Brisbane 2016 CEO CookOff
At the inaugural Brisbane 2016 CEO CookOff, it was a different night than many of our special guests were used to of late. A few hundred people who are doing it pretty rough at the moment, were served a pretty incredible dinner cooked by a team of amazing CEO’s and ten of Brisbane’s top chefs.Yes it was the OzHarvest CEO CookOff 2016!
It was an awesome experience being involved and working with a team of very keen CEO’s, taking them through their paces to produce hundreds and hundreds of plates of the three-course dinner.
For starters we served two mixed bruschetta options – one was mushroom and whipped feta and the other tomato and fresh basil. By the time that everyone finished his or her entrée the buzz of conversation was starting to fill the hall.
While OZHarvest provided the entrée and dessert of mini meringues with whipped cream, each of the ten chefs designed their own main dish. Middle Eastern was my cuisine, featuring spicy grilled chicken on a homemade flatbread with pumpkin hummus, fresh vegetable slaw drizzled with a yoghurt and herb dressing. It was a hit.
By then the buzz of chatting and laughter was getting louder; photos were being snapped of shy smiles and big smiles, as chefs and CEOs wandered around the dining tables meeting their guests.
The best news is the Brisbane CEO Cook Off raised $157,998 for OzHarvest to continue with their amazing work of rescuing good food from being wasted and delivering it to those in need.
Be a part of it next year!!! Putting it out there now, calling on Brisbane CEOs to sign up now for the 2017 CEO Cook Off and join with me in giving a hand to those going through rough times.