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International Chefs Day promises super heroes and super success

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Afghanistan, 12th September 2017

PARIS, September, 2017: International Chefs Day is just around the corner! In celebration of this date – October 20, 2017 – Worldchefs, in partnership with Nestlé Professional and chefs from around the globe will host fun-filled healthy eating workshops for children. This year’s theme is Foods for Healthy Heroes.

“After great success in the previous two years, we are once again very excited to invite chefs from around the world to share your skills, passion and leadership to make the 2017 campaign the best yet!” said Joanna Ochniak, Chairman, International Chefs Day Committee.

Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler added, “For the past two years, we are proud to have partnered with Nestlé Professional to teach kids around the globe about the importance of healthy eating – an initiative which will benefit all of us and make a big impact in our communities worldwide.”

The International Chefs Day Committee, Worldchefs from around the globe, and partners Nestlé Professional have already been working hard to prepare for the campaign. A toolkit containing step by step instructions and all the materials needed to host an event is available for download from the Worldchefs International Chefs Day website.

To host an event, chefs are invited to contact Joanna Ochniak, Chairman, International Chefs Day Committee at [email protected], or Simon Smotkowicz, Vice Chairman, [email protected] to get started.

The first phase of the campaign – collecting recipes for use on International Chefs Day – was a great success. Over 50 recipes were generously submitted by Worldchefs from 15 countries. Congratulations to all those who participated.

Since its creation by esteemed chef Dr. Bill Gallagher in 2004, Worldchefs have committed to using International Chefs Day to celebrate this noble profession, always remembering that it is our duty to pass on our knowledge and culinary skills to the next generation of chefs with a sense of pride and commitment to the future.

Says Reinold Jakobi, Head of Nestlé Professional’s Strategic Business Unit based in Vevey, Switzerland: “We are very proud to be partnering with Worldchefs in bringing the message of healthy eating to children around the world. The Healthy Kids programme is part of our commitment to improving nutrition for children. In collaboration with Worldchefs, we aim to increase awareness of the important and increasingly vital role that chefs around the world play in providing healthier meals to children“.

For more details about International Chefs Day, visit our website. Follow all the International Chefs Day news on social media!

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About Worldchefs

The World Association of Chefs' Societies (Worldchefs) is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines.

We accomplish these goals through education, training and professional development of our international membership. As an authority and opinion leader on food, Worldchefs represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession

About Nestlé Professional

Nestlé Professional is passionate about serving the out-of-home industry, using its global experience and know-how to help accelerate the businesses of its foodservice and hospitality industry partners.  

Via our leading brands and products, we share our solutions and innovations to help our customers and operators make more possible as they delight their clients and consumers.

Worldchefs Contact

Andrea Petruzella

PR & Marketing, Worldchefs

[email protected]


Nestlé Professional Contact

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