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OzHarvest CEO CookOff 2017

Nothing brings top Australian CEOs and Chefs together like OzHarvest’s CEO CookOff. CEO CookOff 2017 was no different. Matt Moran (ARIA), Neil Perry (Rockpool), Guillaume Brahimi (Bistro Guillaume) and Peter Gilmore (Quay) were amongst the 40 celebrity chefs, who provided supreme culinary guidance to designated teams of 125 CEOs. Together, they were able to feed over 1000 vulnerable guests with a gourmet three course meals. All of which was prepared from rescued produce.

Entertainment for the night was headlined by Aussie legend, Jimmy Barnes while Rove McManus and Sam Frost were the MCs.

OzHarvest was also able to raise nearly $1.7 million, a tremendous effort that will allow them to deliver 3.4 million meals to 900 charities across Australia.

We were the proud partner creating vision and draping.


Using Roaming Cameras – HD Wireless Camera Link, 20k Panasonic Projection and 20 x 11.5” Screens.

Imagery: Austage Events and OzHarvest  – Nikki To and Cole Bennetts/Getty.




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.