GeersSullivan cooks up a feast for families at Ronald McDonald House
Posted on 12th September 2014 by Christabelle Harris
Every year the staff here at GeersSullivan put together teams to cook up a feast for families staying at Ronald McDonald House. It has been a tradition with the firm since 2005 and this year was no exception with 3 teams giving up their time to plan a 3 course menu, buy the freshest produce on the day and prepare wonderful home cooked meals for about 30 people.
Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for the families of seriously sick children who are undergoing treatment at Princess Margaret Hospital. Not having to worry about what is for dinner may seem like a small thing, but it gives the families a chance to concentrate on what is most important – helping their ill children. Families are often uprooted from their normal lives with little warning and can spend weeks or even months many thousands of kilometres from home.
After a few busy hours of peeling, slicing, dicing, frying and baking the first team for his year served up a sensational 3 course meal with options for everyone to enjoy. Emily’s pumpkin soup was delicious and the macaroni cheese lovingly prepared by Piera-Lee was a big hit with not only the kids but the adults as well! We roasted up crumbed mini drumsticks, two legs of lamb and two melt in your mouth scotch fillets served with crispy roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, corn on the cob, a couple of side vegies and gravy to top it all off!
The kids were very happy with ice cream for their sweets especially when they had lots of yummy choices for their toppings. Ryan impressed with putting together two scrumptious homemade crumbles for the adults who could still fit sweets in!! Apple & rhubarb and apple & berry crumble topped off with lump free custard – very nice! None of these dishes would have come together with out the help of Jessica and Annie – it was a real team effort and what a wonderful feast it was!
GeersSullivan is proud to have been a major supporter of the Ronald McDonald House and to give a little bit back to those in need is a big part of what defines us as an organisation.