Wiley joins charity cook off to help raise funds to fight hunger and homelessness

14 February 2017

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The country’s top CEOs will be swapping their high powered meetings for a high pressure kitchen as they join some of Australia’s favourite chefs at OzHarvest’s CEO CookOff in Sydney on Monday 6 March.

Wiley Managing Director, Tom Wiley, will be teaming up with over 200 business leaders from across the country to raise money for leading food rescue charity, OzHarvest, helping to support vulnerable Australians and raise awareness about food security, homelessness and food waste.

CEOs are teamed with acclaimed chefs including Matt Moran, Neil Perry, Guillaume Brahimi and Dan Hong to prepare a three course meal for approximately 1,100 Australian homeless and disadvantaged people.

“The CEO CookOff is a fantastic opportunity to not only beef up my cooking skills but to marry two of my biggest passions: bringing people and food together in a better way AND feeding the world. This event is not just an opportunity to lend a helping hand, but to bring to light pressing food issues such as food wastage” said Tom Wiley

Today, Tom spent the morning with OzHarvest in action on a food rescue mission. Tom assisted with the collection and redistribution of rescued food from the food outlets and distribution of this food to charities – providing food relief to vulnerable Aussies who face food hardship.

OzHarvest CEO and Founder, Ronni Kahn, says the stakes are high as the fundraising target this year is $2million, but thanks to the competitive nature of CEOs she is confident the goal will be reached.

“The CEO CookOff is a magical event in the lives of vulnerable men and women in Australia, and a life changing experience for top business leaders and talented chefs, who come together to cook up a feast to feed for 1,100 people in need.

Last year we broke all records raising an incredible $1.6 million nationally, allowing us to deliver more than three million meals to those who need it most. The 2017 CEO CookOff will be even bigger and better!” Ronni said.

 

 

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