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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Menu for Hope 2007: Prize Winners

It is amazing what generosity and team effort can achieve. In December 2007, the fourth annual Menu for Hope campaign was launched with the optimistic goal of eclipsing the US$62,925.12 raised in 2006.

Would you believe that Menu for Hope 4 raised US$91,188.00? The result is phenomenal to say the least.

More excitingly, the winners have finally been drawn for Menu for Hope 2007. Congratulations to all the winners!

If you have been lucky enough to win a prize, you should receive an email from Pim in the next day or so. This email will give you the email address to contact for confirmation of your prize dispatch. If you don't receive this, then please send an email to the contact listed for your particular prize, and either use or quote the email address you provided when you made your donation.

Congratulations to everyone for making this such a successful campaign. Every donation counted toward this fantastic achievement, so well done YOU, and thanks also to all our prize donaters. Thanks must also go to Pim for her stellar efforts at coordinating this global campaign.

Where is the money going? As Pim reports:

With a special permission from the WFP, the funds raised by Menu for Hope 4 will be earmarked for the school lunch program in Lesotho, Africa. We chose to support the school lunch program because providing food for the children not only keeps them alive, but helps them stay in school so that they learn the skills to feed themselves in the future.

We chose to support the program in Lesotho because it is a model program in local procurement - buying food locally to support local farmers and the local economy. Instead of shipping surplus corn across the ocean, the WFP is buying directly from local subsistent farmers who practice conservation farming methods in Lesotho to feed the children there.

You can check out the full list of international prize winners here, but remember, as your money makes its way to the grateful kids in Lesotho, Africa, everyone's a winner.

The full list of Asia Pacific prize winners follows. If you have any further queries, please contact either Pim or I, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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MENU FOR HOPE PRIZE WINNERS 2007
Prize Code: AP01
SYDNEY: $200 dinner voucher for two to Ocean Room
Total Number of Bids: 32
Winner: Kevin Wong
Contact: Grab Your Fork

Prize Code: AP02
SYDNEY: $300 dining voucher to Perama
Total Number of Bids: 37
Winner: Katheryn C Twiss
Contact: Grab Your Fork

Prize Code: AP03
6kg box of Gourmet Terra Rossa Beef Burgers (valued at AU$60)
Total Number of Bids: 5
Winner: Daniel Yu
Contact: The Foodologist

Prize Code: AP04
6kg box of Gourmet Terra Rossa Beef Burgers (valued at AU$60)
Total Number of Bids: 4
Winner: Sam Schop
Contact: The Foodologist

Prize Code: AP05
Nigella Lawson Kitchen Utensils set in cream worth AU$160
Total Number of Bids: 14
Winner: Jenny Tan
Contact: Not Quite Nigella

Prize Code: AP06
Cookbook set: "Sharing Plates" by Jared Ingersoll and
"A Year in My Kitchen" by Skye Gyngell
(valued at AU$85)
Total Number of Bids: 8
Winner: Jennifer Silverberg
Contact: Stone Soup

Prize Code: AP07
A bag of the world's hottest chillies, homegrown in Nagaland, India
Total Number of Bids: 22
Winner: Susan Gravens
Contact: Rambling Spoon

Prize Code: AP08
One-year subscription to Vogue Entertaining & Travel (valued at AU$53.70)
Total Number of Bids: 7
Winner: Louise H Brooks
Contact: Food Lovers' Journey

Prize Code: AP09
500g of organic white peppercorns homegrown by Wena's Granny
Total Number of Bids: 17
Winner: Samantha Breach
Contact: Mum-Mum

Prize Code: AP10
Gourmet chef's hamper from Kochi, Japan
Total Number of Bids: 19
Winner: Veronica Vichit-Vadakan
Contact: Obachan's Kitchen & Balcony Garden

Prize code: AP11
6-week online diet makeover (valued at AU$295)
Total Number of Bids: 23
Winner: Elizabeth A French
Contact: Limes & Lycopene

Prize code: AP12
AU$100 gift voucher from the Prince Wine Store
Total Number of Bids: 7
Winner: Adam R Gibson
Contact: At My Table

Prize code: AP13
MELBOURNE: Degustation dinner for two with
matching wines at Interlude (valued at $AU400)
Total Number of Bids: 44
Winner: Nicola B Parsons
Contact: At My Table

Prize code: AP14
KUALA LUMPUR: A day behind-the-scenes with
cake and gateaux company Big Boys Oven & Kitchen

Total Number of Bids: 8
Winner: Sandra G L Wee
Contact: Big Boys Oven

Prize code: AP15
MELBOURNE: Review dinner with Stephen Downes,
one of Australia's most experienced restaurant critics
Total Number of Bids: 18
Winner: Neil Murray
Contact: Tomato

Prize code: AP16
Nine bottles of chemical-free stout
made at Barleycorn Brewers in Melbourne
Total Number of Bids: 5
Winner: Mike Cormack
Contact: Tomato

Prize code: AP17
The entire range of handmade shortbreads from
The Biscuit Tree
(valued at AU$42)
Total Number of Bids: 3
Winner: Samantha Chen
Contact: Chocolatesuze

Prize code: AP18
VICTORIA: Weekend stay at a holiday house in Dromana
on the Mornington Peninsula, VIC, Aust (valued at AU$500)
Total Number of Bids: 12
Winner: Catherine Middleton
Contact: A Goddess in the Kitchen

