Cook For Syria

The supper-club that became a global movement

  • 1 hashtag
  • 50+ top restaurants & cafes
  • 75+ supper clubs & bake sales
  • 100+ donated recipes & posts
  • 3,000+ social media posts
  • 10,000+ specials served
  • 170+ million global reach
  • £150,000+ raised in the UK...and more to come

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“We hope that through the #CookForSYRIA campaign we will not only be able to raise much needed money for Unicef UK’s Children of Syria Fund, we will also increase awareness of the plight of children in the war-torn country. Through cooking, sharing recipes and the power of social media, we invite everyone to help make a difference and positive contribution towards this important initiative.”

Clerkenwell Boy, London

What is

#CookForSyria is a global fundraising initiative curated by Clerkenwell Boy and SUITCASE Magazine in London in November 2016, and is now launching in Australia! Throughout the month of March, the campaign will encourage everyone from Australia’s top chefs to people at home to cook and raise money in aid of UNICEF Australia’s Syria Crisis Appeal.

Cook for Syria


Photography by Charlotte Hu

Pat Nourse

Chief restaurant critic and deputy editor of renowned food magazine, Gourmet Traveller

Gemima Cody

Chief restaurant critic for The Age, food and drink writer at Good Food and creative director for Good Food Month

Jeanine Bribosia

Founder of specialist premium food, wine and hospitality PR agency, The Cru (Sydney)

Reymond Communications

Leading luxury and lifestyle PR agency specialising in travel, food, beverage and design. (Melbourne)


The ongoing conflict in Syria has caused the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, with the lives of more than 8 million children in danger. Many have lost family, friends and schools and have been forced to flee their homes. 50% of all Syrian refugees are children and boys as young as 7 are being recruited to fight. The risk of losing a generation grows with every day that the current situation deteriorates.

How to get involved

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Come to Dinner Come to Dinner

To launch the #CookForSyria campaign, we will be hosting two exclusive charity banquets, one in Melbourne and one in Sydney. A stellar list of top chefs will be cooking a Syrian inspired feast. From Victor Liong and David Thompson to Kylie Kwong and Thi Le.

The Sydney launch dinner will be held at the Three Blue Ducks in Rosebery on 27 Feb 2017. Click here for tickets

The Melbourne launch dinner will be held at The Point in Albert Park on 6 March 2017. Buy your tickets here:
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Host a supper club Host a supper club

Anyone can host their own #CookForSyria supper clubs and charity bakes. Special recipes from the launch night will be shared online alongside additional Syrian inspired recipes from award winning chefs, bakers and cookbook authors. Click here for recipes and here for tips on how to be the perfect host from Jackson and Levine.

Buy the Recipe Book Buy the Recipe Book

100 Recipes. Stunning photography, artwork and design – all 100% donated. All profits donated in aid of UNICEF’s humanitarian work to save children in Syria.

Available via:, The Book Depository (free international delivery), Waterstones and other top UK retailers!

Participate in your restaurant or cafe Participate in your restaurant or cafe

Throughout March, we are inviting restaurateurs, chefs, bakers and café owners from around the UK to take part in #CookForSyria by putting a ‘Syrian inspired twist’ on one of their favourite signature dishes (or by creating a new dish) and donating at least $3 from each sale of that dish.

Bake Sale Bake Sale

Organise a #CookForSyria charity bake. Get creative and team up with your friends, family and colleagues to bake some delicious cakes and to donate the proceeds via our Just Giving Page.

Share Share

Syrian cuisine is one of the oldest in the world and reflects the country’s rich cultural heritage with influences from across the Middle East and beyond. Whether you’ve cooked for Syria, eaten at one of our partner restaurants or just want to repost beautiful images of Syrian inspired dishes, we are asking you all to spread the word. Share the love @CookForSyria #CookForSyria @unicefaustralia

Headline Chefs

Get involved with the campaign and throw your own Syrian inspired supper club at home.

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  • Acme
  • Almond Bar
  • Anchovy
  • Atlas
  • Automata
  • Bar Lourinha
  • Bennelong
  • Bespoke Harvest
  • Billy Kwong
  • Bomba Bar
  • Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio
  • Ca De Vin
  • Cake & Bake
  • Chat Thai
  • Chin Chin
  • Cruise Bar
  • Embla
  • Ester
  • Firedoor
  • Fred’s
  • French Saloon
  • Gerard’s Bistro
  • Harvest
  • Hubert
  • Kalian Group
  • L’Hotel Gitan
  • Le Ho Fook
  • Long Chim
  • Longsong
  • Love Chargrill
  • LP’s Quality Meats
  • Lume
  • Maha
  • Marion
  • Momofuku Seiōbo
  • Movida
  • Mr Wolf
  • Mrs Sippy
  • Quay
  • Rockpool Group
  • Rumi Restaurant
  • The Bridge Room
  • The European
  • The Point
  • Thievery
  • Three Blue Ducks
  • Tipo 00
  • Tulum Turkish Restaurant

"Food has the power to unite people, families, communities and this beautiful cookbook exists to make a difference, Full of colour and life, it's packed with authentic recipes donated by Syrian families, and fresh twists from contributing chefs and cooks. It's a keeper."

Jamie Oliver