Marriott International collaborates with the Culinary Diplomacy Project
Five celebrity chefs and five hotel teams got together for a charitable food festival in Amman
Marriott International properties in Jordan collaborated with chef driven organisation, The Culinary Diplomacy Project for ‘Feast of Five’, a street food festival, through which they raised fudns for the King Hussain Cancer Foundation.
During the charitable event at the Amman Marriott Hotel, American celebrity chefs, Amanda Freitag, Duff Goldman, Art Smith, Marc Murphy and Mary Sue Milliken paired up with Marriott’s chefs in Jordan to exchange and share recipes and prepare a culinary experience for 500 guests.
‘Feast of Five’ raised approximately $14,000 for the King Hussain Cancer Foundation.
Guests were served dishes of five different types of cuisines from around the world. The event also featured live entertainment and activities.
Marriott Hotels in Jordan’s GM, Philip Papadopoulos commented: “We continue to support initiatives that elevate travel’s role in spurring cultural understanding, which is why we’re proud to work with The Culinary Diplomacy Project to demonstrate the potential of food to bring communities together. This initiative was not only a platform for the participating chefs and hotel teams to learn from each other but also a great opportunity for us to raise funds and support the amazing work being done at the King Hussain Cancer Foundation.”
The Culinary Diplomacy Project’s founder, Lauren Bernstein said: “At The Culinary Diplomacy Project, we believe that food is a common ground that connects all. This couldn’t have been more true here in Jordan where we were welcomed into the homes of Jordanians and Syrians to cook together, laugh together and form relationships that will last well beyond our visit.”
The ‘Feast of Five’ initiative supports the 12th edition of Road to Awareness - Marriott International’s annual associate fundraising campaign.