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
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.
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