MFRS celebrates World Food Day

To celebrate World Food Day, the Race Equality and Cultural Heritage (REACH) staff network at Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) showcased cuisines from around the world in the staff canteen.

Working with Catering Manager John Killeen and his staff, three MFRS staff members chose meals to share with their colleagues as the lunch offering of the day throughout the week.

Station Manager Chris Man, also Chair of the REACH network, selected Hong Kong – putting together a lunch plate consisting of Lo Mai Kai (steamed sticky rice), custard buns, Wor Tip (Cantonese pot stickers) and salt and pepper tofu.

Brazilian firefighter Breno Laudares chose to make feijoada. Arguably the most famous of all dishes from his homeland, the rich, hearty stew consists of black beans cooked with beef and pork.   

Trinidad and Tobago was represented by Crew Manager Darren Coker, who cooked stewed chicken, macaroni pie and lentil dahl with rice and salad. He said:

“When you get together with family and friends, who are like extended family, it’s like one big party! Today was like an extension of that. Family have come together to cook food and everyone is happy eating.

“For me, today was showing how the part of the world I come from, this is what we do and this is how we share – that’s the love."