The kitchen and cooking skills of the country’s top business leaders will be put on show at the annual OzHarvest CEO CookOff in Sydney and Brisbane on 7 March. The SR Group Partner, Mark Pryor, will be donning an apron and putting on oven mitts to team up with Australia’s top chefs to raise money for leading food rescue charity, OzHarvest.
In its fifth year, the event brings together CEOs and Managing Directors from some of Australia’s top companies from all industries. Business leaders will be challenged on their fundraising and culinary skills which will benefit some of the country’s most vulnerable community members, while at the same time raising awareness about the issues of food security, homelessness and food waste.
130 business leaders and 40 high profile chefs took part in last year’s CEO CookOff. Since the CEO CookOff began in 2012, it has raised more than $4 million for charity.
CEOs are teamed with acclaimed chefs including Matt Moran, Guillaume Brahimi and Frank Camorra to prepare a three course meal for approximately 1,300 Australian homeless and disadvantaged people.
“I am really looking forward to participating in the CEO CookOff to highlight the crucial issues of hunger, homelessness and food waste in Australia. I will be cooking with 150 CEOs many of who are our clients, partnered with a celebrity chef and serving up delicious meals to over 1,300 vulnerable Australians. Any amount you can donate is appreciated and will go a long way to help the most vulnerable people in our community,” said Mark Pryor.
CEOs through their sponsors generate much needed funds for OzHarvest to continue its mission to turn surplus food into hearty and healthy meals for vulnerable Australians. The organisation currently has 30 vans which deliver nutritious rescued food to more than 800 charities in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle and Perth.
The 2016 CEO CookOff will be held in Sydney and Brisbane on Monday 7 March and OzHarvest CEO and Founder, Ronni Kahn, says she is hopeful that participants will top last year’s sterling fundraising effort.
“This event brings out the best in our business leaders who stand side by side with industry colleagues and competitors and some of the best chefs in the country, united in their efforts to really make a difference to the lives of not just their 1,300 hungry guests on the night of the CEO CookOff, but the thousands of people that OzHarvest helps every year,” Kahn said.
To donate, please go to Mark’s fundraising page