Jacqui Challinor

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.

My Bio

Jacqui initiated her career within the hospitality industry as an apprentice at Mad Cow under Christopher Whitehead. She went on to work with Lauren Murdoch at Felix before moving on to work as head chef with David Tsirekas at Xanthi. 

Jacqui was part of the 2013 opening team at NOMAD and took over leadership of the kitchen in December 2014, following her promotion from sous chef. NOMAD has since gone on to earn One Chef’s Hat in the 2016 SMH Good Food Guide Awards. 

My Achievements

$5,000 raised – Halfway there!

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

Target Increased

Thank you to my Sponsors


Steven Adey


Tanya Pentti

Great Job Jac! Always representing the place of the moon xx


Paula & Genelle Bell

Great stuff Jacqui!


Louise Tran

Go fave chef, Go!!


Anais Freyri



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