Menu for Hope III


Every year, Food Bloggers from all over the world get together for a fundraising campaign. We call it ‘Menu for Hope’. Last year, we raised $17,000 to help UNICEF.

This year, Menu for Hope III raises funds to support the UN World Food Programme, which provides hunger relief for needy people worldwide. To us Food Bloggers, food is a joy. On our blogs, we celebrate food as a delight or even an indulgence. Unfortunately, for many others who share our world do not share that privilege. For them, food is a matter of survival. This "Menu for Hope" is our small way to help.

On our Menu this year is a great list of amazing food related prizes. We hope that they will entice you to give whatever you can, and with some luck you can win unique and wonderful food gifts offered up by food bloggers from around the world.

The rule is pretty easy. For every US$10 you donate, you may claim one raffle ticket toward a prize of your choice. The more you give, the better your chance to win. The campaign is scheduled to run from now until Friday 22nd, 6PM PST. So get a move on!

We have plenty of great prizes, including a chance at a meal of your life at the renown Tetsuya’s in Sydney, the 2-Michelin Starred Manresa in California, Iggy’s in Singapore, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in London, and more. We offer unique experiences, such as a chance to have coffee with Thomas Keller, or even a cup of tea with Harold McGee. There are also lots and lots of cookbooks, including signed and hard to find items. Also on offer are plenty of goodies from all corners of the world, scrumptious tours, and many other delicious experiences.

Ok, enough intro already, let’s get to the fun stuff, shall we?

The Prizes are listed by category. Feel free to click on any category to jump directly there. Roll your mouse over the thumbnail photos to see prize code and description. Click on a photo for more details.

Have a meal of your life..
Delicious experiences..

Feasts for the eyes: books and more..
Tasty treats..
Cooks’ tools..
Drink yourself silly..

Or you can jump to the donation instructions.


Have a meal of your life..

Uw01Ue04Uw36Ue13Eu28AP01: dinner for 4 with wines at Iggy's in SingaporeAP02: 10 course dégustation menu for 2 at Tetsuya's in SydneyAP03: Dinner for 2 at Felix at the Peninsula Hong KongAp08: AUS$200 voucher for Baguette in BrisbaneAP09: dégustation menu for 2 with wines at Bécasse in SydneyAP10: AUS$200 dining voucher from Ocean Room in Sydney AP23, AP24: (2 prizes) AUS$50 voucher to chilli Padi in MelbourneAP29: RM500 dining voucher at El Cerdo in Kuala LumpurAP18: Dégustation menu for 2 with wine at Interlude in MelbourneAP19: Dinner in Feb07 with Karen Coates, author of 'Cambodia Now'Ue20Eu33Ap45Ap46CentricoUw50UW43

Delicious experiences

Uw02Uw03AlineaEu08Eu06Wb01Ue11Uw08Uw10Uw09Uw16Uw17Eu26Eu10Eu11Eu13Eu19Eu27Eu21Eu14AP06: Weekend stay plus dining voucher from the Majestic Hotel in SingaporeAp39Ca04AP35: Sydney only, a course on writing about food at UTSUe06Ue07Uw25Eu16Ue19Eu32Ap44Uw35Eu35Ue34Uc13Uw44

Feasts for the eyes: Books and more


Tasty Treats:

Ue14Ue05Ue08Uw48UW05: (US only) Australian food basketRinconadaUw06Uw27Uw31Uw32Uw07Uw11Uw13Uw14Uw20Uw22Uw29Uw30Uw38Ap07Ap16Ap17Ap22Ap31Ap40Eu07Eu15Eu17Eu20Eu25Eu30Ca13Ca01Ca

Cooks’ Tools


Drink yourself silly


Here’s what you have to do to donate:

(We are still in the process of adding prizes. Check back frequently for updates!)

1. Choose a prize or prizes of your choice from our Menu for Hope.

2. Go to the donation site at and make a donation.

3. Each $10 you donate will give you one raffle ticket toward a prize of your choice. Please specify which prize you’d like in the ‘Personal Message’ section in the donation form when confirming your donation. You must write-in how many tickets per prize, and please use the prize code—for example, a donation of $50 can be 2 tickets for EU01 and 3 for EU02. (Please use the double-digits, not EU1, but EU01.)

4. If your company matches your charity donation, please check the box and fill in the information so we could claim the corporate match.

5. Please allow us to see your email address so that we could contact you in case you win. Your email address will not be shared with anyone.

Check back on Chez Pim on January 15 for the results of the raffle.


You can also view prizes from your specific region by going to our regional Menu for Hope blog hosts on this list:

US West Coast: Becks and Posh
US East Coast: The Amateur Gourmet
US (the rest): Kalyn’s Kitchen
Canada: Cardamom Addict
Europe and UK:
Asia Pacific/Australia/New Zealand: Grab Your Fork

And last but not least, our special wine blog host: Vinography


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28 Responses to “Menu for Hope III

  • beastmomma said:
    December 10th, 2006 at 6:38pm

    How exciting!!

  • babe_kl said:
    December 11th, 2006 at 2:38am

    pim, thanks for organising this again. just loved those prizes up for grabs.
    anyway, fyi you’ve missed out AP26, the six mini cookbooks.

