Maintaining a tradition of celebrating International Chefs Day (ICD) to express solidarity and commitment with the fraternity of chefs around the globe, Chefs' Association of Pakistan (CAP) and College of Tourism & Hotel Management (COTHM) Pakistan & Dubai, jointly celebrated the event with great enthusiasm.
This year, the ICD was escalated to higher level and organised in eleven cities across Pakistan. Chefs from all over the country joined hands in the celebrations and expressed their resolve to stay united and put in the best of their efforts for the progress of the profession of culinary arts. The ICD 2018 was marked with a sense of responsibility and commitment from the chefs to contribute their efforts in association with the WorldChefs for its global initiatives.
The participants in the event conducted a walk to symbolise their unity and commitment with their profession. CAP and COTHM duly recognised the achievements of chefs and awarded shields and certificates to the distinguished chefs.
The ICD 2018 had a special feature of launching ceremony of the first-ever National Women Culinary Team of Pakistan (NWCTP). All the team members of the NWCTP were conferred with the professional chef belts as souvenirs to recognise their entry to the team. The captain, coach and all the members of the men's National Culinary Team of Pakistan (NCTP) were also present on the occasion.
COTHM Pakistan & Dubai Founder & CEO and CAP Secretary General Ahmad Sahfiq lauded the services of senior professional chefs and requested them to pass on their legacy to the young generation of chefs to maintain a continuity of skills, knowledge and vision for the growth and development of the profession. He commended the support and cooperation of the WorldChefs leadership available for CAP and COTHM at every step. “As a member of the WorldChefs, we are proud to be connected and united with the global community of chefs', he said. The Chief Guest at the ICD 2018, Masood Ali Khan, CEO at Takhleeq Management & Designing Consultancy', who is recognised as the Guru of hospitality industry in Pakistan, was all praise for the talent of Pakistani chefs. “Pakistan has enormous talent in the field of culinary arts; all we need to do is to nurture the talent and showcase it in front of the world,' he remarked.
The event was attended by the professional chefs, students of culinary arts, the hospitality professionals, general managers at top hotels, journalists and notables from the civil society.