Chefs Social Responsibility Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam Report 18-21 Oct 2019

Oct 21,2019

Paris, France · 21 October 2019 · Chefs Social Responsibility Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam Report 18-21 Oct 2019

For the original version of this report and for photos of the event, download the pdf below.


Dear Passionate Chefs,


World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) Chefs Social Responsibility for Vietnam program, WCWB and Saigon Professional Chefs Guilds and 20 international chefs including WCWB Committee members traveled at their own expense to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to work on this meaningful CSR project from 18-21 October 2019. Chefs shared their "money, knowledge and time" with 600 Vietnamese children and 280 kind, passionate diners at the gala dinner.


World Chefs Without Borders is proud to announce that our 3rd Chefs Social Responsibility (CSR) for Vietnam event was held in Ho Chi Minh City from 18-20 October 2019 in conjunction with International Chefs Day. This charity event was supported by Saigon Professional Chefs Guilds. The event included a VIP Gala Fundraising Dinner for 280 guests, and cooking 600 meals for 600 students.


We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to New World Saigon Hotel for hosting our entire event, especially Chef Alexander Chong, Executive Chef of New World Saigon Hotel, who coordinated the entire CSR tour – a Malaysian chef but with a kind heart and passion towards Vietnamese people, truly representing the spirit of World Chefs Without Borders. Not forgetting all the lovely sponsors and guests that purchased gala dinner tickets, as all fund raises make a difference towards our CSR project.


The combined efforts of WCWB, SPC and sponsors contributed to (refer to pictures)

1. 600 meals served to 600 children in conjunction with Worldchefs International Chefs Day
2. Renovated library, books on shelves and upgraded school kitchen to meet the demand of cooking more food

3. Repainted and touched up the building
4. Purchased 5 desktop computers for the school library
5. Cooked gala dinner for our 280 guests
6. Funding 10 female students one-year program with the “Room to Read” organization with the New World Saigon Hotel


In conjunction with this WCWB & SPC’s CSR event, we also significantly promoted (refer to pictures)

1. Worldchefs International Chef Day
2. Celebrate Vietnamese Women Day (100 roses were presented to the women at the gala by WCWB chefs)

3. Vietnamese Young Chef Development Programme – prepared the main course of the gala dinner
4. Education on recycling by using biodegradable boxes and recycled buttons for table showpieces at the gala dinner


WCWB has always believed in sharing money if you can, sharing knowledge if not money, and spending time doing charity if you do not have either of the two. We strongly discourage you from criticizing those that perform their CSR. Instead, give support and encouragement!


We, as chefs, may not be able to change lives but we can make a difference.

We are chefs, we have no borders, and together let’s perform our Chefs Social Responsibility.


We heartfully extend our thanks to the Vietnamese for allowing World Chefs Without Borders to perform our Chefs Social Responsibility.


Willment Leong

Chairman, World Chefs without Borders

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