Sixteen kids from various homes in Ipoh were invited for cooking lessons at Ben & Lynette Cafe on August 25 by Ayam Brand via its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.
The nationwide charity campaign has been running for the past eight years and has benefitted more than fourteen thousand people from various charity organisations. This year, Ayam Brand will be donating their famous line of products such as tuna, mackerel, kernel corn, processed peas, peach slices and baked beans to 48 charity homes across Malaysia.
The children from Pusan Jagaan Nurul Iman, Praise Boys and Girls Home, Rumah Anak Yatim Yayasan Amanah An-Nur Maisarah and Spastic Orphanage Home were given a chance to cook pizza, puff, sandwiches and sushi using Ayam Brand’s products with the guidance of Chef Loke from T-Garden Cooking School.
“This is a good experience for me and my friends. We know how to cook fried rice and sunny-side eggs but never knew baking pizza and making tuna puffs would be easy too,” said Muhd Arif Aswad Bin Zaidi, aged 10 from Yayasan Amanah An-Nur Maisarah, Chemor.
Ayam Brand representative, Ms Marie-Magali Falcos who was at the affair believes that the campaign is an ideal platform for children to gain exposure to culinary skills.
“The Kids Can Cook campaign was launched by Ayam Brand to invite children from participating charity homes, to learn how to cook simple, well-balanced, nutritious meals using Ayam Brand’s products. Cooking promotes literacy by introducing new words to young children,” added Ms Falcoz.