Bridging the gap between the Cape and Islands and the Philippines, Harbor View Hotel Executive Chef Nate Gould and Sea Crest Beach Hotel Executive Chef Daniel Kenney, have returned from a trip to the Philippines with an appetite for change and a place in their hearts for the children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
Continuing a tradition of providing top notch culinary students from the Philippines with an opportunity to work in the United States, Gould and Kenney set out to find some of the most talented cooks in the world. The chefs led culinary demonstrations, educational discussions, and got to know hundreds of students who study at top culinary and hospitality management universities in the area. In the process, the experience came full circle for the chefs as they were reunited with former apprentices of Harbor View and Sea Crest Beach Hotel, and witnessed the success of the student’s training first hand.
While on their culinary journey, Gould and Kenney had an opportunity to visit an orphanage that is home to children that have been devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. The culinary duo donated diapers, formula, and food, among other necessities, and spent time with the children over a meal in the hopes of lifting the children’s spirits. The visit was the highlight of the chefs’ trip.
The new recruits from the Philippines are set to arrive this spring, and Gould and Kenney are excited to share the student’s talent with the staff and guests of two of the areas beloved hotels.