Engaging with people is the heartbeat of OzHarvest and there’s no better way to experience some of the ways we nourish our country, than getting involved with our corporate engagement program.
We have a range of team building, sponsorship, corporate volunteering and fundraising activities that will inspire your team and boost your business, and have a huge impact on the lives of vulnerable Australians.
Team Building with Soul and Purpose!
If you’ve been searching for a team building with a difference, then look no further. OzHarvest’s Cooking for a Cause is a hands-on cooking class open to groups of all sizes. Led by our phenomenal OzHarvest chefs, corporate teams get busy in the kitchen transforming rescued surplus food into restaurant quality meals that are then delivered directly to local disadvantaged communities.
Beyond cooking a range of cuisines, our chefs will tell the unique story of how OzHarvest began in 2004, and how it has grown to influence environmental, social and educational decisions in Australia today. ‘Wasting food wastes everything’ including fuel, water and labour hours – so naturally there is a heavy focus on sustainability in everything that OzHarvest does.
We ask all visiting teams to BYO water bottle and coffee cup, and utilise our specified bin system as they cook.
In addition to bonding over scrumptious tastings and learning useful cooking tips from a pro, this half day experience will leave a beautiful memory in the hearts and minds of your team, taking away the fulfilment of making a difference with beautiful nourishing food that will allow those less fortunate to eat with dignity.
Cooking for a Cause
- 3 hours, $175.00pp, fully tax deductable in the same way as making a donation
- Monday – Friday
Cooking for a Cause PLUS (Sydney & Melbourne only)
- 4 hours, as above PLUS a delicious three course seated lunch or dinner to follow.
- $257.50 per person ($175.00pp tax deductible in the same way as making a donation) ($82.50 (including GST per person) sit down meal)
For more detailed information on bringing your team in to Cook for a Cause or other corporate enquiries, please contact your local OzHarvest Corporate Engagement Manager below or call 1800 108 006. Please include:
- your preferred date range (up to 10 months in advance, and 1-3 weeks notice depending on your city)
- expected number of participants in your group
Gabriella Dal Pozzo
(02) 9516 3877
(03) 9999 5070
Brisbane & Gold Coast
(07) 3708 1380
(02) 6247 6173
(08) 6500 6450
(08) 7007 0080
CEO CookOff is OzHarvest’s flagship fundraising event where the country’s top CEOs and Managing Directors swap the boardroom for aprons and chopping boards, teaming up with Australia’s top chefs to raise money and produce a delicious dinner for over a thousand vulnerable people.
This event would not be possible without our amazing corporate partners or the fantastic fundraising efforts of the CEOs and their supporters. In five years it has raised over $5 million allowing us to deliver 10 million meals to those in need and expand our nutrition, education and hospitality training programs.
Organise a Food Drive
Many of the charities that are recipients of our food have expressed a need for food items for hampers. Some of them deliver over 100 food hampers to families in need every month! Offices and workplaces can help us meet this need by running a food drive to collect non-perishable food items and donate them to OzHarvest.
All types of canned and packaged goods are welcome, but no perishable foods please and we can’t take any items that are packaged in glass.
To help us fight food waste, we need teamwork! There are lots of different ways to run a workplace challenge such as bringing in Leftover Lunches, Bake-Overs, Surplus Soup or Zero Waste Wednesdays.
Thinking of running a half-marathon or organizing a food drive at work? We’d love your support. Every $1 raised can provide 2 meals for people in need.