Millbrook Winery was proud to be the official wine sponsor for the 2018 Starlight Five Chef's Dinner, which was held on 9 August at the Pan Pacific Hotel Perth. This year the Starlight Five Chefs Dinner raised enough funds to deliver the Starlight hospital program for three and a half months and to grant 21 life-changing wishes.
The Starlight Children's Foundation Five Chefs Dinners are designed to be a unique dining experience, created to raise much-needed funds to support the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Five of Australia’s best chefs prepare a course each, matched with the finest wines to present a spectacular five-course degustation.
Millbrook Winery's Head Chef and Gardener is proud to be preparing the first course for his fourth year supporting the Starlight Five Chefs Dinner. Chef Guy Jeffreys only uses fruit and vegetables sourced from the Millbrook garden and locally sourced meat and fish for his exceptional seasonal menus.The Starlight Five Chefs Dinner will be no exception with incorporation of Millbrook orchard oranges for the first course.
The event was established in Sydney in 1993 when Armando Percuoco held a fundraising dinner at his restaurant, Buon Ricordo. The following year Armando Percuoco, Lucio Galletto, Tetsuya Wakuda and Serge Dansereau created what would become one of Australia’s premier food and wine events.
The dinner became ‘Five Chefs’ when Neil Perry and Janni Kyritsis joined Armando, Tetsuya and Serge for the next 10 years.
Twenty years later, the Starlight Five Chefs Dinners are held in five cities across Australia and are arguably the greatest food and wine fundraising dinners in Australia.
The Starlight Five Chefs Dinner is a unique charity dinner as almost every element of the dinner is donated. This includes food and wine, the venue, entertainment and every auction item. This ensures nearly every dollar raised goes directly to supporting the starlight foundation.
Millbrook Winery was proud to be official Wine Sponsor for the 2017 dinner, held on 10 August at the Pan Pacific Hotel Perth. The evening raised more than $500,000 which will go directly to supporting seriously ill kids and teens across Western Australia.