October 18, 2021
Penang – In conjunction with International Chef’s Day, World Chefs Without Borders and the Penang Chefs Association prepared 600 nutritious meals with U.S. agricultural products for the medical front liners at Penang and Seberang Jaya General Hospitals on Saturday, 16th October. This initiative was in collaboration with the Mutiara Food Bank and supported by U.S. trade associations.
“On behalf of U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all healthcare and frontline workers at Penang and Seberang Jaya General Hospitals. The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for everyone. We salute your commitment and generous contribution of your time and energy in caring for the needs of patients and the sacrifices you have made. These meals are a token of our appreciation in recognition of the incredible work that the medical community has done in Penang. We take this opportunity to express our appreciation and support with this meal prepared by the Penang Chefs Association and Chefs Without Borders, supported by Potatoes USA, the California Raisin Administrative Committee, and the Washington Apple Commission.” said Ambassador Brian D. McFeeters of the Embassy of the United States of America in Malaysia.
The pre-packed lunch was served to the essential workers from the two hospitals using ingredients provided by the sponsors of the event. The menu consisted of grilled chicken chop served with U.S. potato fries together with California raisin buns, vegetable raisins salad, and Washington Apples.
The event was made possible in collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mutiara Food Bank and U.S. trade associations (Potatoes USA, California Raisins Administrative Committee and Washington Apple). International Chefs Day is celebrated on October 20 each year honoring the people behind the profession and their role in educating people about healthy food.