We started celebrations on the 16th October with Cassandra Austin from Worldchefs Women’s Leadership Forum who hosted the 1st Nestle Healthy Kids Program on the Sunshine Coast at Mathew Flinders Early Learning Centre Buderim. On the 18th October ACF NSW ACT & Regions Members headed to Bowral to help local Chefs from the ACF Southern Highland Branch with the Long Lunch, raising a lot of money for local charities. ACF WA members were up at 4am to prepare breakfast for all the participants at the Cancer Council Relay for life in Joondalup. Monday 19th ACT branch held a great Sous Vide Workshop/Master class for Young Chefs, then all moved over to the Canberra Hyatt Hotel for a Cocktail Party to congratulate all ACT competition representatives for 2015. SA Chapter hosted a Gala dinner prepared by the SA young chefs club at Norwood Hotel.
International Chefs Day the Australian Culinary Federation with partners Nestle Professional ran 4 Healthy Kids Workshops. Some of the country’s most talented chefs went into classrooms across Australia to help teach kids how to cook healthy meals. This year’s theme, Healthy Kids – Healthy Future focussed on encouraging students to cook and learn about the benefits of healthy eating. We went to Sydney at Curren’s Hill Primary School, Canberra at St Thomas Moore Primary School, Victoria at St Bridget’s Catholic School and South Australia at Kilkenny Primary school teaching kids about healthy food and making them CHEF for the day.
“Through better eating habits, children may have more energy, improved health and greater school focus. Research shows education in cooking and having the pleasure to cook can support children in making informed eating choices for a healthier, balanced life.”