Druid Chef Rory Morahan is hosting a charity culinary night in aid of charity.
Rory tells the reason behind the ‘Kitchen of Hope’ night.
“The fundraiser I am organising is for Beaumont Hospital and the Royal Hospital Donnybrook to thank them for caring for my son Cathal after he was involved in a car crash in January.
Cathal was driving home from work when he crashed his car late at night and had to be cut
out by paramedics. His survival was touch and go at one point, and he spent several days in a
medically-induced coma, but he has since gone on to make a miraculous recovery, thanks to
the wonderful staff at both hospitals, and he returned to work earlier this year.
Kitchen for Hope will take place on Monday, 7th November at Coláiste Ráithín in Bray from
6:30-10pm. I myself am a chef, and I have organised for Neven Maguire, the Merrion Hotel’s
Paul Kelly, Karl Clarke, and Sysco Ireland’s Simon Hudson to take part in a celebrity cooking
challenge on the night.
We will have representatives from the ambulance service, the gardai, nurses, doctors, and
the Beaumont Hospital and Royal Hospital Donnybrook charity teams. There will also be a
food market, music and a raffle with some great prizes as well as video messages from the
likes of Ainsley Harriott and Jean-Christophe Novelli.
This is a cause that is obviously close to my heart following a traumatic, and stressful year
and I am trying to maximise the funds to be donated to the two hospitals that cared for my
son. Tickets for the event are available on Eventbrite at Kitchen of hope for €22.20 with all
proceeds going to the hospitals.
In our hour of need, all we had was hope, and this is why I have organised Kitchen of Hope:
to help the system for others who experience what we went through. There is no such thing
as a free lunch and my wife Carmel and I would like to give something back.
We aim to put on a quality culinary show, and educate and entertain the audience, while
sending the message that life is so precious, and we need to look after each other in these
Thank you for your support, and I hope to see you at Kitchen of Hope.”