03-May-2017 2:45 PM

On Tuesday 9th May, Melbourne’s foodie elite will congregate for a night of great food, fun and frivolity as Eat Street Melbourne celebrates 18 years of raising money for children’s charities.

In 2017, Eat Street Melbourne will take guests on a journey through the four food and beverage seasons, bringing together Melbourne’s best food and beverage providers at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

Guests will delight in hawker-style dishes served by some of Melbourne’s best restaurants, such as No.35, Captain Baxter, Cumulus Inc. and they will also enjoy live entertainment from a number of musicians and performers throughout the evening.

This year Eat Street Melbourne will again be raising funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity, a national not-for-profit organisation that supports children living with illness, disability or disadvantage.

In 2016, Eat Street Melbourne raised over $45,000 for the Variety Freedom program, giving children independence and mobility through the provision of wheelchairs, walkers and modified trikes.

In 2017 funds raised from Eat Street will help to feed 5,000 children at the Variety Children’s Christmas Party, Australia’s longest running party for kids in need.

Renowned Executive Chef at Red Spice Road, Red Spice Road QV and Burma Lane, John McLeay has this year signed on as the event’s ambassador, excited to be a part of the well-established event for the first time.

"Eat Street is such a respected evening in the hospitality industry raising much-needed funds for a very worthy cause. I am stoked to be the ambassador this year and excited to add some extra spice to the event with my famous Red Spice Road pork belly!" said John.

Eat Street Melbourne is a night of food, fundraising and frivolity not to be missed.
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Alicia Pentreath, Marketing & PR Coordinator, Variety – the Children’s Charity, 0400 196 554
Georgie Smith, Marketing & Communications Manager, Variety – the Children’s Charity, 0419 880 705