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Rockpool Foundation launches Sweet Treat Project to deliver gifts to children in foster care

Rockpool Bar & Grill Passionfruit Pavlova
Rockpool Bar & Grill
Passionfruit Pavlova

Rockpool Foundation, the official charity arm of Rockpool Dining Group, has today launched the Sweet Treat Project, which aims to raise at least $75,000 over the festive season to provide children in foster care with personalised gifts.

From Wednesday, 15 November to midnight on Tuesday, 26 December, $1 from every dessert sold across all 58 Rockpool Dining Group restaurants in NSW, Victoria and Queensland will be donated to the Rockpool Foundation’s Sweet Treat Project.

Rockpool Foundation will work with foster care agencies in each state to tailor 250 gifts, each to the value of $300, to every child’s specific needs and circumstances. Gifts could be anything from music lessons, to art supplies and sporting equipment.

Saké The Rocks Dragon Egg Dessert
Saké The Rocks
Dragon Egg Dessert

From Rockpool Bar & Grill’s famous Passionfruit Pavlova and Saké Restaurant & Bar’s decadent Dragon Egg, to the much-loved Fratelli Fresh Banoffee Torta, El Camino Cantina’s cinnamon-dusted Churros with salted caramel sauce and Burger Project’s irresistible soft serve desserts, everyday sweet treats for diners will be converted into meaningful treats for disadvantaged kids.

Spice Temple - Three Milk Cake with dried raspberries, pistachio & almond
Spice Temple – Three Milk Cake with dried raspberries, pistachio & almond

Other Rockpool Dining Group restaurants participating in the Sweet Treat Project are Rosetta Ristorante, Spice Temple, Jade Temple, Ananas, Munich Brauhaus, Bavarian Bier Café, The Bavarian, Saké Jr and Fratelli Famous.

Saké Restaurant Flinders Lane - Tofu Cheesecake
Saké Restaurant Flinders Lane – Tofu Cheesecake
Rosetta Melbourne Baked Chocolate Mouse with caramelised pears
Rosetta Melbourne
Baked Chocolate Mouse
with caramelised pears

Every dessert on every menu is included in the Sweet Treat Project.

Diners who purchase a dessert at one of the Group’s restaurants in NSW, Victoria and Queensland during this period will receive a complimentary entry into the draw to win ‘The Ultimate Summer Dining Experience’, which recognises Rockpool Dining Group as an official restaurant partner of the 2018 Australian Open.

The Ultimate Summer Dining Experience includes :

• 4 x day-session tickets for the 2018 Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena for two consecutive days (valued at $3600)

•  $5000 Qantas voucher to use on flights and accommodation

• $1000 voucher for Rockpool Bar & Grill at the Australian Open

• $150 meal voucher for Burger Project at the Australian Open

• 2 x $750 dining vouchers for Rockpool Dining Group’s premium Melbourne restaurants: Saké, Spice Temple or Rosetta Ristorante

• Meet & greet with Rockpool Dining Group Culinary Director, Neil Perry

Burger Project Christmas Soft Serve
Burger Project
Christmas Soft Serve

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Rockpool Dining Group has supported many charities over the years, from Make A Wish and the Starlight Children’s Foundation, to OzHarvest, Bear Cottage, StreetSmart, Steve Waugh Foundation, Canteen and Camp Quality.

Rockpool Dining Group Chief Executive Officer Thomas Pash said every one of the Group’s restaurants was committed to making the Sweet Treat Project a successful 2017 festive fundraising campaign.

“We pride ourselves on our strong philanthropic focus,” Mr Pash said. “The Sweet Treat Project will kick-start a new chapter of giving for Rockpool Foundation and our restaurants across the country.”

Rockpool Dining Group Culinary Director Neil Perry AM said the Group’s festive fundraising campaign was the “sweetest note on which to end 2017”.

“There are 250 reasons to purchase a dessert at one of our restaurants this festive season,” Mr Perry said. “That’s how many foster kids will benefit from our Sweet Treat Project, with meaningful gifts that will impact their lives in a positive way.”

About Rockpool Foundation:
Rockpool Foundation is the charitable arm of the Rockpool Dining Group. Our mission is to inspire the dining, hospitality and entertainment industry, via our customers, staff and suppliers, to support youth-focused community programs that will bring about long term change for generations to come. Through monthly contributions from each venue, the Dining Group generously covers all administration and fundraising costs of the Foundation so that 100% of all donations is allocated to our life-changing programs. The Foundation is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient.

About Rockpool Dining Group:
Rockpool Dining Group is Australia’s leading restaurant group, featuring a best in category portfolio of premium, casual and fast casual brands across the country. The group has over 60 award-winning restaurants and bars, revenues in excess of $350 million and employs over 3000 staff members across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. In the Rockpool Dining Group portfolio are premium restaurants Rockpool Bar & Grill, Spice Temple, Jade Temple, Rosetta Ristorante, The Cut Bar & Grill and Saké Restaurant & Bar; casual venues Fratelli Fresh, Ananas, El Camino Cantina, Munich Brauhaus, Bavarian Bier Café, The Bavarian and The Argyle; and fast-casual eateries Burger Project, Fratelli Famous Pizzeria and Saké Jr. The group includes two fully owned subsidiaries, Rockpool Events & Urban Craft Brewing Co. Rockpool Events showcases the Group’s leading brands and venues for private dining, cocktail parties and corporate functions. Urban Craft Brewing Co., features a large portfolio of Australian-Brewed Craft and Import beers.

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The Bavarian Restaurants - Apple Strudel & Doughnut Pretzel
The Bavarian Restaurants –
Apple Strudel & Doughnut Pretzel
Fratelli Fresh Sydney - Banoffee Torta
Fratelli Fresh Sydney – Banoffee Torta

Fratelli Fresh Sydney Banoffee Pie & Sake Sydney Dragon Egg

El Camini Cantina - Sydney Churros
El Camini Cantina – Sydney
Churros
The Cut Fruit Tart
The Cut Fruit Tart
Rosetta Sydney Torta Di Verona
Rosetta Sydney
Torta Di Verona