#AskChefsAnything auction supports Beirut disaster relief

Published 10 September 2020

To raise awareness and funds for those impacted by the terrible explosion that killed 200 people, injured more than 6,000 and displaced 30,000+ in Beirut last month, international chefs and restaurateurs are hosting an #AskChefsAnything auction.

The auction offers bidders the very rare chance to enjoy a 30-minute one-to-one conversation with worldwide hospitality names, and the opportunity to ask them anything they wish. Those taking part include superstar chefs James Lowe, Isaac McHale, Rene Redzepi, Massimo Bottura and Enrique Olvera, cookbook author Anissa Helou, owner of Violet Cakes Clare Ptak and owner of progressive Indian restaurant Gaggan (Bangkok) Gaggan Annand. The growing list can be seen here.

The auction marks #AskChefsAnything’s first international fundraiser, from an idea founded in New York to raise funds for immigrant workers during the COVID crisis.

Money raised will benefit Beit el Baraka, a Beirut-based charitable organisation repairing thousands of homes, rehabilitating small essential shops and offering medical and psychological support, as well as purchasing meals from Kamal Mouzawak’s soon-to-launch community kitchen at the epicentre of the disaster.

The auction will run for three days from September 10 to 13. To find out more and to bid, visit the website here

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