Jenny Morris – known to all her fans around the country as the Giggling Gourmet – is one of South Africa’s most-loved food personalities and she’s MC at The Longest Dinner Table in aid of Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa, which takes place at Sandton City Shopping Centre on Wednesday, September 7, from 18h30 to 19h30.
Members of the public are invited to be part of the longest table – there is no charge – and assist in packing meals for homeless and hungry children.
Packing starts at 11h00 on the Wednesday, with the celebrities joining at the finale at 18h30. The target is to pack 50 000 meals on the day.
The wildly popular MasterChef judges will mingle with packers, share their cooking secrets and give away spot prizes on an evening that offers a dinner table with a difference.
MasterChef Australia (the latest season is scheduled to return to South African television in December) first aired in 2009 and made the three hosts and judges global stars. All have visited South Africa at different times but are delighted to be sharing a platform together for this very worthy cause.
Also making an appearance is MasterChef Australia 2014 winner and author of the bestselling cook book Dig In. Owens is in South Africa filming a new food and adventure television series titled Brent Owens Unwrapped … South Africa for Oxyg3n Media.
Morris has the distinction of being the first South African chef to host her own show on the international Food Network channel.
I can’t wait to take part in The Longest Dinner Table,” she says, “Not only is it for a good cause but I will be reunited again with these four guys from MasterChef Australia. I have worked with all of them before but never all together on one stage. It’s going to be a blast.
Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, Matt Preston, Brent Owens and Jenny Morris take part in Sandton City’s The Longest Dinner Table on Wednesday, September 7, from 18h30 to 19h30 outside Woolworths on the upper level. Members of the public are encouraged to come and help the trio pack meal parcels for Stop Hunger Now. Participation is free.