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Where is International Chef's Day celebrated?  

International Chefs Day is celebrated across many countries. It is a worldwide annual event.

Who is International Chef's Day celebrated by?

 Well firstly, many chefs and their families will celebrate this day. It is also celebrated by children and adults who are aware of or appreciate the profession.

When did International Chef's Day first start?

International Chefs Day first began in 2004 on October 20. It has been celebrated ever since every year.

Who started International Chef's Day?

This day was started by a famous chef, Dr. Bill Gallagher. He was the president of the World Association of Chefs Societies or World Chefs.

Cook yourself and your family a nice tasty, colorful and healthy meal this International Chefs Day! The more colors the better!

History And Timeline

Food is very important for us. We are what we eat. When we eat healthy food our bodies are better at fighting against diseases. It is very important in this time and age, where fast foods are monopolizing the world, to know about healthy eating and how many benefits it has for our bodies. International Chefs Day sets out with the hope to make the next generation aware of this, utilize healthy recipes, and also pass on their chef skills. Here are some important dates and facts related to the profession as a whole.

First Century AD

The First Cookbook

'The Art of Cooking' was written by a Roman chef named Marcus Apicius and is said to contain over 400 recipes.


The First Michelin Star

The first Michelin stars were given to French restaurants based on their food. At the time only one star was awarded to everyone, whilst now chefs can get a rating of up to three stars.


The Establishment Of Worldchefs

Worldchefs was established in 1928 in Paris, France.


Bocuse d'Or Award

This is a prestigious award amongst chefs which is given to the winner of the cooking competition held in France, in which chefs from 24 countries participate. The award is named after the famous French chef, Paul Bocuse.

October 20, 2004

Founding Chef Day

Dr. Bill Gallagher founded this day in 2004 to be able to pass on his skills as a chef and spread knowledge about the profession worldwide. It is said he was a great mentor and a well-seasoned chef.


The Most Famous Chef

We have all watched enough cooking shows with chef Gordon Ramsey in them. That means we have seen him yelling about and scaring chefs. But this chef is very famous and has won 16 Michelin Stars of which he currently has seven.

Traditions And Customs

On International Chefs Day, the Worldchefs organization conducts fun workshops that are all about healthy eating and healthy cooking for a healthy lifestyle.

Apart from promoting healthy food habits, chefs from all over the world come together to spread the word about this noble profession. Children are given the opportunity to ask chefs questions about their work. Chefs can teach them about how things work in the kitchen. They can explain the difference between the head chef, sous chef, pastry chef, and sauce chef.

Ways To Observe Or Celebrate International Chef's Day

Eating healthy food often also means food that is grown locally and hopefully without too many pesticides. This International Chefs Day, head out to the local farmers market and get fresh organic produce and cook a nice meal for your family.

If you like organizing events then use International Chefs Day as an opportunity to bring together the neighborhood and host a food event or a cooking competition.

If you are not much of a social person then don't worry there are plenty of TV shows for you to watch. If you are interested then go ahead and watch a few episodes of chef Gordon Ramsey's shows.


Facts And Stats

In 2020 due to COVID-19, no events could be held for International Chefs Day. So chefs around the world took to creating videos and posting them online for children to access. They were able to reach 112,000 children that year.

Toolkits are available to download online with recipes and information. Go ahead and download this and keep your children engaged and educated about International Chefs Day.

Each year International Chefs Day is celebrated based on a theme. In 2017 the theme was 'Foods for Healthy Heroes' and in 2021 it was 'Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet'.

FAQs About International Chef's Day

What is the purpose of International Chefs Day?

International Chefs Day promotes the profession as well as healthy food habits.

What day is National Chefs Day?

National Chefs Day is celebrated on October 20 annually so the day of the week will change accordingly.

What was the theme of International Chef's Day 2020?

The theme in 2020 for International Chefs Day was 'Healthy Food for the Future'.

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When Is This Day Celebrated

Date Day
October 20, 2020 Tuesday
October 20, 2021 Wednesday
October 20, 2022 Thursday
October 20, 2023 Friday
October 20, 2024 Sunday

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