Students set healthy eating example for next generation at International Chefs Day event
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Students have served up a shining example of healthy eating to inspire the next generation of chefs as part of an annual event held at University College Birmingham.
Budding food stars on the University's Professional Chef FdA course put their skills into action in the kitchens at Summer Row on Tuesday to prepare dishes for International Chefs Day, held every year on 20 October.
Launched by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs) in partnership with Nestlé Professional, the event is a celebration of the chef industry and aims to pass on skills and knowledge to the culinary creators of the future, as well as educating children about the importance of good eating habits.
"Our aim is to support kids throughout the UK in producing healthy meals and enjoying cooking... We are really happy to produce some of the recipes and share them with people around the globe"
This year's theme, 'Healthy Food for the Future', highlighted the importance of healthy eating to help boost the immune system and combat stress amid the challenging circumstances of 2020.
And University students marked the occasion by cooking up grilled portobello mushrooms with cheddar cheese, with their creations being shared online to help inspire more young chefs.
The celebration at University College Birmingham was held in association with WorldChefs and the British Culinary Federation, with the University having supported the event every year since 2015.
Chef lecturer Mat Shropshall said: "Once again it's fantastic to support the International Chefs Day 2020. Our aim is to support kids throughout the UK in producing healthy meals and enjoying cooking.
"Recipes and information were sent out by the organisers WorldChefs with a positive message of staying safe, healthy and positive during these difficult times. A big thank you to chairwoman Vanessa Marquis in bringing together chefs from all over the world to support the day.
"We are really happy to produce some of the recipes and share them with people around the globe. Stay safe and enjoy cooking!"
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