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Celebrity chef adds spice to long lunch

Monday, 20th September, 2010

* The Outback and All That Jazz Secretary Sharon Hocking and President Ann Rogers are getting ready for a Long Lunch to be held in November. * The Outback and All That Jazz Secretary Sharon Hocking and President Ann Rogers are getting ready for a Long Lunch to be held in November.

A renowned celebrity chef will be visiting the city to host a lunch to raise funds for the Outback and All that Jazz festival.

The "Jazz, Jazz and More Jazz, Long Lunch" will be hosted by celebrity chef Athol Wark, who has themed the day "Better City, Better Life".
Outback and all that Jazz, Business BH, TAFE and the Desert Knowledge Outback Business Network Program are bringing the "wild food" chef to the city.
Wark, from Alice Springs, specialises in using Australian flavours and local goods.
He is the head chef at the Australian Pavilion in Shanghai and has established an international reputation for creating dishes using wild food seasonings harvested from the Australian bush.
The lunch will be held at the Broken Hill Golf and Country Club on November 22 and tickets will cost $120, which will include wine, beer and a three-course meal.
Promoter Ann Rogers said the event was a the major fundraiser for Outback and All That Jazz and it was good to see someone of Mr Wark's calibre visiting Broken Hill.
"It is not very often we get a celebrity chef ... of this calibre," Ms Rogers said.
A visiting jazz band will be playing during the luncheon and local celebrities will be involved, as well as auctions.
"Come along for the music ... it is not very often we have the opportunity to enjoy good food, good company and to sit back in the outback," Ms Rogers said.
The event will provide an opportunity for local business people and the community to enjoy a feast featuring foods that have been presented on the world stage by the very person who created the menus.
Mr Wark will also hold a master class for students and apprentices on November 19 and for chefs and restaurateurs on November 22 at the TAFE training kitchen.  
"This is a great opportunity for our up and coming chefs and students to see what they can aspire to," Ms Rogers said.
Mr Wark has recently prepared dinner for 40 specially chosen Chinese investors who were invited to the VIP Lounge of the Australian Pavilion for a dinner, hosted by Territory Chief Minister Paul Henderson at the Shanghai Expo.
To book in or find out more information about any of the events phone 8087 2277 or email ann@legionclub.com.au.



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