International Chefs Day


Each year on October 20th, Worldchefs celebrates International Chefs Day.

Since its creation by the Late Chef Dr. Bill Gallagher in 2004, Worldchefs has been committed to using International Chefs Day to celebrate our noble profession, always remembering that it is our duty to pass on our knowledge and culinary skills to the next generation of Chefs with a sense of pride and commitment to the future.

Over the past years, Worldchefs has partnered with Nestlé Professional to teach kids around the globe about the importance of healthy eating by hosting fun-filled workshops worldwide.

Uncertainty is all around us, never more so than today. These trying times can leave us feeling anxious & stressed. What we do know, is that we need to keep ourselves and others healthy. Having a strong immune system and eating “stress-busting” foods will help us through these challenging times. Here is a time when we can all be in this together! The Worldchefs way to do that is by Preparing Children for a Healthy Life!

This year’s International Chefs Day campaign theme is Healthy Food for the Future!

Due to the Covid 19 & the variety of restrictions across Australia in 2020 The Australian Culinary Federation celebrated International Chefs Day 

  • We supported the Worldchefs initiative in collaboration with Nestle Professional to produce a video about Healthy Food for the Future with President Karen Doyle, Adam Moore, Mark Clayton & Karen Kingham

  • ACF members produced videos preparing healthy food Paul Rifkin & Matt Maslak

  • Tasmanian President Stephen Lunn turned todays class at TasTAFE into a lesson about Healthy Eating

  • South Australia celebrated with their 10th International Chefs Day Gala Dinner & for the second year in collaboration with Les Chaine des Rotisseurs 

  • NSW ACT & Regions President Julio Azzarello headed back to St Catherine Of Siena Primary School for the 4th year in a row where 100 grade 4 students were treated to masterclasses by ACF members

Thanks also to Venessa Barnes & the Armory for Production of Videos


Northern Territory

New South Wales

South Australia