The NZ Chefs Association has raised $NZD15919.52 in support of Cyclone Winston.
Cyclone Winston inflicted extensive damage on many islands and killed 44 people. Communications were temporarily lost with at least six islands, with some remaining isolated more than two days after the storm's passage. A total of 40,000 homes were damaged or destroyed and approximately 350,000 people—roughly 40 percent of Fiji's population—were significantly impacted by the storm. Total damage from Winston amounted to US$1.4 billion.
The cheque was presented to the Fiji Chefs Association for funding relief at the NZ Chefs National Culinary Competitions
Says Chef Murray Dick, Continental Director of Pacific Rim, “We want to thank World Chefs without borders and the whole chef community for all the tireless work that was done."