Matthew Butcher describes himself as ‘a lad from the country who had a dream to become a chef, set out to make it happen and is now living that dream.’ Having reached these culinary heights, Matthew is driven to use his position to inspire and help Aussie kids and families facing cancer to thrive.
Many of his dishes are inspired by his favourite childhood memories, and he knows how important a happy childhood is – the reason he’s dedicated to ensuring children facing cancer don’t miss out on one. From this insight Matthew’s inaugural Camp Quality fundraising event ‘Off the Menu’ was born. After three successful events raising over $350,000 in total, he is well and truly making those happy childhood memories a reality.
"My dad suffered from cancer and I know the effect it has on a family, so I can only imagine what the kids and their parents go through. When someone from Camp Quality asked me to join the family, I didn't think for a second. It was a straight yes. Now, here were are trying to do everything we can to keep raising funds to keep this charity growing stronger and stronger."