The two organisations aim to surpass their successful 2017 campaign, which reached over 37’000 children in 56 countries. This is thanks largely to the commitment of the 4’000+ chefs from Worldchefs and Nestlé Professional who each year contribute their time and energy to this educationally focused culinary event.
Since its creation by chef Dr. Bill Gallagher in 2004, Worldchefs has committed to using International Chefs Day to celebrate the profession and to transfer culinary knowledge and skills with a sense of pride and commitment to the future.
This year’s International Chefs Day activities take place on or around October 20 and comprise a host of fun-filled healthy eating workshops for children in diverse communities around the globe: https://www.nestleprofessional.com/list/international-chefs-day
“Our theme this year – Healthy Foods for Growing Up - is intended to encourage kids to think about what they would like to be when they grow up, and how healthy eating today can help them get there. This is a life-lesson that we as chefs are passionate about passing down to the next generation of culinary professionals and home cooks,” said International Chefs Day Chair, Chef Joanna Ochniak.
“I believe that we are making a real difference in the lives of families and communities,” said Rochelle Schaetzl, Nestlé Professional. “Our Nestlé for Healthier Kids programme was established as part of our commitment to improve nutrition for children. And through this dynamic International Chefs Day collaboration with Worldchefs, we are making great strides towards helping children to eat better, firmly establishing healthy food habits and diets as they grow up.”
In addition to Worldchefs, this year’s International Chefs Day partners with Nestlé for Healthier Kids, a global initiative to help 50 million children live healthier lives by 2030. Launched earlier this year, this project includes a commitment to accelerate the transformation of Nestlé’s food and beverage portfolio worldwide. That includes adding even more fruits, vegetables, fiber-rich grains and micronutrients, as well as continuing to reduce sugars, salt and saturated fats. It also includes simpler ingredients list and more organic and natural options.
In addition, in line with its commitment to provide better nutritional ingredients for foodservice professionals, Nestlé Professional has launched its Chef’s Pantry initiative. As part of this, all products and ingredients Nestlé sells to out-of-home professionals are being reviewed. Nestlé Professional’s ambition is to simplify recipes and use the same ingredients that chefs stock in their own kitchen pantries. Product renovations will focus on eliminating unfamiliar ingredients and improving nutritional value, addressing the evolving requirements of chefs and of their consumers. This includes reducing salt, sugar and saturated fats.
The World Association of Chefs' Societies (Worldchefs) is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. It accomplishes these goals through education, training and professional development of its members. As an authority and opinion leader on food, Worldchefs represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession.
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