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OzHarvest CEO CookOff 2016

Once a year, our friends at OzHarvest put on an event like no other. The CEO CookOff 2016 was no different. Through the CookOff night, OzHarvest’s goal to feed and entertain approximately 1,000 Aussies in need while providing an amazing and fun opportunity for 152 Australian bosses and their staff to roll up their sleeves, get involved and really lead by example. They get to cook up a storm, under the watchful eyes of 50 top Australian Chefs. All the while servicing those vulnerable in the community.

It is these kind of socially innovative and community minded events, that makes us proud to be part of. Austage Events has been supporting OzHarvest since 2004 when Ronni Kahn founded the organisation. We still look forward to every event.

Using Barco HD 18K Projectors, Blackmagic Vision Rack, Staging, Custom Lighting & Design, ScreenPro System and full event PA System.

Imagery: Austage Events and OzHarvest  – Jon Bader Photography and Richard Mortimer.




The Cutaway – Barangaroo Reserve






Jayson De Abreu, Director, Austage Events

Jayson De Abreu


Jayson has been in the Audio-Visual Industry for over 20 years. Throughout Australia and across the Asia Pacific Region, there are not many premier venues that he has not worked in.

Starting as a junior technician in the first Austage warehouse on Mitchell Road Jayson has had the pleasure of witnessing and contributing to the Austage Events business as it grew from its early beginnings, to the national brand it is today. Jayson has literally lived and breathed live events for most of his life. Having been raised in and around the theatre industry as a child, watching his parents Joe and Colleen work across all the theatres in Sydney. From his family’s deep history in theatre and audio-visual events, Jayson has seen the technology shift from the days of Slide Projection and Graphic Sets through to the Ultra High Definition realm of projection and mapping we find ourselves in today. Supported by excellent teams of technicians (his brothers in arms) in each office across Australia, Jayson has the rewarding job of working with Australia’s leading minds in the Event Industry.

He is grateful and proud of the diligent work achieved by all Austage Events employees, maintaining the high standards set by his mentor and father Joe De Abreu. Jayson passionately supports Chelsea Football Club and loves his Holden V8s.