Every year on 20 October, chefs around the world commemorate International Chefs Day! Themed “Healthy Kids, Healthy Future”, SATS invited 80 children from the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) to join in the celebrations this year.
Tan Chuan Lye, Chairman of Food Solutions, warmly greeted our guests. He also gave a short welcome speech on the significance of the event: “We at SATS see it as a great opportunity for us to make a difference in the lives of our future generation by spreading the message of healthy eating, so this year's theme is especially close to our hearts.”
“With me, is a great team of chefs and colleagues who have put a lot of thought and care into preparing today’s event. Enjoy yourselves and have a great time!” he added. Our guests were all given chef hats and aprons to put on, and split into groups. Each group rotated through five stations with different activities – tattoo sticker sticking, chocolate fondue dipping, face painting, cookie cutting and pizza making.
Led by Chef Mark Laming, our chefs, as well as our catering and human capital colleagues were at hand to ensure that the event was a success. Chef Mark said, “All the kids had a ball of fun. Their laughter and smiles on their faces were absolutely priceless.”
SATS has celebrated International Chefs Day for the past five years. Established in 2004, International Chefs Day encourages chefs around the world to organise events that will elevate the image of this profession, popularise professional culinary art among people and raise public awareness of importance of healthy and good food and food wasting.