The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is partnering with OzHarvest to help deliver their Cooking For A Cause program, by hosting the sessions in the MCEC commercial kitchens three days a week.
The team engagement program is led by OzHarvest chefs, who share their zero-waste cooking skills as they help corporate teams transform quality rescued food into hundreds of meals that OzHarvest then to deliver to local charities.
“At MCEC we are passionate about sustainability and being community-minded, OzHarvest’s Cooking for a Cause gives us the opportunity to tie all of that together, with a team building aspect too,” said MCEC chief executive Peter King.
“The events industry can contribute a lot of food waste, so this is the perfect way to try and reverse that cycle, and give back to those in Melbourne who need it most.”
Bernado Tobias, OzHarvest Victoria’s state manager, expressed his gratitude to MCEC.
“This comes at such an important time, as we are now finally out of lockdown, Cooking for a Cause is the perfect way for corporate teams to reconnect with each other in a fun and meaningful way,” Tobias said.
“You get to see your impact immediately through the number of meals cooked and of course, you get a taster too.”