Celebrating International Chefs Day is an annual event with Nestlé Professional and Worldchefs, the World Association of Chefs Societies. Both organizations encourage their chefs to bring their passion and expertise to inspire children with creative ways to eat healthier, as well as to have positive impact on the environment.
Each local fun-filled event is tailored to the children’s age group and interest through an easy-to-use toolkit, that is adaptable for distance learning. In 2020, many chefs around the globe did not have the opportunity to have events due to COVID-19 and created short videos to share with children on social media. These videos were a hit and reached approximately 112,000 children.
“Healthy Food for the Future is the theme and is very relevant for today’s children.” said Emmanuel Lorieux, Global Executive Chef and Culinary Partnership Manager. “I see how sometimes it is difficult for my child to take healthy choices and we need to engage children in a fun way to enjoy healthier cooking. Plus, whatever they learn, they take home and share with their family.”
Reinhold Jakobi, SVP and Head of Nestlé Professional’s Strategic Business Unit explained “We are committed to actively educate future generations on better eating choices and their environmental impact. We continue to partner with Worldchefs and supporting International Chefs Day as an important annual event. Chefs are becoming more important in the sustainability narrative and for providing creative ways to provide healthier meals to create positive food habits.”
International Chefs Day continues to partner with Nestlé for Healthier Kids, a global initiative to help 50 million children live healthier lives by 2030. Nestlé for Healthier Kids supports launching more nutritious foods and beverages worldwide to answer children’s nutritional needs, providing nutrition education and everyday tips and healthy recipes for parents.
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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.
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.