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WCWB Americas in Aid 2019 Promotes a Chef's Social Responsibility

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09th April 2019

Paris, France · 9 April 2019: WCWB Americas in Aid 2019 Promotes a Chef’s Social Responsibility

World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) recently held Americas in Aid 2019 in conjunction with host American Culinary Federation (ACF) Tampa Bay Chapter in Florida, USA. 

As part of the WCWB Chef’s Social Responsibility, the first event was held at St. Vincent de Paul Community Kitchen in Clearwater. ACF National President Stafford DeCambra joined the WCWB Committee Members, ACF Tampa Bay Chapter members and Fort Harrison chefs to serve over 250 meals at the shelter. The chefs also distributed take away meal packs and dental hygiene kits donated and organized through the ACF Tampa Bay Chapter.

The Americas in Aid 2019 Fundraiser Dinner held at Fort Harrison Hotel featured global and regional specialties prepared by all the visiting WCWB, ACF Tampa Bay Chapter and Fort Harrison chefs who volunteered for this event. The Dinner raised US$40,000 for WCWB and will provide necessary assistance for those in need and requiring disaster aid relief. Special recognition goes to Global Power & Gas for their considerable financial contribution.

ACF Tampa Bay Chapter President Rene Marquis CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC, stated, “The ACF Tampa Bay Chapter has had a humbling experience by having WCWB visit our area. It has been an amazing week and we look forward to any more opportunities that may come our way.”

WCWB Chairman Willment Leong stated, “Chefs all over the world are encouraged to consider a Chef’s Social Responsibility (CSR) by volunteering their skills in local communities and joining us abroad for aid and relief efforts whenever possible. Together, we can make a difference and set an example for all chefs world-wide.”

Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler stated, “It was a great experience to once again work together with WCWB and all the chefs who participated in Americas in Aid 2019.  On behalf of Worldchefs, I would like to thank the WCWB Committee members and ACF Tampa Bay Chapter members with special recognition to President Rene Marquis for hosting and organizing these events.”


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. To learn more and to donate to our projects, visit: 

For additional information, contact Willment Leong, WCWB Chairman, at [email protected].



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