“I Can’t Walk Away and Leave Malnourished Children Standing There”

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My cousin, David Wasson, knows about childhood nutrition better than most. David is an award-winning chef who spent his career preparing meals for wealthy people and teaching their children to cook. He also taught cooking at a community college in the United States. As he approached retirement, David embarked on a completely new venture that would profoundly change his life. Today, as the Chef and Child Foundation Ambassador to the Philippines, David cooks for children who are as familiar with hunger as most people reading this post are familiar with a full belly.

His work is urgent. With every meal he cooks, he fights to save children’s lives and the health of their brains and bodies….

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Chef David Wasson, Contributing Writer

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Chef David Wasson CCC, CCE was a chef, caterer and teacher in Seattle Washington (35 years), where he won many awards for Innovative Nutrition Education. He also taught AAS degree classes in French Culinary Theory and Nutrition for the Seattle Community College District (20 years).

Chef Wasson wrote “That’s Fresh” Kids Cooking Team’s curriculum for the Chef and Child Foundation, and a cookbook for children. This ongoing process of teaching and feeding children is directly focused on the City of Tagum, where he now lives. He feeds 250 children each week through the Tagum City Food Bank, a charity that he started with the assistance of Tagum City Rotary and Chef & Child Foundation.

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