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Fourth annual CEO OzHarvest Cookoff for Sydney's vulnerable

OzHarvest, food rescue organisation extraordinnaires, are teaming up again in 2015 with 40 of Australia's top chefs as well as over 100 business leaders to cook for 1000 vulnerable Sydneysiders.

In its fourth year, the annual event aims to increase awareness of homelessness, food insecurity and highlight the level of food wastage in Australia. To date the event has raised over $3m for OzHarvest along with other Australian charities.

Some of the country's best chefs are among the line-up for this years event, including Matt Moran, Peter Gilmore, Maggie Beer and Shannon Bennett. They will be offering guidance to the participating leaders of business while they prepare and cook a three-course meal for the disadvantaged and homeless of Sydney.

Any CEOs or senior business executives who are interested are encouraged to register for the event. Founder and CEO of OzHarvest Ronni Kahn encourages the business community as a whole to support the fundraising efforts.

Kahn says, "We know that poverty and food insecurity exists in this country and that two million Australians rely on food relief each year. At the same time $8 to $10 billion worth of food gets wasted. As one of the wealthiest nations in the world, we must address these issues and do our bit to eliminate hunger and food waste. At this special event we are proud to see business leaders from all industries come together to support those in need and truly make an impact."

This year's event will take place at Sydney's Carriageworks on Monday 2 March, 2015. To get involved or donate, visit www.ceocookoff.com.au.

A truly inspirational event ....

 

Source  :  OzHarvest Website, 5 February 2015