International Chefs Day - October 20
Thu, Oct 20, 2022

International Chefs Day

October 20 is International Chefs Day. On this day, chefs from all over the world feel and talk about the importance of a healthy diet. The main theme of the event is chosen annually for the celebration. For example, in 2020 the theme was “Healthy food of the future”.


The holiday was founded in 2004 by the famous chef Bill Gallagher. Previously, Bill also served as President of the World Association of Chef Societies (Worldchefs). The profession of a cook has played an important role for many centuries. Food is the most important thing for survival, and experimentation with cooking different foods has been going on for thousands of years.

Roman Marcus Apicius in the I century AD wrote the world’s first recipe book called “The Art of Cooking”. There are more than 400 recipes in the book, Mark had to travel literally all over the world to extract new ingredients.

In 1765, the first restaurant was opened in Paris. The restaurant’s sign read “restaurant” or “restorative establishment” – this referred to the broths and soups that were available in the establishment. Later, the word “restaurant” came to mean “public institution”.

Interesting facts

  • in 1846, Auguste Escoffier established a brigade system for working in the kitchen;
  • during the Great Irish Famine in 1847, chef Alexis Sawyer fed thousands of the poor;
  • the number of folds on the chef’s hat is the number of ways to cook eggs;
  • In 1889, the first home delivery of pizza was made for the King and Queen of Italy.

How to celebrate

To celebrate International Chefs Day, cook some dish yourself. Find a new recipe for yourself and share it with other people on social networks. Watch cooking shows on TV or on the Internet. If you dream of working in the kitchen, then this day is the perfect time. Go to culinary school, maybe you will become the next world-famous chef.

When is International Chefs Day celebrated in 2022?

International Chefs Day is observed on October 20 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday October 20 2022
Friday October 20 2023
Sunday October 20 2024
Monday October 20 2025
Tuesday October 20 2026