WHEN the Champagne Club held a French-themed night and bought berets two weeks ago, they had no idea French-born chef Manu Feildel was headed for Perth.
But last night at The Harbour Terrace Bar & Grill they got to meet the My Kitchen Rules star who was in town to raise money and awareness for Rafiki, a not-for-profit organisation that sends medical teams to Tanzania to perform reconstructive surgeries.
The Champagne Club started five years ago and meets monthly at a different member’s house.
They were among about 180 people at the fundraiser who got a ‘selfie’ with the married father of two.
Feildel said his wife had met Rafiki founders when she lived in Perth and he “fell in love with the cause”.
“We all have kids and it’s a horrible thing to see someone not living life to the fullest and being bullied,” he said.
Feildel also revealed that he owns a Thermomix but only used it as a blender, not to cook.
The chef teamed up with Greg and Katie Poland from the Strzelecki Group to host fundraisers at their venues in Mandurah and Hillarys following the annual Rafiki Ball last Saturday night.