French fries, hakka noodles, chicken lollipops, crumb-fried fish and a host of other lip-smacking dishes prepared by executive chefs from Goa’s five-star hotels, were part of the elaborate menu on International Chefs Day More than 200 children, from four orphanages in Verna, gathered at Agnel Institute of Food Crafts and Culinary Sciences, on Thursday afternoon, as part of the International Chef’s Day celebrations, where 12 chefs left their busy kitchens to connect with children.
“We collectively decided on dishes that the children would like. Across the country, many chefs observed this important day by feeding thousands of underprivileged children and adults.The Culinary Forum of Goa, together with Agnel Institute of Food Crafts and Culinary Sciences, that organized the third edition of the programme, were able to reach out to more children this year, compared to previous editions. A three-piece band entertained the gathering, and the chefs spoke to the children about the perks of entering the culinary field.
“The children were also gifted provisions such as rice, sugar, toothpaste and other necessities,” Alphonso Pereira, principal of Agnel Institute of Food Crafts and Culinary Sciences, said.The Culinary Forum of Goa has 85 chefs as members.
The forum is affiliated to its parent body, the Indian Federation of Culinary Association (IFCA) which is a member of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS)..