The Jakarta Post
Tickets were priced at Rp 250,000 (US$16.43), with 10 percent of the proceeds going toward efforts to help rebuild Palu. (Shutterstock/File)
A charity event titled “Cooking Concert & Charity Food Bazaar for Palu” for earthquake and tsunami victims in Palu, Central Sulawesi, was held on Monday at Hause Rooftop restaurant in South Jakarta, involving local culinary masters, such as Indonesian culinary expert William Wongso, Aku Cinta Makanan Indonesia (I Love Indonesian Food) founder Santhi Serad, Kopi Pak Wawan Roastery founder Ronald Prasanto and F&B consultant Budi Lee.
During the event, the culinary masters showcased their cooking skills to the visitors from morning until 7 p.m. Tickets were priced at Rp 250,000 (US$16.43), with 10 percent of the proceeds going toward efforts to help rebuild Palu.
In addition to the cooking demos, the event also featured a charity bazaar, presenting various brands, such as tableware by Kumala Kitchen, ready-to-eat products by William Wongso Kuliner and more. Some of the proceeds from the bazaar will be donated for the earthquake victims too.
Ronald said at a press conference that he felt compelled to organize the event upon hearing about the experiences in Palu of Maudy Lidya, a brand strategist at Gagas Inspirasi Indonesia.
Maudy visited the area on Oct. 8 and discovered that the victims still needed help.
When asked why she chose Palu, Maudy explained that the area’s condition, particularly in Petobo, Balaroa and Maboro, was terrible, saying that it looked like doomsday there.
Maudy will receive the funds and be responsible for distributing the donations to the victims. (mut)