OzHarvest is a national food rescue charity that collects more than 180 tonnes of food each week from more than 3,500 food donors. This is then delivered to charities for distribution to those in need.
The Holding Redlich team was among more than 200 CEOs and business leaders who joined with 50 professional chefs for the charity’s annual event, preparing and serving meals for 1,400 people in need.
The firm’s team included national managing partner Ian Robertson, Sydney managing partner Stephen Trew, property and real estate partner Cameron Sheather, construction and infrastructure partner Helena Golovanoff, and planning, environment and sustainability partner Breellen Warry.
“Through generous donations from the firm’s clients, friends and employees, as well as a series of staff fundraising initiatives in the lead up the event, the team raised $28,000 for OzHarvest,” the firm said in a statement.
“Under the guidance of chef Stuart Toon from North Bondi restaurant Rocker, the team was tasked with preparing and serving a dish of barbecued rump steak with pumpkin puree and a herb and fennel salad.”
According to Mr Trew, the CEO CookOff event is an excellent way to help people in need while raising awareness about an increasingly important issue.
“Food security and food waste are community issues that are deeply concerning and the CookOff event is an effective way to raise funds and awareness to help combat these problems,” he said said.
“We are very proud to have been able to take part in the event again this year, doing our part to help this excellent cause.”