Neil Perry, Rob Broadfield and Guillaume Brahimi. Picture: Kim Kirkman

Head chefs from three of the best restaurants in Australia and celebrity chefs Neil Perry and Guillaume Brahimi were the star turns at the first Rob Broadfield Dinner for Telethon in Broome at the weekend. 

Head chefs from three of the best restaurants in Australia and celebrity chefs Neil Perry and Guillaume Brahimi were the star turns at the first Rob Broadfield Dinner for Telethon in Broome at the weekend. 

The event, which raised $125,000 for the children's charity, was a $1750-a-ticket sellout at Broome's Cable Beach Club. 

Guests dined on barramundi, pearl meat, lobster, beef and prawns over five courses based on the dishes of Perry's Spice Temple restaurants.

The highlight of the evening? Two bidders paid $40,000 and $45,000 respectively to have Perry, Brahimi and Broadfield, The West Australian's food editor, cook dinner in their home for 12 of their friends.

Brahimi, who opened his Perth restaurant Bistro Guillaume just three weeks ago, had the guests spellbound recalling his experiences working for children's charities in Sydney. 

A father of four young daughters, Brahimi says "it's all about the kids". 

"What a fantastic evening," Brahimi said. "It's an extraordinary amount of money to raise in just one evening." 

The weekend finished yesterday with a Brahimi-Broadfield master class around the swimming pool at the Broome resort. 

Guests learnt to cure salmon, make profiteroles and prepare seared tuna with ratatouille. 

The head chefs from Guillaume at Bennelong at the Sydney Opera House, Spice Temple in Melbourne and Rockpool Bar and Grill Perth were also part of the cooking team. 

The West Australian October 8, 2012, 8:05 am