Cala chefs cook up funds for Nepal earthquake relief

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The recent disaster in Nepal has affected families and friends of the eight Nepalese chefs and other staff working in Stornoway’s Caladh Inn, Royal and Cabarfeidh Hotels, as well as others in the sizeable local Nepalese community.

Some have lost family members, while other relatives have become homeless following the earthquakes.

Immediately after the first ‘quake, collection buckets were placed in the hotel restaurants and guests donated just over £800 in the first two weeks – for which thanks are due to local residents and visitors.

With support from Cala Hotels and their suppliers, the chefs will provide a sumptuous Nepalese themed buffet at the Cabarfeidh Hotel on the evening of Saturday 6th June, from 7.00 until 9.30pm, plus a ceilidh afterwards.

All of the money paid for the buffet, priced at £20 per person for three courses, will be donated directly to the DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

Diners will be able to stay on for the ceilidh and live music, from 9.30 until 11.30pm, included in their ticket price.

The buffet is sure to sell out, so £5 ‘donation’ tickets for the ceilidh will provide a chance for additional guests to join in and support the appeal.

To find out more details about the night see this week’s Stornoway Gazette out on Thursday, May 21st.

Pictured is Jayanti, who works in Eleven Bar Restaurant with a collection bucket and one of the information boards she produced to tell guests more about the disaster in Nepal.