What is the



Sharing food with dignity and respect with those in need has been the foundation of the CEO CookOff over the last ten years. After a hiatus due to COVID-19, our flagship fundraising event is back with a new look and new name – The Community CookOff – with events across Australia:

Sydney - Monday, 2nd May

Adelaide - Friday, 6th May

Brisbane - Wednesday, 11th May

Melbourne - Monday, 16th May

OzHarvest believes in the power of food, to nourish the body and connect communities. What we deliver is so much more than a meal; it’s a gesture of care, a reminder of friendship and a promise of hope for a better future.

Our fundraising goal is $3 million which will allow us to deliver an additional six million meals helping to ‘Nourish our Country.’ 

Choose how you get involved!

Whether you enter as an individual or bring your whole team, we want as many people as possible to come together to connect over a meal. Everyone who enters is encouraged to hit a $10,000 fundraising target.

Hosted by Hospitality

Australia’s best restaurants will transform into food relief hubs for one day, preparing and cooking meals for local charities with the support of CookOff participants.

Under the direction of top chefs, teams will be guided in creating gourmet meals, which will be packaged up and sent out to local charities. Your hard work will be celebrated by sitting down to share a meal together and to break bread with representatives from the charities we support.

Office CookOff

With so many returning to the office in 2022, we want to make it extra special by bringing the Community CookOff to you!

All you need is a big enough kitchen space and a team of eager participants and we’ll do the rest. On the day, OzHarvest will bring the chef, produce and expertise to guide your team to cook gourmet meals which will be distributed to local charities.  Your team can celebrate their hard work and enjoy some of the delicious food they have created.

This is great for larger groups who want to engage their staff with purpose in a fun and memorable way. Special acknowledgment will be awarded to the biggest fundraisers. Get in touch to find out how we can bring the Community CookOff to life at your workplace!