Six top chefs from Cape Town and Joburg will each attempt to create the ultimate Celeb Chef pizza, and for every one of these sold, R5 will go to the Red Cross War Memorial Childrenâ??s Hospital.
The challenge takes place at Colâ??Cacchio pizzerias across South Africa from April to September 2009.
Under the guidance of pizza doyenne, Colâ??Cacchio pizzeriaâ??s Kinga Baranowska, chefs Reuben Riffel, Mike Basset, Citrum Khumalo, Rudi Liebenberg, Margot Janse and Philippe Wagenfuhrer, will rise to the challenge – to create a culinary masterpiece of a pizza.
â??We foresee this series becoming an annual event, bringing together people from various sectors of the hospitality industry,â? says Kinga, who hopes that this initiative will raise exposure and funds for the Red Cross War Memorial Childrenâ??s Hospital.
For six months, diners will have a taste of what each celebrity chef has brought to the table. Every month will showcase a different chefâ??s masterpiece on promotion. With every special gourmet celebrity pizza sold, R5 will be donated to the Red Cross War Memorial Childrenâ??s Hospital, and 100% of these funds will go towards the purchase of specialised surgical equipment for the new Operating Theatre Complex currently under construction at the hospital.
â??The process is not as simple as many of us believe it to beâ?, added Kinga. â??Our celebrity chefs will be given the opportunity to play and have fun with various ingredients of choice, including one mystery ingredient to add to the excitement. We are overwhelmed by their enthusiasm and look forward to raising a substantial amount of money for a good cause.â?
Kinga has yet to find her master counterpart in creating the best Italian-styled pizza and plans to give our top South African chefs a run for their money!