Nutrition plays an important role in the treatment and management of cystic fibrosis. A person with cystic fibrosis is required to consume between 120% to 150% more than the daily amount of food recommended for their age and size. They consume a diet high in fats, salts and sugars and pay attention to the nutritional value of food to assist the absorption of vitamins to help fight infection.
Waiting for a Cure
On average one Australian child is born with cystic fibrosis every week. It is the most common life shortening genetic condition in Australia. One in every 25 people carry the gene.
The treatment for cystic fibrosis is lifelong, ongoing and relentless. People living with cystic fibrosis take up to 80 pills a day, undergo tough physiotherapy regimes, hospital admissions several times a year and constantly cope with debilitating lung and gastrointestinal disease.
The average life expectancy for Australians living with cystic fibrosis is less than 38 years. There is still no cure for cystic fibrosis. When you are living with cystic fibrosis, every day matters.
Chef up to the Challenge
It doesn’t matter if you are a Michelin star or a weekend BBQ warrior. CEO Kitchen has a challenge just right for everyone. Be our next Head Chef and raise the highest funds, create a unique recipe and win over the crowd – there is an award right for you!
CEO Kitchen “Head Chef” (Highest Fundraiser)
CEO Kitchen “Master Recipe Chef”
CEO Kitchen “Peoples Choice Chef”
To participate in the competition, each CEO Chef will only need to pledge a minimum of $3000 and also prepare and cook a meal based on the recommended cystic fibrosis diet. Once you’ve registered your CEO, a brief summary of their background, inspirations and aspirations, and a link to your company webpage will feature on our event landing page. Under each profile we will assign a button which will link your supporters to your CEO Chef’s personal donation pledge platform.
We know that CEOs are very busy people. Therefore, your CEO will have a choice of sessions to whip up a culinary storm at South Bank TAFE College. The sessions will be filmed and added to our landing page under each Chef’s profile, and available to be shared on social media platforms. In addition the cooking sessions will also showcased at the Awards Celebration Party.
The TAFE college will supply up to three trainee chefs to assist your cooking performance. You can also choose a CEO Chef Partnership. If you partner with another CEO your fundraising target will be halved to be eligible to compete for the CEO “Head Chef” Award.
5.30 – 9.30 pm Friday 6th April 2017
66 Earnest Street, South Bank TAFE Campus
Tickets: $85 pp
The challenge experience will conclude with an awards ceremony, Friday 10 November. A chance to gather your work colleagues, families and friends as we celebrate the winner’s achievements at a “Celebration Award Party” catered by the TAFE Queensland hospitality students.
As an organisation Cystic Fibrosis Queensland (CFQ) is the only Queensland based non-profit organisation providing support services for the cystic fibrosis community across Queensland, including: in-hospital programs, lifesaving equipment, physical activity subsidies and emergency funding, advocacy and community education, research and clinical treatment.
Our organisation receives less than 13% of our funding from Government. We rely heavily on the fundraising initiatives from partnerships with corporate and community organisations, to develop events. TAFE Queensland is the proud sponsor of CEO Kitchen.
We offer a range of support programs and services to assist people living with cystic fibrosis. In addition we also provide experiences and education programs for siblings and parents. 2020 is CFQ's 60th anniversary and we are on a mission to provide all our members with nebulisers.