CHEF John Utah cooked up a storm at yesterday?s Christmas dinner put on for the Tweed?s needy and lonely at the Tweed Civic Cen
CHEF John Utah cooked up a storm at yesterday?s Christmas dinner put on for the Tweed?s needy and lonely at the Tweed Civic Cen

Chef serves Christmas spirit



JOHN Utah was the human embodiment of the Christmas spirit on the Tweed yesterday.

The super-chef served up a special Christmas dinner for the Tweed's needy and lonely at the Tweed Civic Centre on the only day he's had off for nearly a year.

Mr Utah is a chef at both the Parkwood Tavern and Bryce's Restaurant on the Gold Coast, but volunteered to come to the Tweed to help put the dinner on.

"I like to get into the Christmas spirit and give some time to these kind of things and do the right thing," Mr Utah said.

Mr Utah dished up a spread of roast turkey and pork, ham, roast pumpkins, potatoes and vegetables plus Christmas cake no one left on an empty stomach.

"This is the second year I've done this, but this is a bit bigger and it's just so rewarding to see everyone enjoying their food and having a good Christmas."

Organiser Karlene Polglase said the dinner was now in it's eighth year and continued to grow, with 400 people flooding in yesterday flanked by more than 80 volunteers.

Ms Polglase said she was happy to be part of something that touches so many lives every year.

- CHRISTIAN STANGER



Jon prepares to lose his locks on his own terms

Jon prepares to lose his locks on his own terms

Bilambil man to cut dreadlocks to raise money for cancer

Sunny weekend set for the Tweed

Sunny weekend set for the Tweed

It's set to be a sunny weekend for the Tweed.

Tweed sporting clubs encouraged to apply for federal funding

Tweed sporting clubs encouraged to apply for federal funding

Clubs encouraged to apply for up to $500,000 worth of funding.

Local Partners