Massimo Mele

What is CEO CookOffTM all about?


In this time of crisis and into the future, OzHarvest will be doing all that they can to reach those who are affected by fires, drought, and floods, in addition to continuing to support the 1,300 charities that rely on them every day.

The OzHarvest CEO Cookoff™ fundraising will focus on the food crisis relief in four categories:

•        Keeping the wheels turning on our fleet of 57 food rescue vans that deliver food to over 1,300 charities around Australia

•        Resourcing a bespoke Mobile Market that will take free food directly to communities impacted by the ongoing fires and drought

•        Providing additional resources and support to our local OzHarvest operations in both metro and regional locations to meet the increase in food need

•        Delivering delicious and nutritious joyful community food events to areas that have been affected by droughts and fires, calling upon the support of Australia’s hospitality community
The 2020 CEO CookOff will be a festival of hope and joy, embodying the community spirit of Australia.

I'd love your support in helping me reach my fundraising goal! Every $1 donated to OzHarvest means they can deliver 2 meals to those in need.

Ceo Cook Off

Super excited to be part of the gang for 2020

My Bio

Massimo Mele, born in Hobart and raised in Naples, incorporates Italian heritage and his access to great Tasmanian produce, to serve the delicious hearty food, both in the home and professionally.  After running kitchens in Sydney over the last ten years Massimo has headed back home to Tasmania. Currently, Massimo aligns himself with Audi Centre Hobart, Electrolux Australia and works closely with Grain of the Silos, in Northern Tasmania.

Massimo collaborates both locally and interstate to deliver quality food, with no fuss. His food can also be sampled at Hobart’s iconic annual event, Dark Mofo Winter Feast, this year’s Noosa Food and Wine as-well as Taste of Port Douglas later in the year.

My Achievements

$5,000 raised – Halfway there!

$10,000 raised – Bring on the Black Apron!

Target Increased

Thank you to my Sponsors



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