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Celebrating International Chef Day in 2022

Dining out is a favourite pastime for people in the UAE. Come the weekend, most of the residents will head out to restaurants to relish some exotic dishes. From continental to Mediterranean and Oriental dishes, you get all types of delectable food in this country.

But how many of you think about the hands that go behind those exquisite dishes? Not many. We hardly appreciate the hard work that goes behind those tasty dishes. This is the main reason for celebrating International Chef’s Day.

What day is International Chef Day?

The International Chef’s Day falls on October 20 every year. This special day was first observed by the Late Chef Dr Bill Gallagher in 2004 to celebrate this noble profession.

Dr Bill was the president of the World chefs, an association of chefs that is focused on education, networking and sustainability in the food industry. Every year, the chefs worldwide come together to promote healthy eating, create employment for chefs, and promote the local community.

Why do we celebrate International Chefs Day?

If you are in the food industry, you know how difficult the role of a chef is. From leading and managing the culinary team to planning and preparing dishes in the menu, the role of a chef is too hectic and undervalued. Whatever food-related concerns the customers have, it is the chef’s responsibility to find a solution. That is why international Chef’s day is celebrated to let people know about the importance of a chef in the food industry.

By celebrating this special day, you get to appreciate the hard work put in by the chefs from private households to restaurants, hotels, night clubs and bars. Experienced chefs worldwide use this day as a special opportunity to pass their knowledge and culinary skills to the next generation.

What Is the Theme Of International Chefs Day 2022?

Every year the international chefs day is celebrated with a certain theme. Most of the themes are centered around healthy food and healthy eating.

This year also the International chef day will emphasise the theme “Healthy Food For The Future.” Importance will be provided for sustainability which is crucial to ensure a healthy planet. By selecting this theme, you can teach the future generation about the production and consumption of food and its impact on the environment. Besides, children will also be taught about healthy food by being creative with food.

How do you celebrate Chefs Day?

The world chef’s partner with leading brands in the food and beverage industries to propagate the theme of the day. Normally this special day is celebrated by conducting workshops and interesting events around the world. But due to the pandemic, virtual celebrations are conducted wherein people from any part of the world can join. Emphasis is laid on eating stress-busting, healthy food, which is the key to survival during this hard time.

Every year the world chef’s release a toolkit that contains interesting recipes and tips for chefs worldwide. You can use this kit as a reference and conduct food events in your area based on it. Nowadays, since social media plays an important role in celebrations, you can use the hashtag #internationalchefday to post your events and videos.

If you are an avid chef, you can organise a food festival in your local area and conduct a cooking competition. You can also make kids a part of the celebration so that they get to appreciate this profession.

The best way to celebrate the International chef’s day is to visit your favorite restaurant and give a thank you note or gift. There is nothing like appreciating the chef for all the hard work they have put across.

What Are Some Of The Best Gifts For International Chef’s Day?

Thank You bouquets are a great way to appreciate and thank the chefs for all the wonderful dishes they have made. Here are some interesting bouquets that you can gift your favourite chef.

Sunflower bouquet

This is a tastefully arranged bouquet of beautiful sunflowers wrapped in a brown wrapping sheet. The bouquet is available in the original size of 13 sunflowers, deluxe size of 19 flowers and grande size of 26 flowers. It comes with a standard message card to pen down your thank you note.

Adorning Heartfelt Bouquet

Want to say a big thank you to your dear lady chef? The Adorning heartfelt bouquet is a great choice. This beautiful bouquet comes with six lisianthus and six spray roses that makes it look elegant and adorable. The bouquet comes with standard message card for penning down “Thank You” note.

Orange Passion Bouquet

A perfect blend of pastel shades and bold colours make the orange passion a beautiful bouquet. This bouquet has orange roses, spray roses and carnation beautifully arranged amidst bright green foliage. Whether it is a birthday or anniversary the Orange passion makes a great gift option for Chef's Day.

Some Interesting Quotes For This Special Day

  • “Cooking is at once one of the simplest and most gratifying of the arts, but to cook well one must love and respect food.”
  • “Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.”
  • “A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.”
  • “A recipe has no soul. A chef brings soul to the recipe.”

Conclusion

Being a chef is not just about planning the menu and dishes. They are also responsible for leading a team and play a very important role in the success of a restaurant or hotel. How popular a restaurant becomes depends on the skill and talent of the chef. Thus, whenever possible, you should appreciate them for their commendable service.

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