Less unfortunate children learn to make Christmas cookies at Amari Johor Bahru
As this is the time for caring and giving, Christmas came in early for fifty less fortunate children from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Fitrah Qaseh and Rohingya Community School as they were invited by Amari Johor Bahru to learn how to make Christmas cookies and have a bit of fun.
The children gathered at Amaya Food Gallery in 5 teams. Wearing aprons and chef’s hats, each team was guided by Pastry Chef Syeriff and team who started off by teaching the children how to make the dough. It was four hours of fun to see the children playing with the dough and decorating their cookies. They immersed in total joy as they decorated the cookies with chocolates, fruits and other sweets. Using piping bags, some of them skilfully decorated the edges of the cookies with colourful icing.
The children as young as 3 years old had a great time and while waiting for their cookies to bake, they happily created their own Christmas cards.
The cookies class paid off as they were given to taste their own-made cookies. The event ended with each child receiving a ‘Little Pastry Chef of the Day’ certificate from Syeriff. For entertainment, the Rohingya children did a vibrant performance of songs and dance.
A sumptuous Hi-Tea was served and each child went home with a goodie bag.
“As this is the festive season, we at Amari Johor Bahru believe in the philosophy of caring for the less fortunate and underprivileged in the community in which we live and work. This is the first time the hotel has invited the children to make Christmas cookies. As 2019 is approaching, we have planned a number of corporate social responsibility events for the festive periods,” said M.S. Bobby, the hotel’s Director of Public Relations and Marketing Communications.