Rockpool Foundation is serving up sweetness these holidays, by launching The Sweet Treat Project, aiming 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 New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland will be donated to the project. These delicious desserts will work with foster care agencies in each state to bring the spirit and joy of the holidays to every child in need.

Gifts could be anything from music lessons, to art supplies and sporting equipment.

Desserts in the limelight include 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 are also on the menu, and Burger Project’s soft serve desserts.

Many restaurants on Australia’s east coast are putting their hands up to participate and make a difference in the Sweet Treat Project, including Rosetta Ristorante, Spice Temple, Jade Temple, Ananas, Munich Brauhaus, Bavarian Bier Café, The Bavarian, Saké Jr and Fratelli Famous.

The cherry on top is that all who participate across the country will go in the draw to win ‘The Ultimate Summer Dining Experience’.

This experience includes 4 day passes to the 2018 Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena for two consecutive days, a $5000 Qantas voucher to use on flights and accommodation, and a $1000 voucher for Rockpool Bar & Grill at the Australian Open.

The winner will also receive a $150 meal voucher for Burger Project at the Australian Open, two $750 dining vouchers for a variety of Melbourne restaurants, and a meet and greet with Rockpool Dining Group Culinary Director, Neil Perry.

Rockpool Dining Group Chief Executive Officer Thomas Pash said every one of the Group’s restaurants is committed to making the Sweet Treat Project a success.

“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.”

Neil Perry 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.”

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