Four hundred and fifty meals a day, seven days a week. Private members’ club, Straits Clan, in collaboration with The Lo & Behold Group is teaming up with Singapore’s MICHELIN-star restaurant chefs Julien Royer, Keirin Buck, Shigeru Koizumi and many more, to bring meals to migrant workers at the Goldmine Energy Tuas Factory-Converted Dormitory (FCD). Sharing their expertise and recipes, these top chefs are lending a helping hand to the Straits Clan Community Kitchen to serve food to migrant workers throughout the Circuit Breaker period.
The culinary team of chefs and volunteer staff members will work within stipulated guidelines for the current restrictions on public movement. The meals are specially created to provide well-balanced and nutritious meals to workers, with a taste of home. Some of the dishes include South Indian Soup, Vegetable Kheema, and an assortment of familiar chutneys and condiments. To minimize cost and achieve the meal target per day, the group is collaborating with Ugly Food, an initiative aimed at transforming excess food waste into healthy and delectable food products via the process of Cosmetic Filtering.
Chefs dish out packets of rice with vegetables and condiments (Photo Credit: Straits Clan)
Migrant workers recently emerged as a community in crucial need of food support. The effort is funded by generous donations and contributions through the #HOMEFORALL fundraiser, led by the Collective of Migrant Efforts (COME), Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach (AGWO) and more than ten other NGOs and government agencies.