Stagieres are dedicated young cooks who work for nothing or next to nothing at the worlds best restaurants to learn and hone their crafts and skills. Rare are those who do so with any significant means at their disposal, so a loss like this was potentially devastating to them and their careers. Thanks to the generosity and kindness of these people and all the bloggers who passed the word along, the stagieres who lost their invaluable knives in the fire that also consumed the world renowned restaurant Mugaritz in the Pais Vasco region of Spain, will be compensated for their losses, be able to replace their knives and go on with their careers. Compared to devastating global tragedies such as the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, it is easy to overlook something small and personal like this, but fortunately for these stagieres, these wonderful people found it in them to give even more!
Chew Fatt Soh
Alex Talbot & Aki Kamozawa
Joseph J. Fenush III
Elements Restaurant Staff
At the moment we have exceeded our goal by $192. We will take suggestions on what to do with the overage. If you have one, email me at john(at)docsconz(dot)com. Distribution of the funds will commence as soon as they are released by firstgiving and PayPal.
Special thanks must also be given to Aidan "Trig" Brooks of the blog Aidan Brooks: Trainee Chef and his father, Mike Green, without whom, this fund would never have started.
(ed. note) Apologies to Chad Burkhardt, whose donation had accidentally been omitted in the ongoing listing.