Our autumn 2024 Cook2Cure took place on May 23, 2024, at North Sydney's beautiful Sails on Lavender Bay. 

Guests joined us for a stunning 3-course meal in this iconic harbourside restaurant with dress-circle views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the glittering city skyline. 

It was a fantastic evening with incredible and inspiring speakers.

Our thanks to Dr Jamie Fletcher from Children's Cancer Institute for explaining how funding from Neuroblastoma Australia supports his work tackling aggressive neuroblastoma.

We are also very grateful to Jenny Northey who kindly shared her son Eli's personal story with neuroblastoma.

Together, we raised just over $19,000 from the event so a huge thanks to everyone for being so generous and recognising the value of what we do.

We extend a heartfelt thank you to the six families who attended who had been personally affected by Neuroblastoma. 


A Special Dining Experience


The Sails on Lavender Bay Cook2Cure featured a delicious menu created especially for Neuroblastoma Australia by the gifted team at Sails, led by Head Chef, Saro Derderyan.

Our friends at Symphonia Fine Wines once again match each sensational course with one of their exceptional wines made from grapes harvested from their vineyard in Victoria. 

Guests enjoyed a 3-course menu, fresh bread, sparkling wine on arrival and complimentary wines during the meal. 

Bespoke 3-Course Menu

Yellowfin tuna tartare, whipped tofu, wasabi emulsion, sesame rice crisp


Braised wagyu shin pappardelle, salsa verde, smoked bone marrow pangrattato


Dark chocolate crémeux, dulce de leche, maple cinnamon ice cream, banana

Sails will cater for any dietary requirements and can easily replace dishes to meet guests' needs. Please advise of any dietary requirements in the booking form. 

Funds raised from our Cook2Cure dining events contribute to vital research for neuroblastoma childhood cancer.

Strictly limited to 70 guests. Tickets are available now at $150 per ticket.

Dinner @ Sails on Lavender Bay

For over four decades, Sails on Lavender Bay has stood as one of Sydney's enduring culinary institutions.

Nestled on the picturesque Lavender Bay foreshore, the restaurant offers uninterrupted views of Sydney's iconic city skyline, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. An ideal setting for those seeking a quintessential Sydney experience, Sails on Lavender Bay offers unparalleled dining for every occasion.

In 2016, the restaurant underwent a contemporary transformation, featuring expansive new windows that amplify the breathtaking panorama of Sydney Harbour.

Head Chef Saro Derderyan

Working with the Sails on Lavender Bay team for over 5 years, Saro Derderyan transitioned from Senior Sous Chef to the coveted role of Head Chef in 2018.

With a culinary journey that includes stints at renowned Sydney establishments such as the Boathouse at Blackwattle Bay and Foveaux in Surry Hills, Saro brings a wealth of experience to his role.

Committed to culinary excellence, Saro elevates the finest sourced produce, crafting vibrant dishes with confident flavour combinations.

Event Sponsors

We thank our friends at Mercedes-Benz North Shore for their generous sponsorship which helped make this event possible.

Cook2Cure: The Book

Cook2Cure is a fabulous collection of recipes donated by some of Australia’s top chefs and cooks in a bid to raise money for Neuroblastoma childhood cancer. 

                                        Supporting us in our mission are 48 celebrated chefs, including:
  • Alessandro Pavoni
  • Adriano Zumbo
  • Neil Perry
  • Donna Hay
  • Colin Fassnidge
  • Diana Chan
  • Matt Moran 
  • Maggie Beer 

The book features a variety of tantalising recipes for foodies to create at home.  Suitable for meat-eaters, pescatarians and vegetarians alike, dishes include; Smoked Ocean Trout Rillettes, Saffron Tagliolini, Roast Duck Fillet with Orange and Hazelnuts, and Chickpea Patties with Green Tahini and Beetroot. 

There will be a limited number of books to pre-order and collect on the day at our Sails on Lavender Bay Cook2Cure event.

For only $40, you'll receive this stunning limited-edition cookbook with 100% of the profits from the sale going directly to Neuroblastoma Australia, to help fund leading research projects to develop new, effective and kinder treatments for children with neuroblastoma cancer.

Buy, gift or share this wonderful book to get a fantastic set of recipes and donate to cause that will help so many.

If you can't join us for Cook2Cure but would still like a copy of the recipe book, or would prefer to have your book delivered, please purchase via our online shop.

Our Inspiration

COOK2CURE is dedicated to Sienna Hoffmann, a special little girl who is the inspiration behind the charity Neuroblastoma Australia.

Sienna was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she was just nine months old and endured relentless treatments. After 10 months Sienna was in remission, but sadly the cancer returned just after she turned two years old. There is currently no cure for relapsed neuroblastoma. 

Tragically Sienna passed away when she was just two and a half years old. Too many young children lose their lives to this disease – their future and the expected future of an entire family is suddenly cruelly destroyed. The only way to find answers to this disease is through research and funding.

Booking for this event has now closed.