This event has been postponed due to COVID restrictions in place in Victoria, Australia. Refunds will be issued via Cook4India.

We continue to encourage everyone to contribute to the COVID-19 Relief Fundraising Drive by clicking here

A 12 Hour Live Event with Australia’s Legendary Chefs Cooking for India
on 19 June 2021

AIBC COVID-19 India Taskforce is proud to support Cook4India, a special event featuring the former MasterChef judges, Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris.

We invite all AIBC Members, Friends and Business Associates, to support this excellent initiative, complimenting the AIBC COVID-19 Relief Fundraising Drive.
The Legendary Chefs of Australia

About the Event

Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris are reuniting for the first time in 18 months to host a 12 hour cooking special, live! They will spend 12 hours together hosting live demos and interviewing their culinary friends from around the world, whilst cooking their favourite dishes.

And as each new city wakes up and joins in, viewers will have the opportunity to interact with the guys, ask questions live, watch cooking demos by their favourite culinary heroes, and chew the fat with international stars of the culinary world.
The cooking special will be hosted on YouTube and fans will be invited to pay to view via Eventbrite and join in the fun from the comfort of their own homes, with all the proceeds going to charities in India supporting people affected by the pandemic.
Matt, Gary and George have a long association with India, having visited many times and they have many fans there. Their mission is to bring together the international culinary community to raise funds to support the relief efforts in India.

Heston Blumenthal is confirmed to be live at 10 PM and there are more big names to come!

Event Details

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 3 PM to 3 AM (AEST)  on YouTube

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to interact with the MasterChefs!

How your company can get involved

Your company can also be a part of this amazing initiative. We would be thrilled to have you as one of our esteemed sponsors. You can participate by choosing one of our three sponsorships.

Tier 1 Sponsor
For a donation of $10,000 or more, your team member can join the guys to present a big cheque live (or via video call), chat with Matt, Gary and George, have your logo on the screen, get 20 free tickets to watch, and get a video clip and still photos to use on your social media.

Tier 2 Sponsor
For a donation of $5,000 – $10,000, you can get your logo on the screen, a live thank you by Matt, Gary and George, 10 free tickets, and video clip and photos to use on your social media.

Tier 3 Sponsor
For a donation of $1,000 – $5,000, a live thank you by Matt, Gary and George.

Can’t join in but want to help out? Please buy tickets and share the event details with your team, contacts, friends and family.

Who is Give2Asia?

Give2Asia is a global charity based in the United States with registered offices in Australia and Hong Kong, that ensures philanthropy to Asia is convenient for donors, charitable projects are effective, results are transparent, and grant recipients are held accountable.

Give2Asia was established in 2001 by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Ford Foundation and The Asia Foundation, and has since distributed more than US$350m to charitable projects and organisations across the Asia Pacific.

As one of the first global responders to COVID-19, we have raised and distributed over US$20m since January 2020 to local organisations addressing COVID-19 in their communities. We released our progress report in July 2020 on the first 100 days which you can read here:

Where your money goes

Supplying masks and sanitizers to frontline healthcare workers
Distributing food rations
Providing financial and material support to organisations
Producing face masks, sanitizers and pesticides

Providing care at home to COVID-19 infected patients to relieve hospital beds
Hyper-localised medical response to assist patients who are not getting hospital beds with Oxygen support in local communities
Operates out of Delhi + 7 states in India

Distributing prepared meal kits and food rations
Providing financial support to migrant families suffering from COVID-19
Supporting medical facilities with Oxygen concentrators and other medical equipment
Establishing an isolation centre
Creating awareness on vaccination

Come be part of this fantastic event and help raise funds to support India at the same time. We look forward to an amazing audience.