The Dine for Life Evolution

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

An idea is a seed, something to be nurtured and cultivated so that it may grow and blossom. But sometimes, something exciting can happen – something you didn’t expect. Your idea can transform, develop wings of its own and take flight!

Indeed this was exactly what happened to Dine for Life. What started out as a simple concept – to enjoy the company of good friends while dining for a good cause, has developed into one of the most anticipated annual events in the WA food and wine industry.

Dine for Life has created a platform for restaurants to be selected as part of the ‘exclusive ten’, where diners enjoy their meal in the name of charity. Being a part of the ‘exclusive ten’ allows each restaurant’s Chef to be personally profiled, giving them the opportunity to tell their story and to enhance their personal brand and reputation by showcasing their skills and talents to the WA community.  Even food and beverage producers are jumping onboard – eager to sponsor an event that gives back to the community and their industry. The hype that surrounds Dine for Life rewards its sponsors with brand exposure and awareness across the state.

Boho Bar’s Head Chef Dominic Grundy

The event has also been successful in bringing together the community and industry participants, creating opportunities for networking and business development.

BoHo Bar’s head chef Dominic Grundy shares with us his experience,

“The Dine for Life charity dinner gave the opportunity to create dishes that embodied personal enthusiasm and individual flair, whilst showcasing local fresh produce.  By working closely with suppliers in the Margaret River region, it felt as though this was not a dinner presented simply by one person, but as if the whole community came together to produce an enthralling evening.  The relationships built during the preparation for the evening will be cherished for a long time to come.”

It has been such an exciting journey with Dine for Life and I am certain that with your support, Dine for Life will continue to grow and evolve to raise greater awareness to underfunded charities and provide a strong platform that supports local restaurants and the careers of those in the WA food and wine industry. EGAMI is looking forward to sharing our ideas and donating our services to Dine for Life for the next event – stay tuned!

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Dan Masters, Natasha Di Ciano and Neil Perry at Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth

What a night!

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

The people of Perth spent their Wednesday night on December 1st sharing fine wine and food across our fabulous city and all in the name of charity. The Dine for Life Summer Dinner is an initiative that the EGAMI team has worked tirelessly towards and are so proud to have been a part of. Months of planning and preparation brought together  130 people, 13 restaurants, 1 surprise after party and raised $19,500  for the Samaritans Crisis Line. It was truly a night to be remembered by all those involved and has left many eager to attend the next event in April.

Dine for Life is about encouraging people to do something different, while making a difference in the lives of others less fortunate than ourselves. The support Dine for Life has received, since it’s official launch on May this year has been phenomenal and it has really shown that Perth is moving towards becoming a livelier city throughout the week and not just on weekends. It was fantastic to see such a diverse range of people and their styles at the event. Speaking of stylish, VIP’s who attended the after party at the luxe new venue Malt Supper Club include internationally acclaimed fashion designer Aurelio Costarella, singer/songwriter Michael Johns from American Idol, Josh Catalano from Masterchef and the charismatic MC for the evening, Tony McManus from 6PR.

Why EGAMI is involved with Dine for Life

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Enjoying an exquisite meal at one of Perth’s finest restaurants or sipping cocktails with friends at a fabulous bar is usually an event saved for the weekend.  But why? Wouldn’t it be fun to experience Perth’s midweek dining culture?  Or perhaps enjoy a drink somewhere with a great atmosphere on a Tuesday night?  This passion for socialising, as well as a desire to make a difference in the community was the beginning of a new and exciting idea. 

That idea was Dine for Life – which is all about creating an opportunity for the people of Perth to share great food and great company for a great cause.  At EGAMI, we are so proud to be a key part of this exciting and unique initiative in charity fundraising.  We are committed and passionate about making a difference in the community to those who really need it.

From my perspective, as the Director and one of the founder’s of Dine for Life, it’s all about promoting midweek dining and supporting local business while fundraising for an important cause.  Perth has such a wonderful food and wine culture, so why not go to a high end restaurant mid week and enjoy fine dining food for a good cause?

Dine for Life also reminds us to think holistically in business.  Simply focusing on profits and revenue takes too much from life, so having a sense of community is imperative in keeping a business grounded. It is important to take time to reflect on your achievements and how you can empower others – for that is real success.

 

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The Making of Style and Confidence

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

The film crew and our special guest preparing for the launch of Style and Confidence 2010 aboard the luxury Moonlight Express. Preparing for an exciting, unique and stylish personal brand seminar while sailing along Perth’s beautiful waterways.

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EGAMI supports Cancer Council’s Girls Night In

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

EGAMI were proud supporters of ‘Girls Night In’ – a campaign in its fifth year specifically designed to raise funds for women’s cancers, including breast and gynaecological cancers. EGAMI contributed by conducting personalised colour consults for each of the winners from a competition run by 92.9 at the Parmelia Hilton.  Phew – very tough to do a 90 minute consult in 10 minutes, and 12 at that!

The focus of this evening was to inspire ladies to stay in for one night, enjoy a pampering session of facials, massage and other personalised treatments and donate what they otherwise would have spent on a night out to the Cancer Council.  All funds raised by ‘Girls Night In’ went immediately towards research, education, prevention and support programs for women.

“Big thanks once again for participating at the Girls Night In party, your consultations added a special touch and it was well received by all the girls”… Sascha Arnold, Cancer Council WA.

Girls can register, or obtain additional information on the website www.girlsnightin.com.au.