The Shanghailanders and their partners, along with guests celebrated the clubs fifth anniversary dinner this past Friday, at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, home of the former Shanghai Club in 1930’s.

The Annual Black Tie Dinner raised some 12,000 Yuan (1,800US$) in aid of the
Shanghai Young Bakers an organisation that aims to teach bakery and social skills to marginalised Chinese youth aged 17 to 23, thus enabling them to find qualified jobs and lead independent lives after graduation

During the one-year training, SYB students learn valuable skills such as French bakery and pastry, Chinese bakery, life skills and English, combined with practical internships at 5-star hotels. Due to the high demand of qualified bakers on the Chinese market, 30 students each year start a new life as bakers or pastry chefs and are able to support themselves and their families.

The Shanghailanders are proud to have assisted the organisation.

Copy and photographs provided by Howard Bennett