Nestlé Healthy Kids (NHK) pays special tribute to chefs in Singapore for the second consecutive year through a meaningful collaboration with Nestlé Professional, Singapore Chefs' Association and SG Enable, an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities.
This year’s International Chef Day event saw us paying it forward by inviting 26 teenagers from various special needs schools in Singapore to a creative cookout with local chefs at the Enabling Village on 14 October.
Students from Metta School, APSN Delta Senior School, Lee Kong Chian Gardens School and Pathlight School learnt first-hand about preparing healthy meals from our local chefs.
This year’s event theme “Art on a Plate” also saw kids playfully express themselves with edible artworks which were both nutritious, colourful and imaginative.
Mr Edmund Toh, President of the Singapore Chefs' Association, said: “International Chefs Day has been an annual tradition for the Singapore Chefs' Association.
“As chefs, we play a key role when it comes to sharing about the value of food and nutrition, and this collaboration with Nestlé Professional for the Nestlé Healthy Kids programme gives us the perfect platform to do so."
Mr Chow Phee Chat, Director, Marketing Communications and Corporate Affairs of Nestlé Singapore, added: “We know obesity and diabetes have emerged as major health concerns both locally and globally.
“This initiative was aimed at directly involving our kids in creating edible artworks that celebrated their individuality and artistic flair. Ultimately, we want to cultivate good eating habits in our future generations, so that they grow up strong, healthy and happy.”
Special thanks goes to all our partners and the schools involved – and to all the wonderful chefs in our lives, thank you for nourishing us!