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Industry News 2017-04_hotpoint-ceo-cookoff

Published on April 4th, 2017 | by The GC Team

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Hotpoint participates in UKHarvest’s CEO CookOff

Hotpoint has participated in UKHarvest’s first CEO CookOff, organised in partnership with Jamie Oliver and his Food Revolution to raise awareness of food waste.

The event took place at Old Billingsgate Market in London, where some of the UK’s top business leaders teamed up with a selection of the nation’s best chefs to cook a banquet for hundreds of everyday “heroes” who work to help others.

Using appliances provided by Hotpoint, which were later donated to a variety of schools and children’s charities, Managing Director Maurizio Pettorino, Sales Director Multi-Channel Jim McEwan (left), and Nick Hughes, Commercial Director at Hotpoint (right) swapped their business suits for aprons to cook the feast. Leftover meals were donated after the event to avoid food waste.

“It has been a pleasure to participate in the first ever CEO CookOff event,” said MD Maurizio Pettorino. “There are many issues surrounding food education and waste here in the UK and we are very proud to raise money for such an important cause.”

Jamie Oliver commented: “It’s absolutely brilliant to see what big business and chefs can achieve when we all get to together, roll up our sleeves and not only cook some delicious grub for our everyday heroes but also raise money for the bigger issues around food education and waste.”

In addition to the Billingsgate CEO CookOff, Hotpoint hosted a series of internal events to reach its individual fundraising target of £10,000.

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