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.