Time for the 1% to get their hands dirty! The fifth annual OzHarvest CEO CookOff is back again on 7th March, and it means 50 of the country’s top chefs, alongside 150 business leaders, will feed 1,300 homeless and disadvantaged people from Sydney and, for the first time ever, Brisbane. The events will take place at The Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve (a new location) in Sydney and at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane. Performances by Gurrumul Yunupingu and the Bangarra Dance Company will take place.
The CEO Cookoff is The OzHarvest’s flagship annual event, which looks to educate people about food insecurity, homelessness and food wastage in Australia. The CEO Cookoff has raised more $4 million dollars.
CEOs and senior business leaders who register will be cooking alongside renowned chefs like Matt Moran, Neil Perry, Peter Gilmore, Guillaume Brahimi and Dan Hong in Sydney, and QAGOMA’s Josue Lopez, TV personality Ben O’Donoghue and Dominique Rizzo in Brisbane.
The business leaders attending will include Aussie’s James Symond, Woolworths’ Marketing Director Andrew Hicks, Barangaroo Delivery Authority CEO Craig van der Laan, TFE Hotels CEO Rachel Argaman and HOSTPLUS CEO David Elia, with companies including Goodman+ Property, Macquarie Bank, PwC, Caltex, Australia Post’s Star Track, George Weston Foods and more.
CEO and Founder of OzHarvest, Ronni Kahn, says, “By taking part in the CEO CookOff, these corporate leaders and companies show that they care for the communities in which they operate. They also show a commitment to making a real difference and impact to the lives of people who are less fortunate.”
Support the cause – head to www.ceocookoff.com.au and sponsor a CEO or chef. You can also donate to a CEO or chef of your choice. Every $1 donated means that OzHarvest can deliver the equivalent of two meals and has a Social Return on Investment value of $5.68.