We all appreciate a friendly collaboration, but the capital is yet to be graced with one quite like this.

The talents of some of Canberra’s most renowned venues are coming together for a foodie sensation to break down the stigma surrounding mental health in the bustling industry and the wider community.

Since 2014, the annual Food for Thought charity dinners have served as a haven for encouraging conversation around mental health issues at the dinner table. In an effort to raise awareness, break the silence and normalise these conversations, the hospitality professionals of the industry will combine talents to cook up a storm while we get talking.

On Monday 26 August, Food for Thought will land in the Capital for the first time at Sage Dining Rooms. Some of the best chefs of Canberra’s vast dining scene will be there including:

Thomas Heinrich – Sage Dining Rooms
Dave Young – Temporada
Mal Hanslow – Pilot
Sunga Son – Terra
Johnon MacDonald – Akiba, Sage and Kokomos
Malcolm Meiers – Food for Thought

Each bringing their unique flavour to the table, the 5-course degustation will raise much needed funds for RUOK? and Lifeline Australia.

“These dinners were sparked by my own experience, having personally faced this. My hope is to help broaden the awareness of the support that’s available – to not only my peers, but to the wider community, for all those who suffer in silence.” Says Mal Meiers

Tickets are $130 per person + booking fee and include a decadent 5 course degustation with matched wines.

Buy tickets here

When: Monday August 26 from 6pm

Where: Sage Dining Rooms

What: 5 Course Degustation with matched wines