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2014 Variety of Chefs Ball

Date: Saturday 14th June, 2014


Time: 6.30pm

Venue: The Grand Ballroom, Hilton Brisbane

Dress: Black Tie / Formal

Cost: $275 per person | $2750 for table of ten guests

For more information visit: www.variety.org.au/qldvarietyofchefs

Call Variety on: 07 3907 9300


An invitation to be up close and personal with ten of Australia's Premier Chefs, for an inspiring foodie affair.  

A five course degustation menu matched with superior wines and superb entertainment, and superb entertainment, make Variety of Chefs the best charity ball of the year!  


Incredible culinary lineup for 2014 Variety of Chefs Ball 

Moran – Richardson – Pugh - McLeod - Golinski –Clark – Numata – 
Williamson – Machin –O’Donoghue 

They are the rockstars of the food world and on Saturday evening, June 14 at the Brisbane Hilton they will perform - while their audience will be limited to 500, the effect of their performance on this incredible night will help the very special children that Variety - the Children’s Charity serves so passionately.

The chef lineup for the Variety of Chefs Ball 2014 has been announced – and the names do not get much hotter. Starring in the kitchen and creating what is the now famous menu celebrated at this leading Brisbane event is: 

  • Matt Moran – ARIA Restaurants Brisbane and Sydney, Chiswick, North Bondi Fish, Riverbar Kitchen 
  • Adrian Richardson – owner chef at La Luna in Melbourne 
  • David Pugh – owner chef at Restaurant 2 in Brisbane 
  • Alastair McLeod - Alfreshco 
  • Matt Golinski 
  • Jeremy Clark – Executive Chef at the Brisbane Hilton 
  • Jiro Numata – Executive Chef at Wasabi, Noosa 
  • Ben Williamson – Executive Chef at Gerard’s Bistro, Brisbane 
  • Kym Machin – owner chef at Bare Bones Society, Brisbane 
  • Ben O’Donoghue – owner chef at Billy Kart Kitchen, Brisbane 
“Between them these incredible 10 chefs have won more awards, taken more titles and plated more critically reviewed dishes than most would ever wish for. The opportunity to attend this event and be part of what will be a culinary milestone is extraordinary,” said Melanie Jefcoate, Corporate Events Manager for Variety Queensland.

While actual dishes are yet to be announced, it can be revealed that Canapés will be created by Jeremy Clark. There are two entrees for the evening; the first will be created by Jiro Numata and Ben Williamson, the second by Kym Machin and Ben O’Donoghue. Main Course will be delivered by Adrian Richardson and Matt Moran, and Dessert by Alastair McLeod and Matt Golinski with David Pugh. 

The 2014 Variety of Chefs Ball will be held on June 14. Now in its fifth year, the stunning food and wine event showcases a roll call of culinary greats, with marquee names this year heeding the call from Melbourne, Noosa, Sydney and all over Brisbane. The 10 chefs will create an unmatched dining experience, each bringing their own specialty to the shared kitchen, allowing guests to taste an incredible range of flavours over the evening. TICKETS ARE $275 AND ARE NOW ON SALE. 

“Since the Variety of Chefs event began in 2009, the event has raised OVER $400,000 for Queensland children in need, and has starred a rollcall of Australia’s food leaders. This year is by far our most outstanding lineup – the event is going to bigger and better than ever.”

For more information, images and interviews, please call Kath Rose and Associates on P: 07 3357 9054 M: 0416 291 493 E: 

Variety the Children’s Charity is dedicated to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs to LIVE, LAUGH and LEARN. Each month in Queensland alone, Variety receives over $250,000 worth of appeal requests for children in need. Through grants to children who are sick, disadvantaged and who have special needs, Variety – the Children’s Charity fills a vital gap between what families, schools and communities are able to afford and what our special kids need to lead engaged and fulfilling lives. 

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