Gordon (Bishop Sessa, Sydney), who auctioned some unique food experiences and wine etc generously donated by the All Stars and other supporters.
The event raised a staggering $36,730, including nearly $20,000 from the auction. We would like to thank everyone involved and our very generous guests who supported the event and auction. It’s a record for the event and a staggering result.
We were again supported by Minter Ellison who sponsored our ‘Local Heroes’ table. This enables us to invite a number of people who work tirelessly in smaller organisations, often in very challenging circumstances with few resources. It’s our way of saying Thank You. This year our guests included Serap Ozdemir, CEO of Flat Out, who spoken of her experiences of 30 years in the sector and the important work of Flat Out.
Check out more the photos from the night on our Facebook page.
Thanks to the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, all our suppliers and sponsors for supporting the event and to Mathew Lynn www.matlynn.com for photographing the event.