“WE HAVE DELIVERED more than 300,000 meals,” says Neil Perry, over the bustle of a busy kitchen. The top chef is speaking about Hope Delivery, Rockpool Group’s charitable food delivery initiative that became a lifeline for those most affected by the pandemic. When delicious. spoke to Perry, he was getting ready to slow things down for the first time this year. ”We’ll go into hibernation for a little bit over Christmas while we’re looking for a new site,” he says. “We’ve been able to use the restaurants so far, but they’re opening up now. So we’re looking for a nice benevolent landlord who can give us a good deal so we can continue to make sure all the dollars we raise go into the meals.” There are even more fundraising initiatives planned for the future, too, with the potential for branded products further down the line.

Operating out of. Produce Awards-winning potatoes from Garry Kadwell – they have been fantastic,” Perry continues. “They give us 100 kilos of potatoes every week, and we can make Korean-style potatoes, and a fantastic potato and lentil curry.”

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