Dino Mezzatesta

Chief Operating Officer at The Star Sydney
Participating in their 1st CEO CookOff


I'm helping OzHarvest raise $3,000,000 to feed those in need in the OzHarvest CEO CookOff

I'm participating in OzHarvest's 2019 CEO CookOff, where top CEOs, chefs and companies work together to make a difference to Australia’s most vulnerable and reduce food waste.

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

Watch the video to see what this means to the people OzHarvest helps.

Stay tuned for the journey!

What a great evening!

Job done thank you to everyone who helped me raise money for @ozharvest CEO Cook OFF. A special thanks to @chef_danykaram and chef Paul Carmichael. What a great cause!

Dino Turns Up The Heat

On 25 March, Dino Mezzatesta, Chief Operating Officer at The Star Sydney will join 300 business leaders from around Australia in the OzHarvest CEO CookOff.

With over 4 million people in Australia experiencing food insecurity each year, this event helps bring much needed visibility and awareness to a serious issue which often goes unseen.

Dino will accompany two of The Star’s Executive Chefs, Dany Karam from BLACK Bar & Grill and Paul Carmichael from Momofuku Seiobo, and cook alongside some of Australia’s most talented chefs to create and serve a gourmet dinner for 1,400 special guests from Sydney’s most vulnerable communities.

Every dollar raised ensures that two meals are delivered to the neediest in our communities. As a team, we can support Dino, Paul and Dany in ensuring they’re able to help OzHarvest reach their goal of providing 6 million meals across Australia.

The Star has been a proud, and long-time supporter of OzHarvest. Last year, we donated 11,000 kgs of food - equivalent to more than 32,000 meals. We have also partnered up with ForPurposeCo. to set up a ‘Juice For Good’ vending machine in our Heart of House that uses rescued oranges and provides a delicious, healthy alternative drink option to our team members, while all profits go directly to OzHarvest.

Dino Mezzatesta: https://www.ceocookoff.com.au/fundraiser/dinomezzatesta

Paul Carmichael: https://www.ceocookoff.com.au/fundraisers/paulcarmichael/ceo-cookoff-2019-chefs

Dany Karam: https://www.ceocookoff.com.au/fundraisers/danykaram/ceo-cookoff-2019-chefs

My Bio

My Achievements

$5,000 raised – Halfway there!

$10,000 raised – Target reached!

Target Increased

$50,000 raised!!!

Thank you to my Sponsors


$10k Pledge


Lci Partners



Scott M Flynn

Dino, not only are you a rockstar, but Master chef as well. A magnificent effort my friend. Best wishes, Scott Flynn, Brisbane Airport Hotels Group


Dino Mezzatesta


Ikon Services Australia Pty Ltd

Great cause and initiative. Best of luck, George Tahan & IKON Management Team


Steve Grant


Vittoria Food And Beverage


Alpha One Advisory Pty Ltd

Go hard!


Morco Fresh


The Century

$15k Goal reached! A worthy cause with a great team!


In2food T/a T & F All States

Congrats Dino its a great cause, all the best to you and your beloved Sharkies in 2019.


Karisma Joinery

Dino, all the best. Put those Italian cooking skills to good use.



Cook up a storm Dino!


Dedes Waterfront Group

Thank goodness for the back up Dino. Well done. Team Dedes.


Century Customs Services

Man of many talents!



Best of luck!!


Nicola Cerrone

Well Done Dino! Regards, Nicola Cerrone


Sony Music Entertainment Australia

Hi Dino, All the very best for taking part in the "OzHarvest CEO Cook-Off". Best regards, Denis Handlin and the Sony Music team.


Steven Mace


M & J Chickens Pty Ltd


Richard Munro Accommodation Association

The AAoA is proud to support our long serving Director Dino Mezzatesta on this worthy cause


Affinity Diamonds

Congratulations on supporting this great cause. Best of luck.



Cook them some of your mum's pasta Dino!


Sal Navarra

Dino I heard the food was amazing this year because of your skilled cooking. It is great what you're doing for this cause.


Eddy Chahine

Best Wishes to you and your Family


Paul Signorelli Doltone House

Congratulations on a great cause All the very best Paul Signorelli and the Doltone House team


Gavin Massie

Owning it and delivering a fantastic thrill for the community


Dino Mezzatesta


David Husoy

You need any cooking lessons before the big night? Good work mate.


Jian Yao

Thank you for the opportunity to support this event


Anthony Romeo


Allen Sammut

Good Luck mate!!!!!


Coffee Serve Pty Ltd

Great Work.


John Cuciti

Best of luck Dino!


Lindsay Leeser

A great cause Dino.


Chrsitine Rumble

Great work Dino. I hope you achieve your fund raising goal for this great event.


Jen Cossell

Amazing cause!! You're almost at your $10k goal awesome!! Let's push for $20k #ozharvest #bestboss


Ingreed Rojas

Bravo Dino!!! Well done and good luck. Great cause x


Jason Alcock

Great work Dino! #makeitnice


Alex Penklis


Hugh Fraser


The Darling

Congratulations Dino! Best of luck!! Warm regards, The Darling Team


John Tripodi


Mark De Fraga

Great cause. Good luck on achieving the goal!


Nick Turner


Rochelle D'ettorre


Eliza Mezzatesta


Craig Malcolm


Clive Scott

Dino.....Good Luck with the cooking!!!!


Beata Kade

Bet you can show your executive chefs how its done ;) Enjoy


Robert Shehadie

all the best!


Dan Macpherson

Good on you mate!


Alison Smith

Go Dino, Paul and Dany!


Peter Palisi


Lance Yuen

I hope you're making spaghetti! :) Great cause.


Christian Roche

Great cause Dino, hope it all goes well.




Felicity Krzanic




Carol Giuseppi



GO! Go! GO!


Andy North

Good luck on achieving the goal for such a great cause! You are in safe hands with the Chefs from The Star.


Leanne Ryan

Good luck Dino! What a great cause


Dugal Mackie


Daniel Flamminio

Congrats Dino-I'm sure the 2 Chefs will look after you, enjoy the experience.


Mirjana Dragutinovic

Great work, Dino. Thank you for participating in this initiative.


Peter Foley

Hey Dino, nice work in getting behind this initiative and hope you cook up a storm!


Farid Basic


Tamara Helm

If you are making cake, bring some back to the office!


Chiara Lisciotto

Cook the motherland proud Dino, it’s in your genes!


Rachel Gallagher

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