Rowie Dillon

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

Rowie Dillon is Australia’s Queen of gluten-free cooking. A highly respected and industry recognised leader in the free-from baking space who has a passion for great food, culinary design and is protective about her diet.

As an experimental cook Rowie investigated ways of dealing with her body’s digestive intolerances and In 2000 Rowie’s Cakes was created – a kitchen where every wickedly delicious morsel that leaves the kitchen is 100% wheat free, dairy free and gluten free. Her Rowie’s Cakes range of products is testament to the fact that it is possible for naughty tasting food to be good for you.

Rowie’s Cakes has a growing team of over 30 staff which operates out of 3 factories in Alexandria and supplies gluten free treats in the sky on board Qantas, Virgin Australia, Etihad, Emirates airways as well as supplying Woolworths, David Jones, Harris Farm and many more retail stores and many of Sydney’s finest and hatted restaurants such as Quay, Bennelong and Aria.

Rowie has baked for Ellen DeGeneres, Cate Blanchett, Mick Jagger, Geri Halliwell, Baz Luhrmann, Nicole Kidman, Tobey Maguire, Gerard Butler, Mick Jagger and many other celebrities and notaries including politicians.

Rowie is the author of two cookbooks; Indulge and the Power of Flour.

A regular cook on Studio 10 and Let’s Do Coffee (Channel Ten) with Jason Roberts, Rowie has also appeared on Live Well, The Morning Show (Seven Network) and Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield. Rowie has contributed to Delicious Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Gluten Free Life magazine.

My Achievements

$5,000 raised – Halfway there!

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

Target Increased