Leadership, passion and amazing teamwork helped break all records earlier this month as top chefs and industry leaders joined forces to raise $2,021,555 at OzHarvest’s biggest ever CEO CookOff.
Two hundred CEOs and corporate teams cooked alongside 50 of Australia’s favourite chefs to feed 1400 special guests from charity agencies across Sydney a five-star feast at Sydney’s largest pop-up restaurant at the Royal Hall of Industries.
The competitive nature of the industry bosses saw charity fundraising taken to a new level as Merchant Group’s managing director Andrew Chapman topped the bill with a whopping $302,500.
Corporate teams also battled for the top spot on the leader board. In the end, PwC pipped BP Australia to the post by raising $106,040.
Ronni Kahn, OzHarvest founder and CEO, was left speechless by the staggering amount of money raised for the cause. “I’m simply blown away by the unbelievable efforts of the CEOs and teams, who threw themselves into this event with fundraising gusto. Thanks to the generosity of their supporters, OzHarvest can now deliver another four million meals to help people in need.”
Donations can still be made to OzHarvest at www.ceocookoff.com.au.