The Starlight Five Chefs Dinner │ 9 August 2018
Five of Australia’s best chefs prepare a course each, matched with the finest wines to present a spectacular five-course degustation.
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.
Twenty years later, the 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 almost every element of the dinner is 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.
Smithbrook was proud to be an official Wine Sponsor for the 2018 dinner, which was held on 9 August at the Pan Pacific Hotel Perth. This year the Starlight Five Chefs Dinner raised enough funds to run the Starlight Perth hospital program for three and half months and grant 21 Starlight wishes.