James Zhang

Ways of Working Coach at CBA
Participating in their 1st CEO CookOff

What is CEO CookOffTM all about?

I'm helping Team CBA raise $3million to feed those in need in the OzHarvest CEO CookOff

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.

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.

3 weeks to go, 3 personal challenges set!

With just 3 weeks to go, I've given myself 3 personal challenges to give it everything I've got to help make a difference and raise $10,000 towards the Food Crisis Relief following the recent devastating events of the bushfires.


Show your support by joining me on any of the challenges below:


Challenge 1 - I love coffee!

So I'm going stop buying coffee for the next 20 days, that's approx $100 for a $5 cup. Instead, I'm going to donate that $100 to the cause.


Join me by doing the same & donating $100 on my page.


Challenge 2 – Do something that scares you!

I'm going to write and produce a song about making a difference over the next 2 weeks (I've never written a song before and I think it's pretty scary to put yourself out there).


Join me with your own "scare" challenge, donate $100 and share your challenge on my page


Challenge 3 – Invest in others!

Offer a free 1 hour Strengths Coaching session based on Gallup's CliftonStrengths to anyone who donates $100 on my page (and self-funds the $82AUD report)


Join me by donating on my page and sending me a private message to james.zhang@cba.com.au

Everyone 1 Matters

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give"


We live in a world where we're bombarded the latest trends, gadgets and entertainment. Social media is in the hands of every person yet all we do is interact with devices instead of people and look at what other people have and do instead of what it is that we already have including the people we have with us. We rob ourselves and those around us of a richer life through the killer that is comparison.


What would happen if we turned our attention away from all the media and the demands of everyday life to take a moment to pause, reflect and ask ourselves the question "what can I do to make a difference today?"


Change begins when 1 person is bold enough to not only be the change but also lead the change.


What I love about OzHarvest is that everything they do and who they are is about making a difference in the world - they have organised themselves in a way to achieve the target of "$1 = 2 meals" to ensure that no matter how small the gift is, the impact is great.


The CEO CookOff Event is truly a wonder to behold and an even greater privilege to be a part of - what you witness is that every 1 that participates is making a different for every 1 that comes.


You can be the 1 that makes a difference for another 1 today


It truly is more blessed to give than it is to receive and the best gift that you can give is you because there is no one else like you.

My Achievements

$5,000 raised – Halfway there!

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

Target Increased

Thank you to my Sponsors



Rooting for ya master chef Jimmy. Definitely a good cause!!


James Zhang

My personal 20 day coffee challenge


Margaret Wales-brown

Good luck James and thanks for your amazing tech and training!



Leading the way with the first donation :)


Nishant Hill

Go James! <insert>


Amanda Clarke

Cook well my friend


Sonam Sherpa


Daniel Mott


Aleen Nalbandian


Pete Haywood

Go chef James!


Liz Stone




Suman Nandi


Greg N

Go James


O-siang Wong

Looking forward to hearing all about it! Have fun!




Shivani Sawhney

All the best James and the entire team! Have fun!


Le Pham

Goodluck James!


Chris H


Gregory Sarlas



Go mate


Alicia Shi

Good cause, good luck!


Patrick Carreon

Awesome work James!

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