This was posted on FohBoh.com today - the largest social network for the restaurant industry. The relief workers and citizens of Haiti could probably use some coffee and tea right about now. Please share this information with your culinary friends.
This is an alert seeking Chef Volunteers willing to work in field kitchens in Haiti.
Over the past 72 hours I've been networking with:
U.N. World Food Programme
American Culinary Federation
FohBoh (Michael Atkinson, CEO)
Share Our Strength (Billy Shore, Deb Shore and Ashley Graham)
People Report (Joni Doolin, CEO)
Fast Casual (Paul Barron, CEO)
U.S. Department of Defense (Col. David Lapan, USMC, Chief Public Affairs Officer)
U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps (Lt. Col. Samuel Russell, QM, Chief of Commanding Generals Office)
Sodexo (USA and China)
I've had direct conversations with the above entities. Some of these conversations have led to this call being shared with the Executive Board of the National Restaurant Association, McDonalds Corporate Office, Chefs for Humanity and the U.S. White House Office of the First Lady.
The next two to three weeks in Haiti will see prepackaged ready-to-eat meals being distributed. Then, transition will occur to actual food preparation in the field. The field will be extremely challenging.
Specifics have not been solidified at this time - but I encourage anyone interested in volunteering to leave a comment here to this blogpost.
The full conversation/dialogue/concept has been documented at Chalkboarder here