WORLD CHEFS WITHOUT BORDERS MYANMAR TOUR FOR HUMANITY 2018 BEGINS!
YANGON, MYANMAR JUNE 9, 2018
The World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) Myanmar Tour for Humanity was launched today in Yangon as its 1st Chefs Social Responsibility global event on the 10th Anniversary since Cyclone Nargis. 60 Chefs from 24 National Member Societies of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WORLDCHEFS) have travelled to Yangon at their own expense to raise funds together with the Myanmar Chefs Association www.myanmarchefs.com and cook for zero hunger, in a world where humanity must come first.
The Tour kicked off at Pullman Hotel Yangon with a VIP Gala Dinner for 200 guests led by Chefs: Tony Khoo, Myanmar; Chef Tony Chang, Taiwan; Chef Mak Kam Kui, Hong Kong; Chef Louis Tay, Singapore; Chef Buddy Trinidad, Philippines and Chef KK Yau, Malaysia.
Special guests attending the Event included Myanmar Hotels and Tourism Union Minister, His Excellency U Ohn Maung; General Manager UBM Myanmar, Fraser Hawkes, whom has also contributed personally and will be joining the Chefs for the Tour; and the Tour partners, sponsors and supporters.
All funds raised at the dinner will go towards the Myanmar humanity aid and relief initiative led by Oliver Esser Soe Thuet, President of the Myanmar Chefs Association.
Throughout the WCWB Myanmar Tour for Humanity, Chefs will use their skills and dedication to raise awareness of those lacking sufficient resources for their communities and families.
WCWB Chairman, Willment Leong stated “Hunger should not be tolerated and the basic necessities of life must be provided to those who need our help. We have come together in Myanmar for this Tour because We Are Chefs, We Have No Borders!”
Myanmar events will continue to take place until June 13, 2018 and will include a Ground Cook Off preparing 4,000 meals at Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar and a Boat Cook Off preparing 8,000 Meal for 3 villages.
ABOUT CYCLONE NARGIS – A HISTORICAL DISASTER
Extremely severe cyclonic storm Nargis, also known as Cyclone Nargis, caused the worst natural disaster in the recorded history of Myanmar in May 2008. The destruction was catastrophic with at least 138,000 fatalities. Damage was estimated over K62,988,000,000, making it the most devastating cyclone ever recorded in this basin. Myanmar and its people are still struggling to recover its effect.
ABOUT WORLD CHEFS WITHOUT BORDERS
World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) is a global humanitarian aid initiative by WORLDCHEFS. Our mission is to support and mobilize our global network of volunteer Chefs to undertake initiatives providing education and resources to those in need and afflicted by natural disasters. Chef Ambassadors also coordinate events to grow awareness and/or raise funds for WCWB. Visit: www.worldchefswithoutborders.org
The World Association of Chefs' Societies (WORLDCHEFS) is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. We accomplish these goals through education and professional development of our international membership, through skills-building and competitions, and through sustainability and humanitarian initiatives. As an authority and opinion leader on food, WORLDCHEFS represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession. Visit: www.worldchefs.org
Willment Leong, WCWB Chairman