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History made by CAP & COTHM! Pakistan witnesses biggest ever gathering of chefs on Intl Chefs Day – 2022

History made by CAP & COTHM!
Pakistan witnesses biggest ever gathering of chefs on Intl Chefs Day – 2022

At least 2500 chefs from all over Pakistan joined the event to celebrate the day under the theme of ‘Growing a Healthy Future’.

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To pay homage to chefs and appreciate their contributions to the society and the food industry, Chefs Association of Pakistan (CAP) and College of Tourism and Hotel Management (COTHM) celebrated Intl Chefs Day – 2022 at Alhamra Artsc Council, Hall, Mall Road, Lahore on October 20.

International Chefs Day 2022
International Chefs Day 2022

At least 2500 chefs from all over Pakistan joined the event to celebrate the day under the theme of ‘Growing a Healthy Future’. The event started with a ceremonial ‘Chefs’ Walk’ followed by a wonderfully colourful event held at Alhamra Hall 1 that was jam packed with the chefs coming from different restaurants, hotels, clubs and resorts.

International Chefs Day 2022
International Chefs Day 2022

Among the guests of honour, there were Punjab Food Authority (PFA) DG Mudassar Riaz Malik, Depilex Salon CEO Mussarat Misba, Women Chamber of Commerce (WCCI) President Sam Ali Dada, Yum Group of Restaurants Executive Director Nisaar Chaudhary, and Four Points by Sheraton Executive Manager Salman Asif. Renowned journalist Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami joined the event chief guest.

Talking on the occasion, CAP Secretary General and COTHM founder and CEO Ahmad Shafiq highlighted the importance of chefs and paid tribute to the determination and endeavor of the ‘White Coat heroes’. He said chefs are real contributors to the hospitality and food industry worldwide. “We have gathered here to remember chefs’ contributions to the industry and society. CAP is the only national association of chefs working for the betterment of chefs all over Pakistan. Chefs are the beautiful face of Pakistan. They are promoting Pakistani cuisine all over the world”, he further said.

International Chefs Day 2022
International Chefs Day 2022

National Culinary Team of Pakistan (NCTP) Captain Chef Raees, in his video message from USA, congratulated all the chefs on their day. He also motivated the young chefs to stay persistent in their journey towards success in the field of culinary arts.

CAP Vice President (Corporate) Waqar Ilyas in his speech highlighted chefs’ contributions to the corporate sector. He said that the food industry is progressing rapidly, and the young chefs in this field will have a brighter future.

Later, prizes and certificates were distributed among the young chefs who had participated in different competitions held one week before at COTHM under the umbrella of CAP. These competitions were held in different categories ranging from Pakistani food to Fast Food.

International Chefs Day 2022
International Chefs Day 2022

Later, souvenirs, shields, and certificates were presented to different industry leaders, culinary instructors, entrepreneurs, and young culinary ambassadors to honour their contributions to the industry. Chef belts were also awarded to senior chefs.

International Chefs Day 2022
International Chefs Day 2022

Nestle Professionals, Unilever Food Solutions, Cheezious, Shangrila, KnN’s, Ambassador Commercial Kitchen Equipment, Asia Dye-Tech, Young’s Food, ODR Foods, Farmers Cheese Making, National Foods, Sufi Banaspati & Cooking Oil, Sambo Restaurants & Catering, and Tapal Danedar were the partner companies in the successful execution of Intl Chefs Day – 2022.

International Chefs Day 2022
International Chefs Day 2022

The partner food companies also placed their stalls and offered free product sampling, food tasting and big discounts to the chefs.

At the end of the ceremony, a wonderful corporate hi-tea was also arranged for the corporate guests by Sambo Restaurants & Catering.

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