Monday 21 August 2017

Conrad Gallagher raises funds for people whose homes were destroyed by fire in Cape Town

Conrad Gallagher at work in Salon des Saveurs, Dublin
Conrad Gallagher at work in Salon des Saveurs, Dublin
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Chef Conrad Gallagher has raised funds to support the victims of a fire in Cape Town that left 1300 homeless.

A fire started by a candle rampaged through homes in the Hout area of the South African city on St Stephen's Day.

One person died in the tragedy.

On Friday evening Gallagher held a special dinner costing 2000 Rand (€116) per person with all proceeds going towards helping the victims rebuild their lives.

"We have teamed up with "Dare to Share", a wonderful organization that will handle all payments of ticket sales & the silent auction proceeds & will make sure every rand raised will be used to its maximum value," he wrote on his restaurant Cafe Chic's Facebook page.

The tickets included a five course dinner with wine.  People were also asked to donate any high value auction items to raise extra funds on the night.

Conrad with former US president Bill Clinton
Conrad with former US president Bill Clinton

"I will be starting off the auction by donating a Pop up Dinner for 10 people in their home cooked by me!" he said.

Gallagher (44) kicked off his career with successful Michelin star Dublin eaterie Peacock Alley followed by Ocean seafood bar, Lloyds Brasseries, Christopher's and Conrad Galalgher's as well as several overseas ventures.

He opened Cafe Chic in the upmarket Gardens area of Cape Town in 2014.

Conrad cooking up a new culinary storm in the Cape  

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