WAW Gives 

WAW Gives will be a lunch sourced from the goodwill of others to help the less fortunate. Ten courses prepared by 30 exceptional chefs makes this event one never seen in Australia before. The chefs will be cooking together in teams spread out around the sprawling landscape of Rippon Lea house and gardens. The guests will be guided down grassy paths, up rocky steps and through the history of the estate eating and drinking along the way.

The profits will go to Helping Hoops, a charity that teaches life-skills to underprivileged children through basketball. Expect to see on the pans Isaac McHale (The Clove Club, London), Daniel Patterson (Coi, San Francisco), David Thompson (Nahm, Bangkok), Ben Greeno (Momofuku Seiobo, Sydney), Peter Gilmore (Quay, Sydney) and Attica’s Ben Shewry. For the full list of participants click here.

When: Sunday 5 October, 2014. 12.15pm-4.30pm
Where: Rippon Lea Estate, 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick, VIC
Cost: $500 per person, includes food and matched beverages
Bookings:  Book herePlease do not contact Rippon Lea Estate to book.

WAW Talks – This event is now booked out!

Having come away from other culinary congresses overseas with fresh perspectives on his own work and life, Shewry wants to try and create a similar engine for conversation and inspiration here in Australia. By the same token, though, he wants WAW Talks to be open, inclusive and free to attend. He’d like them to be sincere without being too serious, and intends to work with the same DIY ethos of the punk bands and skateboarders he admired growing up. To that end, he has invited 20 friends and fellow travellers to speak, including chefs Roy Choi (best known for the Kogi Korean taco trucks in Los Angeles), Inaki Aizpitarte (the Byronic culinary firebrand behind influential Paris neo-bistro Le Chateaubriand), Bo Songvisava (one half of the talent driving acclaimed Bangkok eatery Bo.lan) and Andrea Petrini (the mastermind behind Gelinaz!).

When: Saturday 4 October, 2014
Time: 9.30am arrival, Starts 10.00am sharp. Finishes at 5.00pm
Where: Spink St Warehouse, 10 Spink St, Brighton, Vic
Cost: Free (attendees must book a seat, maximum of 2 tickets per booking)
Bookings:Book here. This event is now booked out!