November 18, 2013

A message from Philippines Chefs Association

Dear Chefs and Friends,


Thank you all for your concern and generosity.  We truly appreciate your support.


Just to give you an update,  President Aquino has said that relief efforts have reached all the affected villages and towns as of Saturday.  We all hoped it was sooner but the destruction is too far and wide and almost impossible to comprehend.  But spirits are high and everyone is pitching in and doing their share to help each other.  Just like all of you, our WACS brothers and sisters coming together to help us.


We have decided that the WCWB Aid Fund for the Philippines with be used to rebuild homes lost in the storm.  We will be partnering with Gawad Kalinga (GK) in Cebu Province and hopefully the fund can build over 100 homes for those displaced by the super typhoon.


Currently, LTB Philippines member chefs are supporting feeding efforts at the Villamor airbase where evacuees from Leyte are arriving at the rate of 3000 per day.  In a couple of days, chef Reggie Aspiras will set up a mobile kitchen to cook hot fresh food for the evacuees.  LTB Philippines chefs have also pledged to send cooks to help.  Chef Raki Urbina in Cebu has been serving hot meals to evacuees at the Cebu Airbase since last week.


Again, thank you for your support, it is greatly appreciated.



J. Gamboa 

LTB Philippines Chefs Association

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