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Raph's Flip-A-Thon

The founder of Beatbox Kitchen is hosting a 24-hour non-stop burger cook-up — with all money raised going to charity.
By Libby Curran
August 08, 2019
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By Libby Curran
August 08, 2019
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If anyone knows how to flip a burger, it's Raph Rashid, founder of Melbourne burger empire Beatbox Kitchen. The chef launched the business's first food truck back in 2009, so it's safe to say he's had a fair bit of practice.

But he'll really be putting those skills to the test on Saturday, August 17, when he'll hosts his 24-hour charity flip-a-thon. Setting up shop at Beatbox's Sydney Road store from 11am, Rashid will be madly dishing up burgers for a whole day straight — all the way through till 11am on Sunday, August 18 — to raise much-needed funds for Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS), a non-profit that helps vulnerable and high-risk young Victorians.

To share the workload (and help stave off any RSIs), he'll be joined on the grill by some big-name mates. Catch Jimmy Hurlston of Jimmy's Burgers, Melbourne Food and Wine Creative Director Pat Nourse, sommelier and author Matt Skinner, skateboarder Casey Foley and renowned illustrator (and Rashid's wife) Beci Orpin.

Beats courtesy of local legends such as DJ Chris Gill and Mzrizk will set the mood while you're tucking into a menu of freshly flipped Raph burgers ($13), cheeseburgers ($13), 'shroom burgers $12) and vege supremes ($14). All profits from the burgers flipped will go straight to YSAS.

Can't make it? Show your support by sending some monetary love via the day's donations hotline.

The Flip-A-Thon runs from 11am–11am.

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