After COVID-19 restrictions forced OzHarvest to pause its popular Cooking for a Cause program, teams can now join chefs back in the kitchen to help transform rescued ingredients into delicious meals for people in need. Corporate teams are now able to book sessions for this unique team building program at OzHarvest kitchens across the country.
OzHarvest Executive Chef, Travis Harvey said the chef team were excited and energised to welcome corporate groups back after a year of producing cooked meals in-house. “The pandemic meant we were unable to have corporate groups on-site, so the chef team and many hospitality partners immediately rallied to start producing thousands of cooked meals a week to help meet the demand for food relief. A year later, with over 760,000 meals produced and delivered to vulnerable communities, we are finally able to have teams back in the kitchen to cook for a cause!”
OzHarvest Founder and CEO, Ronni Kahn AO said in addition to being a wonderful team building experience, the program helps provide valuable food relief which is still in high demand. “Cooking for a Cause goes way beyond a normal cooking class. Led by the masters of zero-waste cooking, you’ll learn how to chop an onion properly and cook root to stem, as you create a range of delicious and nutritious meals. Teams also help pack the food ready to deliver to local charities and your impact can be seen immediately through the number of meals created, which is often well over 100 portions! There’s no better way to help us Nourish our Country.”
Cooking for a Cause can be tailored to suit any group size and, in some locations, can be extended to include a sit down 3-course meal (ask us about Cooking for a Cause PLUS). The cost is $175 per person (tax deductible) and is open for bookings in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Gold Coast. The good news is there’s no washing up and you get to taste your culinary delights!