Good Food, Good Wine and Good Fellowship


The International Wine and Food Society (IWFS) Ipoh branch, held their annual AGM at Restaurant Lee How Fook recently. A new committee was elected under the stewardship of incoming President Leong Keng Yuen and Vice President Lee Nyit Fee, who takes on additional responsibilities as Cellar Master.

ipoh echo issue 141, International Wine and Food Society (IWFS) IpohOutgoing President Cheah Chen Kin thanked the members for their participation and support and highlighted some of the memorable events that took place during his term.

IWFS has branches all over the world and in the words of its founder Andre Simon who said in 1933: “The object of the Society is to bring together and serve all who believe that a right understanding of good food and wine is an essential part of personal contentment and health and that an intelligent approach to the pleasures and problems of the table offers far greater rewards than the mere satisfaction of appetite.”

A branch was started in Ipoh in 1996 by SeeFoon Chan-Koppen, who was a member in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur since the 1980s, and under the guidance of its first President Datuk Dr Foong Weng Sum, the society has grown to a membership of 30 and growing. The Ipoh branch welcomes new members. Those interested in good food, good wine and good fellowship, please contact Hon. Secretary Doreen Kam at: 019-5103270.