Last year Gateway ran a series of events called “Celebrity Chef Showdown”.
A great deal of fun was had with the likes of Terry Pheto, Leeanda Reddy, Stefan Terblanche and more cooking in our restaurants, but after a 6 week campaign were happy to announce Deena Naidoo as the ultimate winner.
As part of the campaign 10% of the income from each night was donated towards the winning celebrity’s charity of choice. As the overall winner, Deena Naidoo nominated the VN Naik School For the Deaf, a special needs school, as his charity. A total of R25 308 was raised from participating restaurants including R9000 in Checkers vouchers. Mr T.M. Govender, principal of the school, was delighted to have his school nominated to be the recipients of the funds. The money will go towards an upgrade of their Hospitality Department where students receive training in the catering and hospitality department.
Deena visited the school recently to officially handover the funds raised, and attend their Matric prize giving assembly. Pictured below
Dean Pillay (Income Development Officer), Nicole Peters (Gateway’s Marketing Liaison), Deena Naidoo (Celebrity Chef winner), K.R Sitaram (School’s Treasurer) T.M. Govender (School’s Principal)
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