Lending a Hand in the Kitchen


Check out the famous faces lending their support and their own favourite recipes to Feast for Freedom.


Darren Purchese
(Burch & Purchese)

Darren is the owner and creator behind Melbourne's Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio, and a respected pastry chef in Australia. He has kindly donated his time (and recipes!) in support of Feast for Freedom and the ASRC.

Darren on being part of Feast for Freedom: "I am taking part this year and every year in Feast For Freedom to stand in solidarity with people seeking asylum. I love to meet new people from all cultures and I love to learn new recipes along the way. I feel privileged to have been gifted treasured family recipes from two refugee women. Across all cultures, languages and beliefs I feel the most effective way to find friendship and support is through our shared love of food."

This year, Darren gifts a delicious new Vanilla Basque Cheesecake recipe to the Feast community alongside his Rhubarb, Raspberry and Apple Crumble recipe from Feast for Freedom 2021.


Kishwar Chowdhury
(Masterchef 2021 Finalist)

From a home cook to finalist in Masterchef 2021, Kishwar is close to her Bangladeshi heritage and it shows in her culinary journey and dishes. Kishwar is proud to be an official Feast Ambassador in 2022 and has kindly donated her time and a recipe close to her heart.

Kishwar on joining Feast for Freedom: "We learn more about a person's journey through sharing their food than walking a mile in their shoes. This year I'll be cooking some of the incredible recipes shared by refugees around Australia. Join me in hosting a Feast for Freedom at your home or workplace, enjoy a delicious meal and help make a change!"

This year, Kishwar gifts her Goat Rezalla recipe, a special celebration dish.


Adam D'Sylva

In 2020, celebrity chef Adam D'Sylva of Coda and Tonka Restaurants celebrated with us the fun that is Feast for Freedom.

Adam gifted his family favourite Duck Bolognese with Gnocchetti Sardi recipe for you to cook at home.