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World Gourmet Summit 2017 Raises over S$1.1 Million for National Kidney Foundation Charity Gala Dinner

7 APRIL 2017 (SINGAPORE) – Celebrating the World Gourmet Summit’s (WGS) brilliant 21st year run and the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) milestone 48th anniversary, over 460 guests and Guest of Honour Minister forforfor Heath, Mr Gan Kim Yong gathered for WGS signature charity gala dinner at Swissôtel The Stamford on 6 April 2017.

A record of over S$1.1 million was raised to aid NKF’s on-going commitment to providing care for needy kidney patients and raising public awareness of kidney disease prevention. With Singapore having one of the highest kidney failure cases, this support is integral to bringing life and hope to needy patients.

NKF expressed its heartfelt appreciation to all the sponsors and partners, who generously contributed to the charity auction during the event. A special note of gratitude was also extended to the organiser of the World Gourmet Summit for making the Charity Gala Dinner a resounding success.

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Guests were served award-winning dishes during an exquisite dinner, which was an outstanding collaboration of some of Singapore’s top culinary stars. The menu of canapés and five courses were created to the overarching theme of “Better Lives” by Chef Kirk Westaway from JAAN, awarded a one-Michelin star by Singapore Michelin Guide 2016; Robert Stirrup, Swissôtel The Stamford’s Director of Culinary Operations; the Singapore National Culinary Team, IKA Culinary Olympics 2016 overall  Champions; and the Singapore National Young Chefs Team, champions of inaugural Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Young Chefs Challenge 2016 in Abu Dhabi. A vegetarian menu inspired by the splendour of India’s Maharajas was also specially created for this WGS signature event by Chef Javed Ahamad of Singapore’s premier Indian restaurant Punjab Grill.

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Funds for the NKF Charity Gala Dinner were raised through table sales, cash donations and silent and live auctions held during the dinner, all of which contribute towards the continuous provision of dialysis treatment, the education and prevention efforts to raise awareness and curb the rise of kidney diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, which are the leading causes of kidney failure. All items auctioned were made possible by the generous WGS sponsors and included:

Sponsors
Alati
Artemis Grill
AV Intelligence
BOCA
Carrey Hill Events
Ferrari Food + Wine
Gallo
Green Chef
IndoChine Group
JR Asia
Kaluga Queen
KitchenAid
La Terre
Luzerne Pte Ltd
Marina Mandarin Singapore
Miele Pte Ltd
Moët Hennessy Diageo
Newby S.E. Asia Pte Ltd
One Farrer Hotel & Spa
Samadhi Retreats
Singapore Chefs Association
Small Luxury Hotels of the World Management Ltd
Top Wines
Turkish Airlines

Partners
Acqua Panna & S.Pellegrino
AV Intelligence
Bridor
Ekro
Lescure
Newby S.E. Asia Pte Ltd
Sunfresh
Weiss
Wine Partners
Cellar Sellers
Crystal Wines
Ferrari Food + Wine
JR Asia

Peter A. Knipp, CEO of PKH Pte Ltd, which manages and curates the annual World Gourmet Summit, added, “The World Gourmet Summit is a keen supporter of The National Kidney Foundation and we are proud to contribute towards their continuous efforts to help needy patients and spread awareness of kidney disease prevention. Whilst WGS continues to deliver the very best in the world of gastronomy, it is an equally important vehicle for giving back to the community, an initiative that we firmly commit to for all WGS editions.”

Information on WGS and all WGS 2017 events is available on http://www.worldgourmetsummit.com/. All reservations can be made online via reservation partner Chope through the WGS website.

For media inquiries, contact:
Shasikala Kalai Silvan
Senior Brand Consultant
HEAT Branding
Email : shasi@heatbranding.com
Contact Number : +65 9770 7821

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