#AskChefsAnything Is Your Chance To Speak To The World’s Best Chefs And Help Beirut
Ask Chefs Anything is a fundraising initiative which was originally set up to help immigrant workers during the covid crisis. Founders Gaeleen Quinn and Anna Polonsky auctioned off time with the world’s best chefs, donating the money raised to the communities most affected.
Now, they are running a second installment of the auction, this time in aid of the city of Beirut. After the blast which destroyed the Lebanese port and much of the city, the Ask Chefs Anything team gathered a stellar line- up of chefs, all of who are auctioning off their time over the next three days.
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We are so excited to announce that our BEIRUT roster is up! Come check out this outstanding group of chefs and tastemakers from around the world! Starting tomorrow, September 10th through Sunday September 13th Ask Chefs Anything is back with a special international edition of our auction to aid the people of Beirut directly affected by the recent explosion. With the help of @beitelbaraka and @kamalmouzawak 100% of proceeds will be able to reach the people of Beirut during this unimaginable time.
Nearly 100 international chefs, including Massimo Bottura and Noma’s Rene Redzepi are offering you the chance to spend 30 minutes in their (virtual) company to ask them whatever you want to know about cooking.
Do your sauces split? Are your onions not sweating correctly? Is your steak not as tender as you’d like? Simply visit AskChefsAnything.com and bid for your chance to pick the brain of your favourite chef. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Beit el Baraka, a 501(c)(3) secular, non-political Beirut-based charitable organization repairing thousands of homes, rehabilitating essential shops and offering medical and psychological support. Founder Maya Ibrachimah will also purchase meals from Kamal Mouzawak’s soon-to-launch community kitchen at the epicenter of the disaster.
Ahead of the auction, which begins September 10, we spoke to Anissa Helou, the Lebanese-Syrian author and chef, famous for her work on Mediterranean, middle eastern and north African cooking. Read our interview with Helou here.