The Gourmet Traveller Restaurant of the Year Awards were held on Wednesday 23rd August at upcoming restaurant Chin Chin Sydney, with Vittoria Coffee as the principle sponsor.
At this years event, Vittoria MD Rolando Schirato presented The Gourmet Traveller Award for Outstanding Contribution to Hospitality to Ronni Kahn, CEO of OzHarvest. A close friend of the Vittoria family, Ronni has been instrumental in tackling food waste around Australia and affecting positive changes into the lives of vulnerable australians. In his speech, Schirato called Ronni, "an absolute powerhouse..quite simply she changed people's lives for the better and Vittoria is proud to say we work closely with such an intelligent, street smart, sensitive and powerful woman."
After noticing the huge volume of food being wasted in the hospitality industry, Kahn founded OzHarvest in 2004, with the simple concept of rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste and deliver it to those in need. The organisation started in Sydney with just one van delivering 4000 meals in the first month. Ozharvest now operates nationally, and to date has delivered over 70 million meals and saved over 23000 tonnes of food from landfill. Today, OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation.
Vittoria Coffee would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Ronni on taking home this well deserved accolade. Vittoria will continue to support Ronni and OzHarvest in any way they can and look forward to continuing their partnership for many years to come.