On 6th March our NGO hosted Bayon Charity Night – our annual charity night in Siem Reap. We received a very warm welcome from Maddy of the Theam’s House art gallery and event host. This traditional Khmer house created by designer Lim Muy Theam hosts an impressive collection of paintings, sculpture and music instruments made by the artist on site.
For the occasion, we were pleased to have chef Fabrice Prochasson, who holds the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” title. This Chef of Creation at ARYZTA Food visited Cambodia to work with our team to create and prepare an incredible buffet mixing Asian and French flavours.
For 3 days before the event, the whole pastry team was on fire. Our Chef Sokhoeurn Morn did a great job managing our small team, not used to such big events, to prepare a large buffet. Rigour, adaptation and efficiency were the keywords in the pastry lab! The students worked hard and that night was the opportunity for them to discover what a real ‘a la française’ buffet was. All the Bayon team got involved in organising this event: cooking, parking, reception, selling tickets, photographing…
As every year, we were grateful to receive the valuable support of many sponsors in Siem Reap, helping with logistics, drinks and ingredients. We would also like to thank all the local businesses that generously offered prizes for the night.
The charity night brought together 133 people and we are proud to have raised $8,500 through the lucky draw and auction sale!
Beyond the fundraising, which is indispensable for our NGO, this event was the opportunity to bring together the ‘friends of Bayon School’ and demonstrate the professionalism and progress or our students.
If you would like to get involved and support our action, you can make a donation here or become a sponsor.