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International Chefs Day 2015 – Samoa

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New Zealand, 27th October 2015

Today, Tuesday 20th October 2015, the Samoan Culinary Association celebrated International Chefs Day with 30, year 3 students from Mamumalo School; our goal was to capture the minds of these students through fun games that included educational messages about healthy foods, healthy eating and exercise.

The day started with Crossfit Fatu toa teaching us through movement with some wheel barrow walks, team games and even some burpees!

We then had volunteers from Projects Abroad that are currently spreading the message of healthy kids, healthy future through the villages of Samoa activating our minds by identifying healthy ingredients we have in Samoa.

A cooking demonstration using local ingredients and recipes followed, showcasing a healthy twist on Samoan soul food. Creations included “breakfast palusami” with cooked rice and egg added. This was a hit with the kids as was a dessert of local fruit salad with the addition of honey, lemon and mint straight from our garden!

We finished the morning with a fun presentation by the Ministry of Health that was full of excitement, discovering more healthy and tasty produce we have locally.

Our first International Chef Day is now over after an extremely fun and educational morning, we educated and fed children, teachers, volunteers and attending media all spreading the word of healthy kids, healthy futures.

A big thanks go to Ah Liki Wholesale, Crossfit Fatu toa, Projects abroad volunteers, Minstry of Health,Tanoa Tusitala Hotel and World Association of Chefs Society.

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