Three top Franschhoek chefs wore their hearts on their sleeves when they put on their super hero aprons in aid of vulnerable children at a StreetSmart fundraiser luncheon, at Foliage Restaurant.
StreetSmart Chefs Neil Jewell (Bread&Wines), Darren Badenhorst (Le Coin Français) and Chris Erasmus (Foliage) LR
Chefs Chris Erasmus, chef-proprietor of Foliage, Darren Badenhorst, chef de cuisine and owner of Le Coin Français, and Neil Jewell, Head chef at Bread & Wine on Môreson Farm for the past 18 years, joined forces and donated their time, for this exciting and scrumptious 3-course fundraiser. Each chef was responsible for a course of culinary delight, paired with distinctive, handcrafted Haut Espoir wines.
The A-Team chefs and staff LR
R16,581 was raised for StreetSmart and made possible through kind sponsorship contributions by Bread & Wines Vineyard Restaurant, Foliage Restaurant, Franschhoek Life, Franschhoek Tatler, JF GOODS Fruit & Veg, Full Stop Design Studio, Haut Espoir, ISArt Gallery and Le coin Français Restaurant.
Melanie Burke (StreetSmart SA) with Elma and Marius Tulleken LR
StreetSmart SA, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the social integration and upliftment of street children, will utilise the proceeds in support of affiliated NGO’s working with children in Franschhoek. StreetSmart Franschhoek has been active since 2007, when Susan Huxter spearheaded StreetSmart locally.
Current StreetSmart Franschhoek establishments are: Bread & Wine, Foliage, Haute Cabrière, Le coin Français and Monneaux @ Franschhoek Country House. During last year these establishments and their diners raised R150,000 for the local 2018 beneficiary organisation, Kusasa Projects.
In order to positively change the lives of many more vulnerable children in Franschhoek, StreetSmart is inviting other restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venues to join the initiative, where R5 is added to the guest’s bill, and every cent raised in Franschhoek, goes to local projects. In essence, frequenting and donating at a StreetSmart establishment is the responsible way to help a street child.
Cindy Muller (Gold Restaurant) flanked by Murray Gardiner and Jenny Diamond (Giltedge Travel) LR
Members of the public are invited to volunteer with StreetSmart Franschhoek to expand the local footprint.