English Language students treated to gourmet meals and cultural activities for International Chefs Day
To celebrate International Chefs Day on October 21st, esteemed local chefs from the Edmonton Chefs Association brought their passion and culinary expertise to create Art on a Plate for over 600 guests, including Metro Continuing Education’s English Language Institute students and their families. Attendees were treated to a free gourmet vegetarian and halal supper, served by the chefs who created it.
“We are honoured the Edmonton Chefs Association selected Metro Continuing Education to host International Chefs Day this year,” says Dave Jones, Director of Metro Continuing Education. “This event was a great opportunity to show our appreciation for our students and to celebrate their diverse cultures.”
This year’s theme for International Chefs Day, “Art on a Plate”, encouraged children to learn about healthy eating and to celebrate diversity through the arts. Arts and crafts activities for children, ranging from face painting and mask making to collage 'art on a plate' took place during the event.
“Watching our students’ children participate in Indian Dance, face painting and even the bouncy castle was a true highlight,” noted Jones. “Many of the children hadn’t experienced these novelties before, and it was so fun to witness their excitement.”
International Chefs Day offers chefs from around the globe an opportunity to promote their profession to aspiring chefs and make a difference in their local communities. Metro is grateful for the volunteers from the Edmonton Chefs Association and their generous sponsors who helped celebrate the cultural diversity of newcomers to Canada who choose to call Edmonton home.