For the past two years Le Cordon Bleu in association with the Leukaemia Foundation has run Cooking for Chemo at the Adelaide campus in what has annually been hugely successful night. With tickets selling out in less than 24 hours the night included cooking demonstrations, dietician's advice and practical tips on cooking whilst undergoing chemotherapy.
The Leukaemia Foundation is Australia's peak body for blood cancer, funding research and providing free services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders, and their families.
With an unwavering focus on reducing the impact of blood cancer and related blood disorders the Leukaemia Foundation provides free practical and emotional support to carers and those affected by cancer and related blood disorders. Their work also includes raising awareness of the impact within the community, advocacy, and they regularly contribute to the international blood cancer sector to improve quality of life for the person and their family.
Throughout the evening Dougal McFuzzlebutt from Creative Cook, Phude Photographer & Produce Promoter and Le Cordon Bleu Chef Nigel Blake made and presented a selection of six dishes - all nutritionally approved by dieticians from the Royal Adelaide Hospital as suitable for chemotherapy patients and their carers. Dieticians were also on hand on the night to answer any of the trickier questions about the preparation of food and use of microwaves as well as an analysis of 'super foods', whilst the chefs were able to give an insight into the produce used, and of course the best restaurants around Adelaide!