October 10, 2019

How Healthy Food Works: International Chefs Day

How Healthy Food Works


Greetings Chefs and Colleagues!

As we continue to prepare for International Chefs Day on October 20, it is important to take a moment and think about how our profession can have an impact on children everywhere.  Teaching and sharing our skills are the most important things we can do to help children in our communities.  Cooking and establishing healthy eating habits can positively affect their entire lives. So how will you make a difference in a child’s life this International Chefs Day?

Let’s hear from two Chefs who have had an impact in their communities. 

Thomas Gugler, Worldchefs President

"For me as the Worldchefs President, it is always very important to support children and promote healthy eating habits in my region and all around the world.

I personally involve myself in the education and alertness about healthy eating habits to make children aware why it is so important to have healthy and fresh food in their daily diet. Especially in Saudi Arabia where the wrong eating habits (including fast foods) have caused severe health problems for children, teenagers and even adults.

Children in Saudi Arabia have been very keen about International Chefs Day events. They always enjoy trying healthy dishes they cook and prepare together with members from the local chef's society. It has also been a common practice for chefs to go to local schools in KSA to provide tutorial and practical lessons, resulting in a great and positive outcome for all.

I urge all chefs from around the world to be part of this fantastic initiative from Worldchefs and Nestle Professional. We must all ensure that our children and the children of our children find a healthy food environment and share their knowledge with generations to come.

After all, healthy food is the key for a long, happy and healthy life."

Emmanuel Lorieux, Global Food Executive Chef, Nestlé Professional

"At Nestlé there are several events at the Alimentarium to educate children on how to choose the best fresh products and how to recognize the different kinds of fresh products. There is a real educational garden around the Alimentarium. They can also pick up the ingredients and cook them with the chefs and eat the meals that they prepared.

Chefs are now highly concerned about healthy eating and about teaching kids how to eat better, so as a chef and as a parent, I encourage all the chef communities to make that a mission to educate kids for better and sustainable eating as often as they have the opportunity.”

More Tips for International Chefs Day from your Chairman Venessa Marquis:

  • Use social media & hashtags below to show the world this fun day.
  • Don’t use a flash for pictures, use natural lighting.
  • Be sure to leave branded items out of your pictures.
  • Only take photos of children with permission badges. Print from toolkit.
  • Use the colorful place mats in the toolkit or food pictures and to brighten up the room.
  • NEW: Return the Tracking Form to Worldchefs at internationalchefsday@worldchefs.org immediately after your event (by October 25) so we may share how many children and Chefs joined us to teach How Healthy Food Works.
  • And lastly, HAVE FUN!

It’s not too late to participate. Take a moment to share with your children at home too!

How Healthy Food Works on October 20, 2019 

Vanessa Marquis, Chairman

International Chefs Day Committee

“Preparing Children for a Healthy Life!”


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