Chef’s Association of Pakistan (CAP) and College of Tourism & Hotel Management (COTHM) maintaining its tradition, organized the prestigious International Chefs’ Day titled “Healthy Food for the Future” at a leading five-star hotel in Karachi this year as well.
A large number of guests from all over the city and future chefs participated in the event and performed their skills and art.
Special guests of the function were Hassan Sarwat (Director of National Foods Limited), Engineer Sabir Ahmed (Executive Director of COTHM, Karachi), Olivier Francis (General Manager of Awari Tower), Dr Muhammad Imran (Council General of the Philippines), Faizan Rawat (General Secretary of All Karachi Restaurants Association), Waqas Azeem (Member, Standing Committee of Food Chamber of Commerce), Chef Gulzar, Chef Zarnak, Chef Naheed Ansari and Chef Farah while a large number of guests from the industry also participated.
The ceremony began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran and the national anthem of Pakistan, followed by a cake cutting and chefs walk in the celebration of International Chefs’ Day.
Addressing the inaugural function on the occasion of International Chefs’ Day, COTHM Karachi Executive Director Engineer Sabir Ahmed said that healthy food is the basic human need and the role of a chef is becoming important in the society in this regard. He took a pledge from the students that they will always shine the name of Pakistan in practical life and will respect their teachers and parents.
Special guest of the International Chefs’ Day Hassan Saroot (Director of Sales, National Foods Limited) while talking about the importance of chefs in the society, said that in today’s world we need healthy food and the hands of skilled chefs are very important for this and the provision of clean and nutritious spices is the primary responsibility of National Foods. National Foods is a household name not only in Pakistan but all over the world and we will continue to work with a quality educational institution like COTHM for the betterment and development of the culinary industry.
Capital Standing Committee on Restaurants and Faizan Rawat of Karachi Restaurants Association also lauded COTHM’s efforts in providing the best careers to young students on the occasion of the International Chefs’ Day.
At the end of the ceremony, certificates and commemorative shields were presented to the distinguished chefs and distinguished guests.