About Chefs for A Cause (CFAC)

CFAC was first organized in 2009 to raise funds for MILK (Mainly I Love Kids) and Project Happy Feet’s beneficiaries. In the inaugural event, 10 local chefs came together to whip up a three-course meal for 600 underprivileged children and contributed recipes to a cookbook – “Recipes From The Heart” which was sold allowing 100 percent of the proceeds to go towards the beneficiaries.

The second edition of CFAC was held in 2014 with support from Swissotel Merchant Court to raise funds for Children’s Cancer Foundation. 13 notable chefs, including Christopher Tan, Daniel Sia, Forest Leong, Ivan Lim, Mohammad Shahrom, Pang Kok Keong, Petrine Fan, Robin Ho, Sebastian Ng, Shen Tan, Xu Tianmu, Yen Koh and led by Jimmy Chok whipped up a total of 36 of their signature dishes to raise over S$50,000 in support of Children’s Cancer Foundation’s education and enrichment programmes.

Held at the Novotel Singapore on Stevens Hotel, the third edition of CFAC brought together 12 chefs to serve 23 of their signature dishes to raise S$70,000 in support of the SPED Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS), a programme supported by Community Chest. The SPED FAS provides financial assistance to needy students from special education (SPED) schools so that they can enjoy fully subsidized school fees, uniforms and textbooks.

About Project Happy Feet

Project Happy Feet is a Singapore-based not-for-profit organisation set up since 2009 to empower the lives of underprivileged youths and children by supporting their education and training so they may break out of poverty. Run entirely by volunteers, Project Happy Feet 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 Chefs for a Cause, and the Project Happy Feet Slipper Race in Singapore and overseas, Project Happy Feet 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.

For more information, please visit www.projecthappyfeet.org.

About South East Community Development Council

Started in 24 November 2001, South East CDC has strived to build an active and vibrant South East District where residents and stakeholders feel a strong sense of belonging. Rooted in the belief of the ‘ABCs of Community Bonding’ – Assisting the Needy, Bonding with the People and Connecting with the Community, South East CDC work closely with partners to support, facilitate and empower community-initiated projects.

Key thrusts:

  • Strengthening Social Infrastructure
  • Promoting Active Citizenry
  • Nurturing Volunteerism

Find out more at https://www.cdc.org.sg/southeast

About This Life Cambodia

This Life Cambodia’s vision is for vulnerable children, families and communities in Cambodia to be supported to access and create opportunities in this life. This Life Cambodia empowers Cambodians to make an impact on complex social justice issues, using grassroots community consultation approaches community development techniques, and strengths-based case management for direct service provision to children and families.

Find out more at http://www.thislifecambodia.org/