WHO CAN GET INVOLVED IN THE OZHARVEST CEO COOKOFF EVENT?
We are inviting all 'Leaders with Purpose' to register to fundraise and participate in the OzHarvest CEO CookOff event.
You can also register as a Team with up to 5 participants. Whether it’s the Executive Assistant, Social Media Manager or IT Guru, participating in the CEO CookOff with your team is a shared experience like no other.
On the night eligible particpants will be partnered with a celebrity chef and a selection of your business leader peers to form an incredible cooking crew.
Click the ‘REGISTER’ button below. You’ll then be asked to create a profile page to commence fundraising. To complete a profile page you will need:
- a personal mini-bio and description of your organisation; and
- a profile picture or company logo
You will also be prompted to pay a registration fee of $1,500 for an individual registration or $7,500 for a team of 5. Your $1,500 registration fee is fully tax deductible and goes towards your fundraising tally.
WHY SHOULD I GET INVOLVED? WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
The OzHarvest CEO CookOff offers you a wonderful opportunity to connect and learn a few new tricks from celebrity chefs as well as network with like minded business leaders from across all industries.
Eligible participants at the CEO CookOff event come together to provide a delicious meal for over 1,400 vulnerable, disadvantaged or homeless Australians.
The event is so much more than just a meal for those facing food insecurity. It brings together a community to demonstrate compassion and inclusion. It creates opportunities for vulnerable Australians to access support systems and opens up conversations and connections through the breaking of bread.
This is a testimonial from a staff member at a crisis refuge who attended our CEO CookOff in 2019 with clients:
We just wanted to thank you for cooking for us last night and for raising money for such a great charity! Food was fantastic.
Every week we receive approx. 1 tonne of food from OzHarvest that we turn into delicious meals for our guests in our crisis accommodation who are homeless.
We brought some of our guests with us last night and one of the comments that sums it up was: “It’s awful to be homeless, but this is one of the best nights of my life. Today I feel human.” Thanks again!
WHAT IS THE FUNDRAISING TARGET IN 2020?
Our 2020 fundraising target is to hit $3 million to support OzHarvest's purpose to Nourish Our Country. We do this through our food rescue operation, nutrition education and hospitality training for disadvantaged youth, and community engagement programs.
In 2019, we raised over $2.7 million so we know that with your help we can do it!
For every $1 invested in OzHarvest, we can deliver 2 meals to someone in need!
IS MY CEO COOKOFF REGISTRATION FEE TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes. Your $1,500 registration fee is fully tax deductible and goes towards your fundraising tally.
DO I NEED TO FUNDRAISE?
Absolutely! Our aim is to raise $3 million dollars, allowing us to deliver 6 million meals!
Your fundraising literally keeps the wheels turning on our Food Rescue vans and allows us to continue to Nourish our Country through our Education and Community Engagement programs and Innovations like our Food Rescue App.
We ask all registrants to pledge to raise $10,000* or more and we will assign a fundraising coach to ensure you are set up for success and achieve your goal.
*All Registrantss must raise a minimum $5,000 to be an eligible participant to attend the Event.
WHERE WILL THE CEO COOKOFF EVENT TAKE PLACE?
Our 2020 event will take place at Carriageworks in Sydney on Monday 30th March.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO ON THE NIGHT? DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO COOK?
If you are eligible to attend the event, there will be a number of activities to partake in on the evening.
Your celebrity chef will guide you through the process as you prepare a meal for approximately 30-40 people. You will be in a kitchen with a team of like minded peers and supported by your celebrity chef and OzHarvest staff and volunteers.
You will also have the opportunity serve the guests and connect with them throughout the evening. Our invited dinner guests come from the charities that OzHarvest delivers food to daily and will include homeless and disadvantaged Australians - vulnerable men, women and children doing it tough.
HOW CAN STAFF MEMBERS GET INVOLVED?
You can register a Team of up to 5 staff members*. Whether it’s the Executive Assistant, Social Media Manager or IT Guru, participating in the CEO CookOff with your team is a shared experience like no other.
Team members each set up their own fundraising page and collect donations to help your company team reach its target.
You can also get your staff involved in your fundraising journey. We will assign a fundraising coach to ensure you are set up for success and find meaningful touchpoints to engage your organisation with our purpose.
*Teams must raise a minimum $25,000 to be an eligible participant team to attend the Event.
WHAT DOES OZHARVEST DO?
We are OzHarvest; Australia's leading food rescue charity. Our purpose is to “Nourish Our Country”. We exist to ensure good food does not go to waste, and gets to those in the community who need it most.
Since inception, OzHarvest has delivered over 120 million meals and supports over 1,300 charities around Australia.
We are ever-expanding to respond to the need for food relief in regional communities, and in 2019 launched a digital solution to support those our yellow vans cannot reach.
With your support, we can continue to engage with and feed even more people, plus save precious food from landfill.
Every $1 donated allows OzHarvest to deliver two meals.
Find out more on OzHarvest at our website.