Reuben Riffel, Margot Janse, Neil Jewel and Duncan Doherty are teaming up to create a six-course menu using only Peninsula School Feeding Association’s (PSFA) staple ingredients (such as samp, beans, pilchards and soya mince).
Each chef has pre-selected ingredients from the current PSFA menu, the same menu that feeds more than 326, 600 learners per school day in approximately 740 schools in the Western Cape. Celebrity chef, Reuben Riffel has been tasked with creating the main course using only soya mince, rice, cabbage and apples. Trading in her ‘Confit Guineafowl Rillette’, Margot Janse will be using samp and beans, butternut and breyani spices for her dish.
The chefs will do a joint collaboration for the starter and dessert, while Neil Jewel will be making what he claims will be the evening’s ‘crown jewel’ – a pilchard inspired dish. Duncan Doherty is this year’s debutante and is will be putting his signature on his selection of traditional baked beans and fresh fruit.
The annual Celebrity Chefs Challenge Dinner is a component of PSFA’s daily quest to raise funds to combat the problem of hunger in South African schools and is fast becoming a highlight on the PSFA event calendar. Last year’s event raised over R170 000, feeding more than 450 learners for an entire year. The hope is to increase that total this year.
Tickets for the dinner are available through PSFA. Contact Janine Tilley on +27 21 447 6020 or Janine@psfa.org.za
for further information. Tickets are R370 per person, which will feed one child every school day for a whole year.