For the second year in a row, healthy food will be the main theme at the International Chefs Day on October 20th.
For this year’s celebration, chefs around the globe will be hosting workshops for children themed under ”Healthy Food for the Future.” The main goal is to teach kids about the production and consumption of healthy food and the environmental impact of such practices.
The History of Chefs Day
The International Chef’s Day is a recently established celebration (in 2004) that we owe to the renowned Chef Dr. Bill Gallagher, the former president of the World Association of Chefs Societies (Worldchefs).
The first chef in recorded history was a Frenchman called A. Boulanger, who opened the first restaurant in 1765 in Paris, France (where else?). Boulanger named his shop “restoratives” or “restaurant” because he claimed that the food he served “restored life.”
And by food, we mean the only dishes he served: soups and broths from sheep’s hooves.
While serving food as a profession is as old as humanity and certainly existed long before the 18th century, Boulanger’s restaurant is considered the first modern restaurant.
How to Celebrate Chief’s Day
As our kitchen appliances evolved from fireplaces in the very first eating establishments to the ultra-modern induction cooktops that many restaurants have today, so did our awareness of what constitutes a good recipe.
Nowadays, it’s all about cooking healthy, immunity-boosting foods, and pretty soon, it will be all about energy-efficient healthy cooking. When taking this into consideration, there are plenty of different ways to celebrate Chefs Day.
You can learn a new healthy recipe, buy a new cookbook, watch a cooking video, or surprise a family member by cooking their favorite meal.
What will be in line with the official events on the day is organizing a cooking session with your kids and teaching them about quality healthy meals. These don’t have to be exquisite Mediterranean keto diet recipes but something simple and tasty that children can prepare for themselves.