International Chef Day

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Going out to restaurants one of people’s favorite activities because they get the chance to taste the best cuisine from the chefs that work behind the scenes. International Chef day is a for them, and is probably one of the best opportunities people can get to learn how to cook and connect with chefs in their local area. It’s also a great opportunity to teach kids how to cook and inspire them to become chefs. Let’s discover where it came from and what International Chef Day is all about!

Learn about International Chef Day

International Chef Day has been designed so that we can all learn more about the important role of a chef. If you are interested in a career in the food industry, you are a chef yourself, or you simply enjoy eating food (who doesn’t?), you can appreciate the importance and the significance of a day like this.

History of International Chef Day

International Chef’s Day began back in 2004 by esteemed chef Dr. Bill Gallagher, who at the time was the president of WorldChefs, a network of over 100 chef associations and is focused on bringing education, competition, networking, and sustainability to the authority on cuisine.

This day is focused on educating kids around the world about the importance of eating healthy, promote the career of chefs and help change their local communities. Each year, WorldChefs and their partners create different themes to help broadcast their mission. WorldChefs started when in 1920, a Swiss cook federation introduced the idea of an international chef association, and thus in 1928, WorldChefs was established in Sorbonne, Paris.

Congresses would be held every few years and countries would assume presidency over the organization. For over 90 years and counting, WorldChefs has run from becoming an association to a worldwide organization to help educate people about the importance of healthy food.

In 2017, WorldChefs’ theme was the idea of a superhero or to be exact, “Foods For Healthy Heroes”, and beforehand was about the art of placing food on a plate, or for short, presentation. This day is also used to celebrate the idea of a chef as a noble profession in which they hope to pass down knowledge and culinary skills to the next generation of chefs.


It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it-Julia Child
In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport-Julia Child
A great chef is an artist that I truly respect-Robert Stack
Cooking is at once one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well one must love and respect food-Craig Claiborne
A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe-Thomas Keller
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well-Virginia Woolf
People who love to eat are always the best people-Julia Child
Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love-Craig Claiborne
Japanese chefs believe our soul goes into our knives once we start using them. You wouldn’t put your soul in a dishwasher-Masaharu Morimoto
One of the greatest pleasures of my life has been that I have never stopped learning about Good Cooking and Good Food-Edna Lewis

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