Paris, France · 22 January 2020 · Chefs Social Responsibility Cook for 350 Patients in Myanmar
A letter from Oliver E Soe Thet, MCA chairman:
“Thank YOU METRO Myanmar, all Volunteers the Chefs of Monywa, Nay Pyi Taw & Rakhine for this wonderful CSR cooking in much ancient setting, on a wonderful day in deep central Myanmar.
WCWB – MCA Myanmar Chefs from Nay Pyi Taw, Monywa & Rakhine gathered at Monywa fresh market at 6:00 am then to the Monastery and added the fresh Items as well chicken from Monywa Social Volunteer Group and Mother & Child Association with Sagain State Social Minister’s wife hands on supporting at side and supporting the World Chefs Without Borders – Myanmar to create a well Myanmar Traditional Menu. METRO Myanmar sponsored with chili powder & flakes, cashew Nuts, chili Sauce and tapioca flour for this morning. The program was to feed 350 plastic surgery patients and family members – meals to all supporting Hospital OPT and Ward staff and Drs,– for lunch as well dinner (as daily arranged between 18.1. and 31.1.2020 through WCWB & German Interplast free operation arrangements ). METRO also provided best Myanmar Rice for 2400 portion been implemented.
Nay Pyi Taw MCA Chairman Chef Romeo Thu leading the initiative for deep central Myanmar charity cooking with his member Chefs Soe Thet & Zaw Myo Aung, Monywa MCA Cooperation partner Chef Naung Oo Lwin of Galaxy Restaurant,- Oliver E Soe Thet from Sweet Ngapali Beach & R-MCA with many quick hands peeling onions, potatoes and made a roasted capsicum mash by hand (only ancient cooking tools were available ),- same from much onions and Monywa region tomatoes cooked at same time as the Ginger & Curcuma marinated chicken on hot wood fires as the time available was a challenge. The METRO sponsored cashew nuts added in for sweetness and rich body. The extra fresh green chili Chef Romeo added reminded me more on a great hot rakhine cuisine curry – well done well cooked and in time 10:30 am many volunteer hands packed the rich meal decorated with fresh coriander.
The Nay Pyi Taw chefs took the liberty and drive all way, over 7 hours from Nay Pyi Taw to Monywa for this CSR World Chef Without Borders mission and after serving the nutrition rich meal, ZERO Food Waste – taken what was available only and than back 7 hours for duty at Parkroyal Hotel Nay Pyi Taw.
Ma Khet Khet, MCA secretary arranged than with all volunteer groups and all rescue teams & cars the distribution. To the happiness of all with over 1200 soft drink tins as Mirinda, strawberry& lemon drinks also sponsored by METRO Myanmar which contributed to this special Chefs CSR lunch alone with over 787.000 Kyat food and beverages. Helped best to make 350 to 400 people happy with a great taste meal and further more with some cooking lessons on modern, healthy and nutrition rich way of cooking, with quality food products Myanmar sourced by METRO Myanmar.
Thank YOU to METRO Myanmar, all Volunteers and the Chefs of Monywa, Nay Pyi Taw & Rakhine for this wonderful CSR cooking in a much ancient setting, on a wonderful day in deep central Myanmar.”
Oliver E Soe Thet, MCA chairman
World Chefs Without Borders, Global Board, Monywa 22.1.2020