Nomad’s executive chef Jacqui Challinor, like most of Australia, was feeling helpless in the face of the ongoing bushfires that she decided to see if any of fellow chefs would consider putting on a bake sale to help raise money for those affected by the fires.
This Sunday 12 January, Sydney’s hospitality industry will join forces with the team at NOMAD to #cookforthebush in support of Australia’s ongoing bushfire crisis. With such an incredible response to the brunch which sold out within a few hours, NOMAD has expanded the fundraiser event, with a bake sale takeover within GoGo Bar at Chin Chin, as well as a rooftop lunch at Paramount Recreational Club. 100% of proceeds from the day will go directly to the Australian Red Cross.
“After feeling completely helpless for weeks, I realised that as a community working together, we could have more of an impact than I ever could alone,” says Challinor. “Feeding people is what we do best so it makes sense that we take that and turn it into something truly valuable. What is happening in our country is completely heartbreaking and it's going to take community spirit, not just money to build us back up again.”
The list of chefs signed on to help is still growing but includes Danielle Alvarez, Aaron Ward, James Vile, Nic Wong, Andy Bowdy and Colin Fassnidge, as well as Duncan Welgemoed from Adelaide’s Africola. You can take a look at the full line-up on the Instagram below.
Alongside the brunch and bake sale, NOMAD will host a silent auction which will conclude on the evening of Sunday 12 January, selling a generous collection of vouchers and experiences than span the hospitality industry. Silent bids can be made online at nomadwine.com.au or across social media in the coming days or in person at all three participating outlets on the day. NOMAD encourages any and all other venues from within the Sydney hospitality industry to come forward with additional contributions before Sunday.
This article originally appeared on InStyle Australia.