Last week forty of the country's top chefs prepared meals for around 1000 disadvantaged residents of Sydney and raised almost $900,000 for the leading food rescue charity in Australia OzHarvest in the process.
Over 120 of Australia's top business leaders and CEOs teamed up with the chefs at the Carriageworks. Ronnie Kahn, founder of OzHarvest, said, "We are truly overwhelmed by the support of the entire community. It was inspiring to see so many individuals and companies from the food, hospitality and events industry, chefs and business leaders from all sectors including banking, finance, health, technology, construction and mining come together to offer support for people less fortunate. We will continue to rescue more meals and deliver more good quality nutritious food to people in need. We have a big vision to expand our Nutrition Education programme (NEST) and our hospitality training programme for disadvantaged youth (Nourish). Now we can achieve this thanks to this unbelievable support."
On the night the menu included a main course that had been designed by each of the chefs. It was then served to the residents by the CEOs.
OzHarvest is an Australian perishable food rescue organisation that collects quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivers it, free of charge, to 600 charities. This provides much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children across Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle and Perth.
Source : Hospitality Magazine, 3 March 2015