The team of chets cuts across cuisines, culture and specialism but is united by a passion for using their respective skills in food as not only a gateway to gastronomic excellence but also as a means to create positive impact on a micro and macro level.
LAGOS, Nigeria; 22nd July 2018
Popular Nigerian chef, Michael Elégbèdé is collaborating with newly opened fine-dining restaurant, 788 On The Sea to organise a special relief dinner for victims of the Otedola Bridge fire that claimed scores of lives in June 2018.
Set to hold on July 28, the dinner was inspired by the need to attend to the physical, emotional and psychological needs of the victims, as they are in dire need of medical and financial support. Convener, Chef Elégbède has not only gotten the support of friends and colleagues in the food industry but the management of 788 on the Sea have generously provided their space as location for the relief dinner. Suppliers and producers across the food chain have also offered to lend a hand, providing the principal ingredients from which the chefs will create the menu.
There will be an assembly of nine of Nigeria’s leading chefs to prepare a nine course tasting dinner with proceeds going to those gravely affected by the fire. The participatingg chefs are Chef Alex Oke of XO Bakery, Chef Benedict Okuzo, Chef Christian Duhalde of La Taverna, Chef Uzo Umeh of El Padrino, Chef Ozoz Sokoh of Kitchen Butterfly, Chef Imoteda Aladekomo of Heels in the Kitchen, Chef Eros of Cookie Jar, Chef Atim Ukoh of Afrolems and Chef Michael Elégbèdé himself.
At a brunch held for the steering committee and the chef participants, Chef Elégbèdé said, “We are all committed to the culinary arts. We have a wealth of knowledge and talent. But most of all we have a love of Nigeria. We feel what we are doing here, as members of the food industry, in coming together and working collaboratively is something we can see in other industries too. By creating this dining experience, and raising money for those who need it most, we hope in a small way to show the change that we can all be part of when we come together”.
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