Chefs For A Cause (CFAC), a signature culinary event organised by Project Happy Feet (PHF), returns this July to support education of underprivileged children. Held at the
unique meeting and event space HUONE in Clarke Quay, the fourth edition of CFAC features 14 well-known local chefs teaming up together to whip up their signature dishes2 on 7 July 2019 – all for a good cause of empowering lives through culinary arts!
Entirely sponsored by participating chefs, sponsors and volunteers, 100% of the proceeds for the event will go directly towards supporting education programmes for underprivileged children under the care of South East CDC and This Life Cambodia.
- 80% of the proceeds will be channelled to a School Life Fund @ South East CDC to be launched by Mayor Dr Mohamad Maliki bin Osman during the event to support the needs at school of underprivileged students from mainstream primary and secondary schools, as well as underprivileged special needs students attending special needs schools to learn skills so they can make a living
- 20% of the proceeds will be donated to This Life Cambodia towards supporting access to secondary school education in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Initiated by Chef Jimmy Chok from JC Concepts, this year’s event sees the return of familiar (chef) faces as well as newcomers. Besides Chef Jimmy Chok, participating chefs include returning chefs Pang Kok Keong (Sugar Daddy Group), Daniel Sia (The White Rabbit), Daniel Tay (Foodgnostic and Old Seng Choong), Ho Chan Fei (One Degree 15), Forest Leong (Sam Leong @ Forest), Louis Tay (Aston Group), Phillip Lee (Indoguna), Xu Tianmu (Project Chef), Anderson Ho (Snorre Food), Robert Chan (PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road), as well as new faces such as Benjamin Tan (The White Rabbit), Ken Zhang (Warehouse Hotel), and Then Chui Foong (Euraco Finefood).
“I am truly heartened to see the generosity displayed by local chefs, who selflessly contribute their time, money and resources to create delicious food for this meaningful event,” says Chef Jimmy Chok.
“Uniting us all through the appreciation of good food, I hope Chefs For A Cause can inspire Singaporeans to actively give back to the society, giving the less privileged children an equal opportunity to a proper education.”
This year’s CFAC presents an enticing array of 13 interesting Asian-inspired and classic western dishes that showcase the culinary flair of the chefs. From delectable savoury dishes such as the Braised Thai Vermicelli with Prawns and Chicken Bulgogi Taco to local-favourite desserts such as the Durian Puff and Crème Brulee Souffle Pancakes, patrons can expect a hearty gourmet meal that does not skimp on flavours. Patrons can also look forward to a special dish prepared by the Guest-of-Honour Dr Mohamad Maliki bin Osman, who has volunteered to help out with the fundraising effort.
South East CDC To Launch South East School Life Fund At CFAC
Started in 2001, South East Community Development Council (CDC) has long dedicated itself towards reaching out to the vulnerable groups of the society, initiating and managing programmes in collaboration with community and corporate partners to nurture a vibrant and self-reliant community.
Dr Mohamad Maliki bin Osman, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence & Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mayor of South East District will be launching the School Life Fund @ South East, a fund set up to offer financial assistance to underprivileged students from primary and secondary schools, as well as students with special needs at this year’s CFAC. Vocational training will also be provided to impart the students with relevant skillsets useful for future employment.
“Linked by a singular goal of empowering the needy, South East CDC shares the same mission with Chefs For A Cause. We are glad to find a compassionate group of chefs, sponsors, volunteers and donors who are committed to enriching the lives of the underprivileged children. There is a beautiful sense of collaboration of everyone coming together to help out amidst their busy schedules. I believe with our collective efforts, we can make a tangible difference in shaping a better future for these children and enable them to achieve their aspirations and pursue their goals,” says Dr Maliki.
Dr Maliki will grace the event as the Guest-of-Honor to launch the South East School Life Fund. At the event, he will also be doing a “live” demo of Chicken Rendang with Mantou and Acar, where portions of the dish will be auctioned off to further contribute to the fund.
Celebrating 10 Years of Project Happy Feet
This year’s CFAC is made special as it coincides with the 10th anniversary of PHF, a local not-for profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of children through education since 2009. Run entirely by volunteers, PHF identifies meaningful and sustainable education-related initiatives and programmes run by local non-profit organisations, fund-raises for these programmes, and supports capacity building of these organisations. To date, through fund-raising initiatives such as CFAC, and the PHF Slipper Race in Singapore and overseas, PHF has raised in excess of SGD 1 million and channelled 100% of funds raised to benefit thousands of children and youth in Singapore, Vietnam,
Cambodia, Philippines, India and Nepal.
“This year, Chefs For A Cause holds an extra special meaning for us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Project Happy Feet. Looking back at the milestone we have reached, I am humbled to say that it has been a fulfilling journey filled with so much purpose. I would like to thank all the chefs, volunteers, and sponsors who believe in our cause and continue our efforts in supporting the less privileged youths and children across Asia. Chefs For A Cause has touched the lives of many, and we strive to make a positive lasting impact for those who need our help,” says Deborah Chew, Co-Founder of PHF.
Admission tickets for CFAC 2019 are available for reservations now through the event’s official website – http://cfac.projecthappyfeet.org/
- Early Bird Coupon, priced at S$50 each, includes admission for one and comes with 5 food portions*
- Normal Entry Coupon, which will be available on event day, will admit one and allow for four food portions*
- Those who need more food can purchase the Foodie Coupon which includes 5 food portions* or $50 equivalent of food and food products
- Children under 12 admits for free
*Each food portion is priced at $10