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OzHarvest CEO Cookoff
It was a thrill and an honour to be a part of Monday night’s OzHarvest CEO Cookoff in the forecourt of St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, a night when 120 CEOs came together with a gaggle of Australia’s best chefs and a wonderful group of volunteers to feed close to 1000 disdvantaged men and women, to raise money for OzHarvest and Mission Australia.
We served up mushroom soup courtesy of Qantas Catering (Qantas being the major sponsor), a main course of the chefs choice (with help from their CEOs of course) and stunning Manna from Heaven tarts accompanied by ice creams from the divine Maggie Beer who was on hand to serve up and later spotted swinging her hips to the inimitable Jimmy Barnes who took to the stage after dinner.
Guests were fed by the likes of Neil Perry, Peter Gilmore, Guillaume Brahimi, Bill Granger, Sean Moran, Cheong Liew, Teage Ezard, Poh, Adam, Matt, George, Julie and more from Masterchef and a further cast of thousands.
Truly a great night and hopefully the start of an annual event. We raised close to $1 million which means it is OzHarvest’s biggest fundraiser ever – that means one million meals will now be served to those in need.
Thanks to Qantas and the 120 CEOs, thanks to Liquid Ideas, thanks to our wonderful and grateful guests and thanks to Ronni Khan. We look forward to being a part of it all again next year!