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UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who was part of #restaurantsforrelief. Together we helped raise $195,000 for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. Whether you contributed cash, time, produce, staff or anything else to this cause, we salute you. If you haven’t yet donated and you’d like to, head to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal website.

You can also support relief efforts when you dine out and shop. Browse a directory of #restaurantforrelief initiatives here.

In the coming months, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival will play a role in supporting and advocating for producers and food and drink businesses in regions affected by the bushfires, helping to drive tourism to these places. Stay tuned for updates on these efforts.

#restaurantsforrelief is our way of bringing together the Victorian food and wine community to raise funds for Victoria’s bushfire relief and recovery.

Through two initiatives, we are combining the goodwill, resources and ideas that so many people are offering to those affected by the bushfires.

10 for 10 is a series of private dinners, cooked by some of Australia’s best-loved chefs for 10 people in your home. These are one-off events, priced accordingly. Move quickly if you want one.

Restaurants for Relief is a collection of special events happening at restaurants around Victoria, with single tables up for grabs. All staff time, food and drink will be donated by the venues involved, so that all money goes directly to charity. 

Plus Neil Perry is putting himself on the auction block, offering a private three-course dinner for 10 people at a date of your choosing to the highest bidder.

100 per cent of money from all these events will be donated by you directly to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, established by Premier Daniel Andrews. Every payment is a tax-deductible donation.

Why we’re donating to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal

The Victorian Bushfire Appeal will work directly with local communities to inform and drive the distribution of funds. They will coordinate help to where it’s needed most, working with the Salvation Army and the Bendigo Bank Community Enterprise Foundation. We believe this fund will help to reduce any duplication of fundraising efforts.

10 for 10

10 for 10

Private dinners with some of Australia's top chefs in the name of charity.

Restaurants for Relief

Restaurants for Relief

Tables at some of Victoria's finest venues, donated for a good cause.