Three players from the Wests Tigers have donned their aprons to cook up a feast for the six homeless people that live in the Bondi/Rose Bay area.
Near unknowns Blake Ayshford, Jacob Miller and Tom Humble teamed up with MasterChef winner Julie Goodwin in the kitchen for charity partners the Exodus Foundation last week in Bondi.
Given the mature palettes of the Eastern Suburbs homeless, the quartet designed a sumptuous and inventive brunch menu that included poached eggs with truffle oil on olive sourdough, served with char-grilled haloumi, crispy pancetta, semi-dried tomatoes, spinach & chorizo.
The players also catered for two homeless vegans, who fussily requested bircher muesli with pistachios, ruby grapefruit and banana almond cream.
Goodwin told The Public Apology that while the players were more than handy in the kitchen, they “shouldn’t give up their day jobs!” It is believed to be the first time anyone has ever jokingly used that phrase when describing a footballer’s actions off the field.
By Dave Edwards