Each year on October 20th, we celebrate International Chefs Day.
Since its creation, by the Late Chef Dr. Bill Gallagher in 2004, Worldchefs has committed to using International Chefs Day to celebrate our 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.
Over the past years, Worldchefs has partnered with Nestlé Professional to teach children around the globe about the importance of healthy eating by hosting fun-filled workshops worldwide.
In 2021 we were all still limited towards having workshops due to COVID-19. Social media and videos made by chefs were shared on social media, which became a big hit. The videos allowed us to have 648 chefs reach over 93,000 children. Social media hits by November 2021 were at 183,409. I am very proud of all who had the ability to participate in International Chefs Day!
As Chefs, we are all paying closer attention towards keeping ourselves and others healthy. Having a strong immune system and eating “stress-busting” foods are important.
To ensure a healthy planet for future generations, we also need to teach our children the importance of food and the impact that food production and consumption has on the environment.
We can help our children the Worldchefs way, by working together in Preparing Children for a Healthy Life. This year’s campaign for International Chefs Day is “Growing A Healthy Future.”
This year on International Chefs Day, we will teach children about healthy eating by encouraging them to be creative with food. With the Chef’s input, education and help, children will be able to create recipes out of healthy foods and support Healthy Food for the Future.
All Chefs from around the globe are invited to host their very own Growing A Healthy Future workshop in their region. It can be a workshop for your own children, or a workshop for 300 children, every child can benefit from this experience. It is important to share this opportunity and message for every child to learn and enjoy eating something new!
A toolkit, provided by Nestle Professional, with everything you need to run an event, from instructions to materials to recipes to social media tips, has been prepared for you. The complete toolkit can be downloaded below.
A special thank you to the Chefs who contributed to the 2022 campaign by submitting recipes!
International Chefs Day Committee members and Nestlé Professional regional managers in selected areas are standing by to help you find a venue, connect with schools and more. We are always here to support you.
For help or suggestions in hosting a Growing A Healthy Future workshop on or around October 20, 2022, please contact Vanessa Marquis, Chairman, International Chefs Day Committee at [email protected]
Download your toolkit today and join Chefs from around the world by sharing and making a big impact with the children in your lives and community.
Vanessa Marquis, CEC
Chairman, International Chefs Day Committee
“Worldchefs, Preparing Children for a Healthy Life”