As many readers will be aware, two big names in the Australian baking industry have battled cancer in the past few years. To boost awareness and to raise funds to help find a cure, Uncle Boss Bakery owner Brett Noy and Epicure executive pastry chef Deniz Karaca are doing their bit for the Cancer Council.
Raise Some Dough
This September, Brett Noy and the Uncle Bobs Bakery team are taking part in the Mystery Box Rally, a five-day event departing Adelaide to an unknown location in cars of questionably quality.
Brett was diagnosed with prostrate cancer in 2013, and said a vigilant doctor and early diagnosis saved his life.
“Being able to do this event with my best mate Kev, spend time around others that have been affected in so many different ways by cancer, and come together with a common goal to try and find a cure is a truly amazing opportunity,” Brett said.
“Team ‘Special K and Toast’ need your support, so please consider sponsoring our team, or donating – anything you can give, every dollar will help this great cause.”
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Indulging for a Cause
Epicure executive pastry chef and owner of Cuvée Chocolate for Wine Deniz Karaca hosted Melbourne’s Biggest Morning Tea in June, fundraising more than $10,000 for the Cancer Council.
Some of Australia’s top chefs and pastry chefs donated to the event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where 180 guests were treated to an array of sweet and savoury foods along with live music.
Deniz, who was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 2015, gave a passionate speech thanking sponsors for their generosity and spoke about the work of the Cancer Council, which supported him throughout his illness.
“Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Melbourne’s Biggest Morning Tea! It was great to see such unconditional support for such a great cause; I feel very blessed to have you all in my life,” Deniz said.