World Chefs Without Borders Raising Funds For Philippines
by Clover Ng
@ 22 Nov 2013
More or less like doctors without borders, the humanitarian arm of WORLDCHEFS; World Chefs Without Borders, has raised more than USD$23,470 within a week to relieve the worries of those who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines. With 4,000 and more reported dead, the death toll is still rising with bodies unclaimed and survivors roaming in search of food for survival. When the World Association of Chefs Societies received news of this calamity, chefs associations from around the world have pledged monetary support with Le Toque Blanche Philippines, led by Chef Jay Gamboa working with Red Cross to ensure the fund are appropriately channelled. Judges at the Food & Hotel China held in Shanghai have also made donations collectively to raise about USD$5,440, where half of the proceeds go to Typhoon Haiyan and the other half to the Shanghai Orphanage. the President of WORLDCHEFS, Gissur Gudmundsson shares that "We are one united body, and there is truly no borders in the chef profession."