Top Sydney chefs compete in ‘Zero Food Waste Battle’ in aid of OzHarvest’s Food Crisis Relief
Australian Venue Co and All Wheels Rentals join forces to support OzHarvest raise money for Australian communities impacted by recent severe weather conditions
World-class hospitality group Australian Venue Co (AVC) and refrigerated truck and van rental company All Wheels Rentals have joined forces to host a fun, not-for-profit culinary event in aid of food waste charity, OzHarvest, with proceeds going towards areas affected by Australia’s recent bushfires, floods and droughts. The ‘Zero Food Waste Battle’ will be hosted at AVC’s waterside Kingsleys Woolloomooloo restaurant on 24 March and will see three heavyweight AVC chefs battle it out in a quest to win over the tastebuds of their hungry diners.
As the event name suggests, the competing chefs will be tasked with delivering a tantalising, zero-waste menu, making use of all the fresh produce provided, with the additional aim of educating diners on the importance of ‘zero waste’ cooking and lifestyles.
The four-course dinner event will include a bevy of well-known faces, who have come on board to host the spectacular evening. Ronni Kahn, Founder & CEO of OzHarvest will join Shelly Horton, the wonderfully authentic journalist and media personality, to host the evening soiree, alongside hilarious TV duo, “Bachelorette” and “Dancing With The Stars” Angie Kent and “Gogglebox” co-star Yvie Jones, who will lead the charge between the kitchen and diners. Not forgetting, popular acoustic band Duke Music and magician Adam Axford providing additional entertainment.
On arrival, guests will have the chance to enjoy a welcome drink whilst watching the sun set over the harbour and city views, before taking a seat to experience the ‘Zero Food Waste Battle’ four-course menu. Whilst the menu is being kept under wraps until the big day, the dishes will be curated by three leading AVC chefs: Executive Chef Daniel Corbett, Senior Head Chef Adam Rust and 25-year old rising star, Adelene Stahnke.
Executive Chef Daniel Corbett revealed, “We are extremely excited to launch a fine dining experience that paves the way to educate diners on the importance of sustainable cooking methods. Alongside the surplus food, we will be working with our trusted suppliers for ethically sourced meat and fish, showcasing the ease of pairing surplus food with fresh protein”.
The proceeds raised from the ‘Zero Food Waste Battle’ will go towards delivering free delicious and nutritious food for community-based events to areas affected by droughts and fires. The funds will also go towards resourcing the Mobile Market that directly delivers to metro and regional communities, including the continual operation of the OzHarvest vans Australia-wide.
“With approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food wasted globally each year, there is still a long way to go in ensuring sustainability in hospitality is at the forefront of chefs and consumers minds alike,” says OzHarvest’s Ronni Kahn.
“We are thrilled to be working with AVC and All Wheels Rental to continue the journey in driving awareness across Sydney and doing so with launching a fantastic and interactive dining initiative.”
The one-off event is a chance to rally behind a good cause, with tickets available to purchase from $250, with all proceeds donated to OzHarvest.
Zero Food Waste Battle
Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 6:30pm–10:30pm
Tickets available to purchase starting at $250
For more information on Kingsleys Woolloomooloo visit kingsleyssydney.com.au