31 March 2020, Singapore - World Gourmet Summit (WGS) has rallied 21 F&B establishments to prepare a lunch treat for 1,100 healthcare staff at Sengkang General Hospital. These establishments will be preparing meals and making lunch deliveries to the hospital over the next five days.
These 1,100 meals will be delivered to the Sengkang General Hospital during lunchtime. Healthcare professionals such as doctors and nurses will be able to enjoy these delectable meals. 200 meals will be delivered to the hospital each day from 30 March to 4 April 2020.
Today, restaurants such as OPIO Kitchen & Bar, Gattopardo, Ginett Restaurant and Shabestan prepared dishes such as assorted wild mushrooms with barley risotto, Branzino alla Siciliana, Ginett’s signature rotisserie chicken served and rice and chicken kubideh set with rice for these healthcare staff.
“Our healthcare professionals have been working extremely hard to save the lives of those battling the virus. We hope to be able to do our part and show our appreciation to them for keeping us safe,” said Mr Ricky Ng, Managing Director, Blue Lotus Group. His restaurant is one of the F&B establishments preparing meals as part of this charity drive.
At the event, the WGS team also announced the postponement of dates for the annual festival which usually takes place in April 2020. WGS has been rescheduled to take place in August this year instead.
Mr Peter Knipp, CEO, Peter Knipp Holdings Pte Ltd who manages and curates the annual WGS and World Gourmet Awards and Ricky Ng, Managing Director, Blue Lotus Group engaged in a dialogue session at the event.
The sharing covered the impact of the virus outbreak on F&B businesses and how these businesses should respond in light of the current situation.
“During the SARS outbreak, we were one of the few companies to continue with WGS. We will strive to do the same this year. We have postponed the festival and will follow government recommendations and implement the necessary measures to ensure that everyone is safe while having a good time later this year,” said Mr Peter Knipp, CEO, Peter Knipp Holdings Pte Ltd.