Mr. Nadim Shwayr received the Antonian Gold Medal from His Eminence Metropolitan Philip on May 24, 2010 in New York. Here is the URL of the account of the occasion from the North American Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese Website:
And here is Al-Kafaat’s website: http://www.al-kafaat.org/
“Al-Kafaat” is the Arabic word for “abilities.”
Chef Ramzi is a famous Lebanese cook, who prepared the dinner for the occasion. He is Mr. Nadim Shwayr’s son. He directs the catering school at Al-Kafaat. http://www.al-kafaat.org/cateringschool.html
He is also in the Guiness Book of World Records for preparing (he and his students) the largest serving of falafel ever! http://community.guinnessworldrecords.com/_Largest-serving-of-falafel/BLOG/2346592/7691.html
The largest serving of hummus, too, on the largest ceramic plate! http://community.guinnessworldrecords.com/_Largest-serving-of-hummus-largest-ceramic-plate/blog/2343501/7691.html
More on Chef Ramzi: http://www.5000seafoodrecipes.com/hd/index.php?t=chef+ramzi
He who honors the son honors the father who raised him.