SAN FRANCISCO– On December 10, 2012, the Asian Chefs Association and Chinese American Community Foundation will host this year’s Chefs Without Borders Holiday Lunch and Dinner at GLIDE. The annual event brings together award-winning chefs and over 100 Asian American community volunteers to serve a free lunch and dinner for 2,500 of GLIDE’s community of disadvantaged clients. Lunch will be served from 11:30am – 2:30pm; dinner is 3:30pm- 5:30pm at GLIDE, 330 Ellis at Taylor in San Francisco.
“The service has become a wonderful tradition at GLIDE and people tell us they look forward to it every year. It’s a great way to start the season of giving,” said Khai Duong, former Executive Chef at Ana Mandara and co-founder of Chefs Without Borders.
Under the direction of Duong and Chef Lawrence Chu, also a co-founder of Chefs Without Borders, members of the Asian Chefs Association and volunteers will prepare an Asian fusion meal to serve on December 10. The meal includes Chef Chu’s specially made sweet & sour meatballs, roasted chicken and vegetable dishes with Chef Duong’s gourmet sauces, spring rolls generously provided by Victor Lu of Dong Vinh Restaurant Equipment and Supplies in San Jose, and locally made cookies.
“It’s a lot of work to prepare quality Asian meals for an event like this, but the chefs love this opportunity to give back,” said Chu, whose patrons at Chef Chu’s typically include Silicon Valley’s most elite.
“We are grateful for the kindness, compassion and creativity of the Asian Chefs Association,” said GLIDE founding president Janice Mirikitani. “The Chefs Without Borders Holiday Lunch and Dinner showcases the diversity and love that you find everyday at GLIDE,” continued GLIDE’s Minister of Liberation Reverend Cecil Williams.
This is the 8th year that the Asian Chefs Association will have hosted the event, and will be joined for the first time by the Chinese American Community Foundation. “As a new foundation, we are honored to co-host such an established event,” said CACF co-founder David Lei. “It represents everything that we’re trying to achieve: community groups working together in innovative ways to serve the disadvantaged.”
About the Asian Chefs Association
The Asian Chefs Association aims to create a community for Asian culinary professionals and their supporters to promote, elevate and inspire the art of Asian cooking. By sharing the knowledge and resources of its members, the ACA hopes to foster a dynamic community that nurtures new chefs and spreads public awareness of Asian-inspired cuisine. Its charitable arm, Chefs Without Borders, provides a means for culinary and hospitality professionals to give back to the community through special events and projects.
About the Chinese American Community Foundation
The Chinese American Community Foundation is committed to building a healthy, vibrant and engaged Chinese American community. The Foundation supports initiatives that promote philanthropy, volunteerism, and the creation of a donor community that advances innovative solutions to challenging problems. Drawing on the experiences of community and business leaders, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support the growth of a permanent fund that engages donors to strengthenChinese American community and the Bay Area community-based organizations that serve them.
For more information about the Chinese American Community Foundation, please call (415) 470-9197 or visitwww.chineseamericancf.org.