Bali Culinary Professionals (BCP) - the professional organization for the island's chefs, joined forces with the Bali Safari and Marine Park on Nov 12, 2009, to host over 100 underprivileged kids in a dual celebration of International Chefs Day and the Second Anniversary of the Bali Safari & Marine Park.
A day dedicated to professional chefs around the world, International Chefs Day
is traditionally celebrated by chefs spending the day in service to their surrounding communities.
"This year we decided to treat some local children to a day out at the Safari park. As the park was also planning an orphans' day to celebrate their second anniversary, we felt it would be great to combine the events and it turned out so well we are considering making it an annual event," said Darren Lauder, BCP's
Vice President and Executive Chef of Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa.
Safari adventures, the park's famous elephant show, games, prizes and a wildly popular cake decorating competition provided the children from four of Bali's orphanages with some long overdue fun and laughs.
The kid's day began with a Safari Adventure – a motorized trip through the park's extensive animal collection before bringing them to Kampung Gajah
where an elephant show was staged while the children were treated to snacks and drinks. The kids were also given a chance to take to the stage to perform songs and dances for the other groups who joined the fun day out.
Later, the kids put the finishing touches on a large birthday cake cooked by the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa
that was presented to the Park on the occasion of its 2nd birthday.
Before the day ended, all the children were given gifts donated by various sponsors including The Bali Safari and Marine Park
and Travel Works Communications International.
Other sponsors for the day included Sukanda Djaya
who donated all the Diamond Ice Creams
and juices, Bapak Bakery
and Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa.
The more than 100 children invited to the Park came from the following Bali orphanages: Yappenatim Gianyar. Dharma jati Trenggeli, Elisama Seseatan
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