November 29, 2017

World Chefs Without Borders Launches Myanmar Tour for Humanity

PARIS, November 29, 2017:  World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) announced today that on the 10th Anniversary since Cyclone Nargis, 100 Chefs from the World Association of Chefs Societies (WORLDCHEFS) will travel to Myanmar at their own expense to raise funds for those in need.

Passionate Chefs will unite with the Myanmar Chefs Association and cook for zero hunger, in a world where humanity must come first.  Chefs will also 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 will join together in Myanmar for We Are Chefs, We Have No Borders!”

Myanmar events will take place from June 9 to 13, 2018 and will include a Ground Cook Off preparing 5,000 meals, a Boat Cook Off preparing 5,000 Meals, assembling 10,000 relief packs, and a VIP Gala Dinner for 200 guests. All funds raised will go towards the Myanmar humanity aid and relief initiative.


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.


ABOUT WORLDCHEFS                        

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.




Willment Leong, WCWB Chairman

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