What is the CookOff?
Sharing food with dignity and respect with those in need has been the foundation of the CEO CookOff over the last ten years. After a hiatus due to COVID-19, our flagship fundraising event is back with a new look and new name – The Community CookOff – on May 2nd 2022.
Hosted in Australia’s best restaurants, business leaders, teams and chefs will come together to cook thousands of delicious meals which will be delivered by OzHarvest to feed people in need.
OzHarvest believes in the power of food, to nourish the body and connect communities. What we deliver is so much more than a meal; it’s a gesture of care, a reminder of friendship and a promise of hope for a better future.
Our fundraising goal is $3 million which will allow us to deliver an additional six million meals helping to ‘Nourish our Country.’
Meet the CookOff family
Tonight is an extra special occasion! It’s lots of fun and we get to see celebrities from the tv – up close! The clients had never been before and were really excited about it.” Cecilia from Cook Islands has come with a group of charity clients. She is wearing a traditional head dress, an ei’ katu, worn on special occasions.
The meal was the best thing I’ve ever had! And to see so many people just giving the time of day to people who struggle, who live on the streets...I’m just so grateful.” Sarah had never been to the CEO CookOff and was quite overwhelmed by the whole experience.
I think the biggest value for me personally is sitting down and spending time talking to people who have had challenging circumstances in your life. You don’t realise how small gestures, in times of loneliness and despair, just resonate so much more.
CEO of Australian Orthopaedic Association
Jess is a single mother with kids in foster care. Christ Mission is helping her “pull my life together so I can get to a place where I can get them back". On CEO CookOff: She thinks CEO CookOff is awesome and it’s really good to get everyone together with amazing chefs and food.
Community CookOffTM is an event by OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity.
For any questions about the OzHarvest Community CookOff please contact the team:
Phone: 1800 108 006
Email: [email protected]