  • Kalyn said:
    December 11th, 2006 at 5:48am

    Bravo Pim,
    I was curious just how you were using the thumbnails. I hope you’re getting at least a little sleep.

  • Melissa said:
    December 11th, 2006 at 7:25am

    I can’t believe what a fabulous selection of prizes are on offer this year. Simply incredible!
    And thank you so much Pim, once again, for organizing this and motivating contributions and putting so much work into making this a success!!

  • barbara said:
    December 11th, 2006 at 11:14am

    You have created a brilliant presentation Pim. Thanks from me for the organisation you have put into Menu For Hope III.

  • L said:
    December 11th, 2006 at 2:16pm

    Wow! What amazing stuff. Thanks so much for all the work (you and all your regional assistance!)… it’s such a fantastic effort.
    One little nitpick, that I almost hate to mention because I know how much you’ve already done… but my coffee package is more than just the home-roast. It also includes a set of gorgeous Rosanna espresso cups and a photo print of the winner’s choosing. I know that’s a ton to put into a little rollover tooltip, but if you could put Coffee Lover’s Package, that might be clearer.
    Cheers! Off to an incredible start!

  • chika said:
    December 11th, 2006 at 3:00pm

    Hi Pim,
    Just so you know I did a little write-up on my Japanese blog, outlining the campaign with links to your and the regional hosts’ posts:
    I have already talked to Helen of Grab Your Fork about this, and in the post it’s clearly stated that I am not representing the campagin organizer but it is for the purpose of providing information only. I don’t know who can (or would) validate the accuracy of the descriptions in Japanese or exactly how many it will eventually send to the donation page at all, but heck I tried my best… I hope it was okay. Thanks for organizing all this, and here’s to even a bigger sucess for this time around.

  • jack said:
    December 11th, 2006 at 6:08pm

    Thanks for all your hard work Pim! It’s amazing how much good can be done through our blogging contacts!

  • Cin said:
    December 11th, 2006 at 10:50pm

    Thanks for the round-up Pim. What a huge job that would’ve been & I hope you managed some shut-eye.

  • Serge Lescouarnec said:
    December 12th, 2006 at 7:30am

    I am glad I could participate this year.
    My post yesterday on ‘Serge the Concierge’ got picked up in San Antonio, Texas through my BlogBurst syndication.
    I also send the info to the food critic of New Jersey Monthly and other local people.
    Take care

  • Deb said:
    December 12th, 2006 at 7:48am

    Hey Pim,
    Great work! Is it too late to put up a prize for this?

  • anita said:
    December 12th, 2006 at 7:50am

    Hi Pim,
    Any chance that you can link to our donation, UW-34?
    We’re linking to this page, and our readers are asking me why our prize isn’t shown.
    (No need to publish this comment, if you don’t want to.)

  • Paul Mabray said:
    December 12th, 2006 at 4:12pm

    We’d be willing to put up wine prizes.
    Inertia – Powering the Wine Revolution
    —Paul Mabray – CEO

  • Joshua Zader said:
    December 12th, 2006 at 6:32pm

    WineQ ( would be interested in contributing prizes.
    Is it too late to participate?

  • NS said:
    December 15th, 2006 at 10:11pm

    I sent you an email about this a few days ago, but I figured that I would post it here as well. I am offering a $350 gift certificate to The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco. The prize code is UW36, and the details can be found at: Thanks!

  • Greg Clow said:
    December 17th, 2006 at 6:31am

    Great campaign! I gave it a plug on my blog the other day:
    I’d also like to get the beer blogging community organised and involved next year. When you’re ready to start thinking about the ’07 campaign, let me know.

  • Mel said:
    December 19th, 2006 at 6:43pm

    Wow what a great way to help others. I’m glad I stumbled on this before the deadline pops up in 3 days! $32,700 right now…that’s amazing. I am touched by the generosity of all the floggers and food lovers out there. Thanks for making such an amazing “event” possible.

  • Teri Weaver said:
    December 19th, 2006 at 11:44pm

    Congrats on Menu for Hope III. I just put in a donation but forgot to list my prizes. I live in Tokyo, so anything Japanese or Asian would be appreciated. Happy Holidays,

  • Rich said:
    December 22nd, 2006 at 7:40pm

    This is a wonderful thing to do. Just think, George Bush wants more BILLIONS for WAR and all that money could be doing some REAL GOOD like this.

  • Thai Radio said:
    January 13th, 2007 at 4:41am

    Great work Pim ;-))

  • Hillary said:
    June 2nd, 2007 at 1:00am

    Wow!!! Good job. Could I take some of yours triks to build my own site?

  • Britney said:
    June 2nd, 2007 at 11:45am

    Hi! Definitely nice and neat site you got there.

  • Mcgill said:
    June 30th, 2007 at 1:38am

    17,000$ is a great sum! I hope the money was used for a cause. Good luck with future fund raising.

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    October 26th, 2008 at 8:42pm

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  • Anja said:
    May 25th, 2010 at 12:04am

    This could be about the best donation I have ever made. Truly great prizes. Well done….mmmmm Tesuya’s!

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  • Berlin Eventer said:
    April 10th, 2013 at 10:28pm

    Very nice collection. I think It’s good input and It me also gave new ideas for upcoming events. Thanks a lot

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