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

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Vietnam, 21st October 2019




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France · 21 October 2019 
· Chefs Social Responsibility Ho Chi Minh – 
Report 18-21 Oct 2019

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


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

2. Renovated library, books on shelves and upgraded school kitchen to meet the
demand of cooking more food

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


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

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


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



Chairman, World Chefs without Borders

[email protected]

Learn more about World Chefs Without Borders at and on the WCWB Facebook page.


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. 


The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

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Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and runs the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarian & Sustainability – our Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

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