ABOUT STARLIGHT FIVE CHEFS DINNER
These dinners are designed to be the quintessential 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.
HISTORY OF THE EVENT
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.
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 sets itself apart from other charity dinners because we work hard to have almost every element of the dinner donated. This includes food and wine, the venue, entertainment and every auction item. This ensures nearly every dollar raised goes directly to supporting Starlight Programs.
Starlight Five Chefs Dinners have a very long and proud association with some of Australia’s top chefs.
Each of our featured Chefs have supported our events through the creation of individual courses for each event. They also support us through their network of suppliers to provide ingredients for each course free of charge.
OUR STARLIGHT FIVE CHEFS ALUMNI
Alla Wolf-Tasker AM
Burch & Purchese
Jeffrey de Rome
Soon Young Kwon
Tim Pak Poy
Since 1988, Starlight has transformed the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children and their families, throughout Australia.
Based on the World Health Organisation's Social Model of Health, Starlight programs are designed to make children happy and lift their spirits when they need it most, building resilience so they are better able to cope with the challenges serious illness brings.
In 2018 we are celebrating 30 years of Starlight and the impact Starlight has to transform a child’s hospital experience from traumatic to magical, enhancing their long term wellbeing.
WHO IS CAPTAIN STARLIGHT?
Captain Starlight’s sole purpose is to bring smiles to sick children by distracting them from their illness and pain using entertainment and engagement.
In the eyes of a child, Captain Starlight is a magical super hero, bringing laughter, games, magic and all kinds of fun activities into their lives. Captain Starlight gives sick kids a break from the burden of their illness.
Visit www.starlight.org.au to find out more about Starlight.