Chefs Feed the World in Times of Crisis as Part of New “World Chefs Without Borders”

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The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) launched World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) today, an initiative that quickly mobilizes chefs from around the world to provide nutritious meals and clean water in response to natural disasters and other catastrophes.

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) launched World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) today, an initiative that quickly mobilizes chefs from around the world to provide nutritious meals and clean water in response to natural disasters and other catastrophes.

“Recent tragic events, such as the category seven earthquake in Haiti, shine a light on the importance of providing nutritious meals to large populations quickly,” stated Gissur Gudmundsson, President of WACS and founder of WCWB. “World Chefs Without Borders allows us to rapidly deploy and use our professional skills to make a difference in the lives of many,”

The announcement ceremony, held in Paris, was attended by numerous renowned culinary professionals, as well as distinguished statesmen and NGO representatives. Mr. Barron Hilton, retired Chairman of Hilton Hotels Foundation, expressed his admiration and support for the program via a message read at the event: “Through their work, they will feed the most vulnerable populations of the world, in doing so they nourish both body and soul. I feel this is the highest form of charity.”

About World Chefs Without Borders

World Chefs Without Borders is a humanitarian aid initiative by The World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS). WCWB collaborates with any and all aid agencies and organisations, international, governmental and private. WCWB is an initiative impartial to race, religion, gender, political views and any other dividing concept. It aims at saving lives, alleviating suffering and restoring dignity and basic human rights by providing nutritious food and clean water to the hungry and the malnourished, in response to national as well as international situations. WCWB works with employers to ensure that volunteering chefs will have their jobs secure until their return from the field.

About the World Association of Chefs Societies

Founded in 1928 in Paris, France the World Association of Chefs Societies (http://www.worldchefs.org) is a global network of national chefs associations from 93 countries, representing over 10 million professional chefs worldwide. WACS is a non-political professional organisation dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. We accomplish these goals through education, training and professional development of our international membership. As an authority and opinion leader on food, WACS represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession.

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