Le Cordon Bleu creates healthy meal alternatives for Leukemia patients and their carers.
On Tuesday evening, 23rd of February, The Leukaemia Foundation, in association with Le Cordon Bleu Sydney, hosted its first ‘Cooking for Chemo’ event at the Le Cordon Bleu Sydney campus.
Approximately 50 guests attended, including 6 team members from the Leukaemia Foundation.
It proved to be an extremely informative night with our very own Le Cordon Bleu Chef, Mark Jones, demonstrating how to create healthy alternative dishes for those diagnosed with Leukaemia and also for their carers.
Held In the demonstration kitchen, the night allowed the audience to interact with Chef Mark, asking questions and obtaining tips on how to get the most out of the nutritional recipes that had been created by Le Cordon Bleu Australia.
The Leukaemia foundation also brought along Amanda, a food nutritionist from the Oncology ward at St Vincent’s Hospital, who presented nutritional facts about food groups, and food standards that are safe for Leukaemia patients.
Megan from the Leukaemia Foundation was MC for the night and alternated between questions for Mark and questions for Amanda, keeping the atmosphere light and welcoming through the event.
After a welcoming arrival at 5:30 pm of drinks and a time to chat, the first course was delivered as a demitasse or small cup of Pea Veloute with Porcini, the guest were asked then to move to the Demonstration Room where Chef Mark was ready to demonstrate a 3 course meal.
Chef Mark prepared each dish, and guests were then provided with a sample of the dish to taste. Dishes included: Banana Lassi, Salmon en Papillot, Rhubarb Cake, Chicken Salad, Ratatouille, Loin of Lamb, and Petit Pavlova. Recipe Cards were made available for everyone to take home and try themselves.
The demonstration room providing an easy and accessible location that worked well as an area for the guests to taste the cuisine on offer.
Overall, the night was a great success with some very positive feedback from guests in attendance and the Leukaemia Foundation.