These Nigerian Chefs Are Outchea Saving Lives


July 25, 2018

Do you remember the Otedola Bridge fire from a month ago?

If you live in  Lagos, you most likely heard about it, and haven’t forgotten since.

On the 28th of June in Berger, a moving petrol tanker caught fire due to an alleged brake failure.

It was devastating, horrific event. Twelve innocent souls lost their lives, and many more were injured and lost valuable property. You can read more about this here.

Our hearts still go out to the families of the deceased, the hurt and the traumatised.

So you can imagine how happy we were to hear that there would be a relief dinner to support them.

Some of our favourite chefs came together, and decided to use their talents to raise funds for the victims.

Really, not all heroes wear capes. Some wear aprons.

On the 28th of July 2018, nine of Nigeria’s leading chefs will prepare a nine-course dinner with 100% of the proceeds going to aid those affected by the fire.

The produce and ingredients have all been donated by some amazing businesses and farmers.

The produce has been locally sourced as well. Nothing used will be imported, even down to salt.

This is also an opportunity to showcase Nigerian cuisine and the fact that we have so much more to offer than negativity.

Newly opened fine-dining restaurant 788 On The Sea, Lekki has been so kind as to donate their space to host this fundraising dinner.

It really is going to be an experience worth it in every sense. 788 On The Sea is a beautiful space.

Come for some fine dining by some of Nigeria’s finest chefs in a beautiful space, while helping those in need out.

It really doesn’t get much better than this.

The tickets are N40,000 per head and include a champagne reception, as well as two glasses of wine. You can also book tables of six, eight or ten people.

The generous, super talented chefs from left to right are Ozoz Sokoh of Kitchenbutterfly, Atim Ukoh of Afrolems, Chef Alex Oke, Chef Uzo of El Padrino, Chef Michael Elegbede, Chef Christian of La Tervana, Chef Eros of Cookie Jar, Chef Benedict and Chef Imoteda of Heels In The Kitchen.

I’m sure that we would all like to help out, but even if you can’t make it to the dinner, there’s still a way you can help.

Please spread the word with everyone you can think of. You never know who can help, or who would simply be interested in the dinner. It is also a way to appreciate the good these chefs are doing.

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