Prize code: AP19
Logo design and development by a
professional graphic designer
(valued at AU$500)
Total Number of Bids: 12
Winner: Jessie Ng
Contact: Spicy Icecream

Prize code: AP20
Cocoa, vanilla bean and porcini risotto pack
(valued at AU$80)
Total Number of Bids: 8
Winner: Anne R Taylor
Contact: Imbi n Itchy

Prize code: AP21
KUALA LUMPUR: 10 dinner set vouchers at Zuup Soup Bar
(valued at RM180)
Total Number of Bids: 7
Winner: Soo Yang Ch'ng
Contact: Babe in the City - KL

Prize code: AP23
1 bottle of 18-year-old Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky
Gold Signature
(valued at US$95)
Total Number of Bids: 3
Winner: Elizabeth Wells
Contact: Gut Feelings

Prize code: AP24
12 bottles of 42 Below Vodka (valued at 12,000 baht)
Total Number of Bids: 4
Winner: Kevin Lee
Contact: Gut Feelings

Prize code: AP25
6 bottles of 42 Below Seven Tiki Rum (valued at 6000 baht)
Total Number of Bids: 1
Winner: Maytel M Mouse
Contact: Gut Feelings

Prize code: AP26
Jar of homemade chocolate chip cookies
Total Number of Bids: 8
Winner: Robin Lim
Contact: Babe in the City - KL

Prize code: AP27
MELBOURNE: Special Tuesday night Chef's table
degustation dinner for two people with wine
at Attica, Melbourne
(valued at AU$200, valid Tuesdays only)
Total Number of Bids: 34
Winner: Judith F Graham
Contact: Tomato

Prize code: AP28
BANGKOK: Dinner for two at Bed Supperclub
(valued at 3500 baht)
Total Number of Bids: 12
Winner: Stella Jiang
Contact: Gut Feelings

Prize code: AP29
BANGKOK: One night accommodation at Dream Bangkok
(valued at US$280+)
Total Number of Bids: 10
Winner: Robyn C Eckhardt
Contact: Gut Feelings

Prize code: AP30
BANGKOK: An eating tour of Bangkok with Austin Bush,
Thai food expert and Lonely Planet writer, plus a copy of the
latest edition of Lonely Planet Bangkok Guide (valued at US$200)
Total Number of Bids: 30
Winner: Brant Bady
Contact: Gut Feelings

Prize code: AP31
SIEM REAP: One night accommodation in a Deluxe Room at
Hotel De La Paix
, Angkor, Cambodia (valued at US$235)
Total Number of Bids: 7
Winner: Robyn C Eckhardt
Contact: Gut Feelings

Prize code: AP32
SIEM REAP: One night accommodation at Be Hotel,
Siem Reap, Cambodia (valued at US$150)
Total Number of Bids: 6
Winner: Yvonne Cao
Contact: Gut Feelings

Prize code: AP33
Market Tour and Cooking Class with Joannes Riviere,
Khmer food expert and author of La Cuisine du Cambodge
avec les apprentis de Sala Bai
(valued at US$200)
Total Number of Bids: 12
Winner: Hsien Y Tan
Contact: Gut Feelings

Prize code: AP34
SIEM REAP: Wild Jungle Honey Collecting Tour with
Angkor Conservation Centre for Biodiversity Sustainable Bee Program
(valued at US$200)
Total Number of Bids: 12
Winner: Elizabeth Cheslock
Contact: Gut Feelings

Prize code: AP35
Global 7-piece Synergy knife block set (valued at AU$610)
Total Number of Bids: 40
Winner: Pei Shin Tan
Contact: Grab Your Fork

Prize code: AP36
A spot in the Autumn Menu kaiseki cooking class
run by Kei's Kitchen in April 2008 (valued at AU$120)
Total Number of Bids: 9
Winner: Ann T Bartlett
Contact: Grab Your Fork

Prize code: AP37
KUALA LUMPUR: RM500 dining voucher from Elcerdo
Total Number of Bids: 21
Winner: Anthony M Tuxford
Contact: Babe in the City - KL

Prize code: AP38
SYDNEY: A day behind the scenes on a food styling shoot
with Australian Gourmet Traveller
Total Number of Bids: 35
Winner: Simon B O'Regan
Contact: Morsels and Musings

Related Links:
Full list of international winners
Asia Pacific prize round-up
Full round-up of prizes worldwide
Donation page at http://www.firstgiving.com/menuforhope4

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posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 1/12/2008 01:36:00 am


4 Comments:

  • At 1/12/2008 2:10 am, Blogger Anna said…

    hi helen, thanks for all the hard work and effort you put into looking after our region.
    congrats to everyone for raising so much $$$

     
  • At 1/13/2008 3:15 am, Anonymous mama bok said…

    Awesome job.. you did..!

     
  • At 1/13/2008 8:20 pm, Anonymous Phyllis said…

    Hi Helen, I did not win anything, nevertheless, I want to say a BIG Thank You for everything! It's good to know that Menu for Hope 2007 did very well! =D

     
  • At 1/15/2008 3:29 am, Anonymous Katheryn said…

    Hi:

    YAY! I won!(I've emailed you separately re that.)

    Thank you so much for organizing all of this. And congratulations on having raised so much money for such a good cause! The best part of all of this has been knowing that win or lose, good will come out of it.

    Cheers,

    Kathy

     

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