• 16 October 2019, 6:00pm
Footscray Nicholson
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$75 per person

Enjoy our degustation menu with matched wine at a charity dinner prepared by industry-renowned chef, Andrew Braham (State of Grace) & our cookery and hospitality students.

All profits from the dinner will be donated to this event's charity of choice, Sons and Daughters of the West by the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation.

VU Polytechnic Charity Dinner series 

In partnership with renowned chefs, our students from Victoria University Polytechnic create dining experiences at our student-training restaurant, VenU.

All profits are proudly donated to a chosen charity.

Victoria University Polytechnic’s most recent charity dinner was held in June 2019 and raised $7000 for Joseph's Corner. View the YouTube video about the inaugural charity dinner.

The Polytechnic’s Charity Dinner Series is part of Victoria University’s new School for the Visitor Economy. This new cross-university school will provide the hospitality and tourism industries with an increased volume of qualified professionals to support rapid growth across the sector.

About Chef Andrew Braham

Andrew’s foray into the fine dining began two decades ago as an apprentice at Aria in Sydney. He worked at various acclaimed institutions, including three hatted restaurants – Quay and Banque and became a sous chef to Michelin starred, Tom Aikens in London. 

Upon returning to Sydney, Andrew worked at the three hatted Pier before heading over to Hong Kong to open and run Madam Sixty Ate, rated by Time Magazine that year as Hong Kong’s number one attraction. He is currently the Head Chef at State of Grace, located in the heart of Melbourne. Andrew is passionate about using quality produce and respecting the basics of cookery, an ethos he likes to share with his kitchen brigade.

About Sons and Daughters of the West

The Sons and Daughters of the West programs are a health and well-being initiative run by the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation. The programs reach over 1200 men and women each year and use the platform of sport to generate and start conversations about better health for those living, working or recreating in the Bulldogs’ heartland. These programs are run over a ten-week period and aim to engage men and women on key issues impacting their health including nutrition, mental health, respectful relationships, and physical activity. 

Getting there: Parking and location

VenU Restaurant: 6pm for 6:30pm start. Bookings are essential. No door sales available.

VenU Restaurant is located at our Footscray Nicholson Campus, Building D.

Check the Footscray Nicholson Campus page for directions, public transport options and parking information.

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