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National Nutrition Week Dinner

On Saturday, 15 October, a very special dinner will be taking place at the Bridge House School in Franschhoek. For a very reasonable fee, guests will enjoy a delicious four-course meal prepared by some of South Africa’s top, award-winning chefs in one of the most scenic parts of the country. And what do diners get in return for their time and sampling some of the tastiest dishes around? The chance to make a difference to the current hunger crisis by sponsoring a child’s meals for a full school year... The initiative is part of an effort by the Peninsula Schools Feeding Association (PSFA) to combat hunger in the province’s schools. The concept behind the National Nutrition Week Dinner is to use the same ingredients that PSFA uses to feed hungry school kids to create gourmet dishes for those attending the event. The likes of Neil Jewell from Bread & Wine, Moreson, Margot Janse from Le Quartier Francais, Reuben Riffel from Reuben’s, and Darren Roberts from The Restaurant, Grande Provence will be working their magic in the kitchen and creating four unique courses for guests to savour. The world-class dishes will be conjured up from ingredients such as carrots, pilchards and samp, and even rice, butternut, sugar beans and jam. As Reuben Riffel puts it, ‘We are cooking with ingredients that the kids eat every day. As education is a priority it is surely of utmost importance that kids focus on learning instead of dealing with hunger’. All four chefs are clearly passionate about the cause. If you’d like to join in and help raise awareness there are still tickets available. They cost R370 per person and can be bought through For additional information you can email Andy Du Plessis from the PSFA on or call 021-447-6020. Your inner foodie will be in their element with the many treats to tantalise your taste buds – and even better, you’ll be feeding a needy child for an entire year. So, eat up!