In an Australian first, R U OK? and Taste Melbourne are joining forces with celebrity chefs to launch Conversation Bites, a charity restaurant initiative to raise funds for suicide prevention and encourage meaningful conversations from 30 November – 3 December in Yarra Park.
Geoff Lindsay, Raymond Capaldi, Sam Pinzone and Dan Hunter will combine their passion for food and suicide prevention to create a delicious ‘Conversation Bites’ menu and design a limited-edition dish for the R U OK? restaurant to share with loved ones
A percentage of the proceeds from Conversations Bites will fund additional R U OK? campaigns and resources to generate more life-changing conversations.
R U OK? CEO Brendan Maher said: “Whether you’re a foodie or not, tough times can sometimes wear us down. That’s why R U OK? has teamed up with Taste of Melbourne, to get people together over food. Because a problem shared is a problem halved, and a great place to start is by asking, “are you ok?”
“Eight people per day take their own lives in Australia. So, how do we reduce that number? We need people to check in with each other – not just on R U OK? Day, but 365 days a year.
“We’re really proud to launch our first charity restaurant at Taste of Melbourne, and hope to replicate the idea across the country.”