Anthony Barker, Southern Monograms

$6,680 of $5,000 goal
Given by 59 generous donors in 12 weeks

Participating in Bayleys Plate up for a Purpose


Step up to the plate and hit us with your elevator pitch. What do Southern Monograms do?

We provide quality custom clothing to customers across New Zealand. You’re talking everything from branded business wear to t-shirts for school sports teams.

We’ve the largest embroidery plant in the South Island, plus a speedy screen printing facility. Our team know all the ways different garments and fabrics can be customised.

Why have you decided to do Bayleys Plate Up for a Purpose this year?

I have always put time into our community but a friend of mine works at Christchurch City Mission, and suggested I take part in Bayleys Plate Up for a Purpose. I like cooking and once I saw that this is about helping kids get onto school it was a no brainer.

Who’s your chef hero and why?

Anthony Bourdain understood how food and culture are entwined. Sharing food’s an opportunity to connect with people, it breaks down formality and enables people to open up. Bourdain was also a bit of a badass, a straight shooter, and we share a similar musical taste.

What’s your signature dish?

A dish that reminds me of my family is perfectly cooked rib-eye steak with a béarnaise sauce, potato gratin and a green salad. If I’m honest, the salad is decoration, it's all about the meat and spuds. It’s a meal that seems simple but takes correct preparation and there’s more than one way to get the desired result.

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The Big Day   28 May 2022

So it's all on at the Town Hall this evening. Our chef Tony Smith has been amazing and we have a stunning entrée to plate up tonight. Worked hard on prep during the week and back to the kitchen early this afternoon.

Thanks to everyone for your support of this worthy cause. So far we've raised enough through my own page to assist 35 families.

I'm sitting 4th on the leader board and have a podium finish tantalisingly close.

Should be a good night and hoping for a big finish.

Cheers Beaks

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Bayleys Plate up for a Purpose

Taking business leaders out of their boardrooms and into their community to raise crucial funds for the Mission’s Back to School programme.

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Jo & Paul
Jo & Paul 1 hour ago
Go you good thing!
Anthony Barker

Thanks J&P, see you at Nuggets 😊

Anthony Barker
Uli 13 hours ago
Great work Beaks
Anthony Barker

Awesome mate, hope you & Helen are well. Thanks for the support.

Anthony Barker
Stacy&Robbie 16 hours ago
Great work Beaks, all the best!
Anthony Barker

Fantastic thanks so much S&R. Great to have your support for this awesome cause.

Anthony Barker
Kay 21 hours ago
Anthony Barker

Thanks for your support Kay. Feels like we can make a difference for a lot of families now.

Anthony Barker
Jason and Jo
Jason and Jo 23 hours ago
Great work Beaks
Anthony Barker

Absolutely outstanding guys. That makes a massive difference for the City Mission. See you tomorrow night.

Anthony Barker

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