An event hosted at Liverpool Innovation Park brought businesses together last week to raise money for its second annual World Food Night event.
Over £200 was raised by tenants and staff who got involved and cooked food for the event, charging £2 a plate to raise money for Refugee Action. Restaurateur and Masterchef: The Professionals winner Claire Lara was also on hand to help judge the dishes.
The winning chef was Andrew from Hit Search, whose burritos earned him a luxury world food hamper. Other dishes, such as mozzarella and spinach lasagne, Mexican chilli and Spanish paella, were provided by the team at LIP, as well as Bean and Rest & Relax.
Hannah Mcilroy, LIP’s sales and marketing assistant, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled with the amount of money we manage to raise in a couple of hours, and we all really appreciate the effort people went to. The food was fantastic, and it was a real privilege to have Claire Lara along to help judge the food!
“It’s great to bring the LIP community together for events like these, and especially when it’s for such an important cause.”
Anna Webster, supporter development officer of Refugee Action, said: “We’re so grateful for LIP’s amazing support in organising its World Food Night. They cooked up a delicious range of very varied world food and raised much needed funds for refugees in the process. It was also brilliant to have Masterchef: The Professionals winner Claire Lara along to judge the best dish.”
Refugee Action is an independent national charity that provides advice and support to asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. Just 50p pays for access to a hot drink and shower for those in need.
Liverpool Innovation Park is part funded by the European Regional Development Agency (ERDF). For more information about the Park visit www.liverpoolinnovationpark.com