Click here: Far Fetched Dinner 2017
It just takes one person to open a door and be like”Hey Welcome” Jessica Margurte Murphy
A film by Heavy Man Films
On Sunday 29 October Irish-based, foreign-born chefs, Jess Murphy, Damien Grey,Takashi Miyazaki,Louise Bannon and Christine Walshhosted a dinner with their Syrian refugee counterparts Ahyam, Ahmad and Amer, to highlight the universal and democratic power of the table.
The sell-out dinner was generously supported by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and by some of the exceptional producers that the four chefs use in their own restaurants on a daily basis. Guests were treated to a menu created by the adopted Irish and their Syrian colleagues served with matching wines provided by Shane Murphy of Findlater Wines.
With a chronic shortage of chefs in the Irish hospitality industry, this was an opportunity for refugee chefs to flex their kitchen muscles. They also get to share their particular knowledge, expertise and skills to the benefit both of the four cooks sharing their kitchen, and of dinner guests on the night.
The Dinner was the first of its type,and UNCHR plans to work on further initiatives in the future.
All monies raised from the dinner will go towards education and training. The Dinner in conjunction with GMIT (Official) have together established three funded scholarships in catering, specially designated for young chefs in direct provision. Training them in food, hospitality and chef skills, this means this joint dinner is not just a one-off, but an event with a real and lasting impact.”
Galway Ukulele Orchestra
Hosted in Loam (restaurant)