CCRA 1919 Food Bank

Cook Alongside Chef André Chiang at RAW Taipei
  • You will get to bring a friend along for the masterclass led by Chef André
  • In the masterclass, you and your friend will learn about local ingredients, how they affect dish design and hands-on cooking
  • One (1) autographed cookbook “Octaphilosophy”
  • One (1) personalized chef apron
  • Dine with Chef André at RAW's chef table 
  • Each donation comes with a random LUMIN™ which grants bonus entries for other experiences.
  • Support CCRA 1919 Food Bank in helping underprivileged families in need.
Aug 21, 2022
Oct 27, 2022
Taipei, Taiwan
October 31, 2022
André Chiang

World-renowned chef André Chiang is the founder and creative director of RAW, Restaurant ANDRE, Burnt Ends, Bincho, MeatSmith, Porte 12, The Bridge, Zen, Sichuan Moon, and One Tree Hill. In 2018, he returned to Taiwan to operate his restaurant, Taipei RAW, which has garnered accolades including being named the best restaurant in Taiwan by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. 

Taiwanese-born chef André Chiang started his culinary career when he moved to the south of France at age 15. After 15 years of training under the masters of French Nouvelle cuisine such as Pierre Gagnaire, Pascal Barbot, Jacques & Laurent Pourcel, and Michel Troisgros, today Chef André is one of the most influential Chefs in the World. 

Chef André has researched how our capacity to taste food is influenced by our memory banks, through the personal experiences we acquire over time. This has led him to develop a culinary principle – OCTAPHILOSOPHY – based on eight primary characteristics: Unique, Texture, Memory, Pure, Terroir, Salt, South and Artisan – the backbone of his creative culinary process.

CCRA 1919 Food Bank

Launched in 2010, the 1919 Food Bank program furthers the effect and impact of CCRA work to help Taiwan's poorest and most disadvantaged overcome adversity, reorient their lives, and become productive, positive members of society. 1919 Service Center volunteers deliver 1919 Food Bank care packages directly to the homes of those in need. 

This enhances the effect of CCRA outreach efforts and avoids the need for low-income families to expend their limited resources on travel to and from distribution centers. At the end of Mar. 2022, through the 805 1919 Food Bank service centers across Taiwan, issued a total of 258,234 Food packages, helping 58,461 families. 

The total value of the goods is more than 662 million NTD. Since 2015, a total of 13 1919 physical stores have been established, serving an average of 600 vulnerable families per month.