A few weeks ago, The Food Sauce team got hands on and stuck in to volunteer at Wok 1000 that took place at Borough Market.
Wok 1000, is the brain child of TV celebrity chef Jeremy Pang, whom took action after learning about Planzheros co-founder Lottie Henley’s story of poverty and extreme hunger during her time at a displaced camp following the end of World War II.
The aim of Wok 1000 is to not only make 1000 meals for the homeless as well as individuals living in poverty, there is also another crucial meaning behind the occasion to help raise awareness with the help of local businesses to combat the problem malnutrition in London and throughout UK.
Jeremy joined forces with Planzheroes to help create an event different to others by raising money, awareness working with organisations in donating much needed supplies and meals all under one roof.
Jeremy says, “Sharing has always been at the heart of Asian cooking and as a chef I am no stranger to making quantities of food. We simply had to find a way of managing this with the right facilities in London”
So armed with 20 volunteers and over 100 businesses all sourced throughout London, I got the opportunity to demonstrate my culinary skills cooking 3 different recipes which were then packed and set to a variety of London charities through the Planzheroes network.
Due to the huge success of Wok 1000, this has enabled School of Wok (Jeremy Pang’s cooking school) to incorporate CSR programs for businesses as part of their regular offering.
I love the whole ethos behind Wok for 1000. What Jeremy and his team are doing is truly remarkable.
All profits from the event were donated to charity Planzhereos
I not only went away with some culinary skills but gained an insight into Jeremy’s team of SUPERHEROES.
I cannot wait to get stuck into the fun and games at next years event
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