Chefs Of World Leaders And InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts Feed New York's Hungry Like Royalty To Shine A Spotlight On

Chefs Of World Leaders And InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts Feed New York's
              Hungry Like Royalty To Shine A Spotlight On Hunger

Sixteen InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties to feature special "Fit
for Royalty" menu with proceeds benefiting local food banks

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 24, 2013

NEW YORK, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
brand and members of Le Club des Chefs de Chefs (C.C.C.) -- the organization
of chefs to the world's Heads of State -- are in New York serving the city's
hungry dishes that are literally fit for a king. Engaging in "diplomacy
through gastronomy", 20 personal chefs of the world's presidents, prime
ministers, kings, queens and princes are partnering with the InterContinental
New York Barclay Hotel's Executive Chef Serge Devesa and City Harvest to serve
lunch to more than 200 New Yorkers in need at the Xavier Mission, located at
55 W 15th Street in New York on Saturday, July 27.

The recipes being prepared, which are not necessarily haute cuisine, provide a
view of home-style cooking from the first families of the world. Ten dishes
created by the personal chefs of the President of the United States, the Queen
of England, Queen of Denmark, Chancellor of Germany, President of India, Prime
Minister of Canada, Prince of Monaco – and other world leaders recipes will be
featured at the luncheon.

Le Club des Chefs de Chefs, the InterContinental New York Barclay – a leader
in sustainable hospitality and the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand – a
premiere host for traveling heads of state and their delegations are
sponsoring the lunch at Xavier Mission, and through this philanthropic
project, they aim to highlight the importance of hunger alleviation.

During the week of July 29th, 16 InterContinental properties' restaurants in
the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica and Argentina will feature the dishes as part of
a special "Fit for Royalty" menu. A portion of the proceeds from this menu
will be donated to local food banks in participating hotels' cities. The
initiative will allow our guests to not only get a taste of the favorite
recipes from prominent dignitaries from around the world but also draw
attention to the important borderless issue of hunger.

The 20 visiting Chefs of World Leaders include:

  oCristeta Pasia COMERFORD: Chef to President Barack Obama of the United
    States of America
  oChristian GARCIA: Club President - Chef to His Highness Prince Albert II
    of Monaco
  oMark FLANAGAN: Club Vice President - Chef to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
    II of Great Britain
  oMachindra KASTURE: Chef to President Pranab Kumar Mukherjee of India
  oJesper VOLLMER: Chef to Her Majesty the Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
  oTimothy WASYLKO: Chef to Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada
  oBernard VAUSSION: Chef to President Francois Hollande of France
  oUlrich KERZ: Chef to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany
  oGregor ZIMMERMANN: Chef in charge of the official receptions of
  oCatzola PIETRO & Santangelo GIOVANNI: Chefs to President Giorgio
    Napolitano and the Quirinale Palace of Italy
  oAnton Brinsley Rohan FERNANDOPULLE: Chef in charge of official receptions
    of Sri Lanka
  oThe Great Hall of the People in Beijing - Represented by two of its chefs
  oShalom KADOSH: Chef in charge of the Official Receptions of Israel
  oNorbert KOSTNER: Chef in charge of official receptions of His Majesty King
    Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand
  oIsto TAHVANAINEN: Chef to President Sauli Niinisto of the Republic of
  oGrzegorz RZESZOTARSKI: Chef to President Bronislaw Komorowski of Republic
    of Poland
  oRupert SCHNAIT: Chef in charge of the official receptions of Austria
  oCharles Ferrier RICHARDSON: Chef to President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon

For directions to participating InterContinental Hotels, please see details

  oInterContinental Boston
  oInterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
  oInterContinental Buenos Aires
  oInterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
  oInterContinental Cleveland
  oInterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland
  oInterContinental Dallas
  oInterContinental Miami
  oInterContinental New York Barclay
  oInterContinental New York Times Square
  oInterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
  oInterContinental San Francisco
  oInterContinental Toronto Yorkville
  oInterContinental Toronto Centre
  oReal InterContinental San Jose
  oThe Willard InterContinental

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Club des Chefs des Chefs (CCC)
The Club des Chefs des Chefs (CCC) was founded at the restaurant Paul Bocuse,
the legendary temple of gastronomy, in Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or in 1977, in the
presence of a number of personal chefs of heads of state. The meeting was
organized by Gilles Bragard, couturier to chefs and international hospitality.
The Club des Chefs des Chefs, which is seen as the world's most exclusive
gastronomic society, has extremely strict membership criteria: to be accepted
into this highly elite club, one needs to be the current personal chef of a
head of state. If he or she does not have a personal chef, members can be the
executive chef of the venue that hosts official State receptions. One member
is admitted per country with the exception of China, which has two seats. One
of the society's primary purposes is to promote major culinary traditions and
to protect the origins of each national cuisine. The Club des Chefs des Chefs
also aims to develop friendship and cooperation between its members, who have
similar responsibilities in their respective countries.

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