On 17 October 2015, Singapore Chefs’ Association (SCA), led by Special Projects Committee Mr. Alfred Lee and his team, celebrated International Chefs Day at At-?Sunrice GlobalChef Academy with 30 students from Tanjong Katong Primary School. To coincide with this year’s Worldchefs’ International Chefs Day theme: “Healthy Kids – Healthy Future”, SCA with the assistance of Nestlé Healthy Kids and Worldchefs Without Borders (WCWB), spent a fun-?filled day educating the children on eating healthy as well as offering them insights of the Chefs profession.
The day started with the SCA Committee and At-?Sunrice GlobalChef Academy team giving a huge welcome to the students. They students were then ushered on a tour of the academy’s kitchens and state of the art facilities. It was followed by opening addresses by At-?Sunrice GlobalChef Academy’s Founder Dr. Kwan Liu, Nestlé Singapore’s Corporate Communications Director, Mr. Chow Phee Chaat, and SCA President, Mr. Edmund Toh.
Worldchefs Without Borders Committee Member Mr. Tony Khoo, and SCA Vice-?President Mr. Eric Neo went on to inspire the children by talking about “Life as a Chef”, coupled with a video presentation of SCA’s win at the 2014 Expogast Culinary Worldcup.
The children were taught about the seven colours of healthy food by At-?Sunrice’s GlobalChef Academy’s Chef Instructor Mr. Rishi through a dynamic table display of fruits and vegetables and explaining the health benefits of each food’s colour group. The children were then asked to help him identify which colour group each produce belongs to by placing them on a poster depicting the various colour groups. The session was informal, fun and light-?hearted.
A hearty Tea-?break with compliments by At-?Sunrice GlobalChef Academy awaited the children after the talk.
After the Tea-?break, the children were ushered into the kitchen for some hands-?on cooking. The session was lead by At-?Sunrice GlobalChef Academy’s Chef Instructors Mr. Andreas Nauser and Ms. Gabriella Rapp and supported by SCA Committee Members. The children were taught to prepare two dishes: a Waldolf Salad, and Fried Brown Rice with Shimeiji Mushrooms, along with hygiene and various kitchen safety procedures. Colourful Recipe Cards prepared by Nestlé and WCWB allowed the children to have reference to what they were cooking. The children were also given an additional demonstration, after their cooking, on how to make Healthy Granola Bars and a refreshing berries drink.
The day ended with lunch consisting the dishes the children prepared and a buffet spread with compliments by At-?Sunrice GlobalChef Academy.
SCA would like to thank Worldchefs, Worldchefs Without Borders, Nestlé and At-?Sunrice GlobalChef Academy for making this a meaningful day for both the Chefs and the children.