GUESTS: Pearl Indian Cuisine owner Hafeezullah Haidari (right) with guests Murray and Julie Burdett at the volunteers’ presentations night.
RECOGNITION: Fatima (left), Zahra, Sayed Kazimi, Hafeezullah Haidari, Kara Renshaw, Alannah Johnson and Lianni De Been at the presentation night.
Volunteers’presentation night at Pearl Indian CuisineOn December 6Hafeezullah Haidari, proprietor and chef at Pearl Indian Cuisine, hosted a dinner for 30 invited guests to present awards to his restaurant volunteers.
Kara Renshaw and Alannah Johnson from the Naracoorte Independent Learning Centre andAfghan students Zarah and Fatima from the Naracoorte High School were congratulated on their dedication to table waiting and other duties at Pearl.
Volunteering has been part of their studies during 2016.
Sayed Hameedullah Kazimi received his award for volunteering in the kitchen at Pearl the last fourmonths.
Like Hafeezullah, Sayed has a temporary protection visa with permission to work.
Lianni De Been from the Naracoorte South Primary School also received a certificate of appreciation for her thank you letter that she wrote after she attended the restaurant with her class for lunch recently.
Other guests were from the students’ schools and the community.
Murray Burdett was MC for the evening with Julie Burdett and Abdul Akbari assisting Hafeezullah with preparations and presenting the certificates.
Since Pearl Indian Cuisine opened 18 months ago, the restaurant has been very popular with both dine-in and take-away customers.
Limestone Coast wines are featured on the menu.
During the evening, Hafeezullah showed two videos on the health benefits of a couple of ingredients used in Indian food.
He said that he wanted to promote Pearl as a ‘best practice’restaurant and to encourage young people to consider hospitality as a career.
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