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Thank a Chef Today for International Chefs Day

Today, October 20, 2014, is World Food Day and International Chefs Day, so we here at FlashPepper wanted to take a moment to give a special thanks to all the chefs that make what we do so worth doing. The theme this year is Pass It On, which, according to the World Chefs website ( means the following: The 2014 “PASS IT ON” theme aims to potentiate the importance of knowledge and skills exchange, while underlining communication, open-minded approach and action for a cause, as one of the key elements to achieve sustainable development, preserve Chefs legacy, and nevertheless – make a good deed. What the Pass It On theme looks to emphasize is that no matter if you’re a seasoned chef or someone who’s just getting into the kitchen for the first time, realize what you do has an impact on a global scale. It’s a call to the veteran chefs to pass on their knowledge and give those new to the field the tools they need to grow. And it’s a reminder to the young chefs of the world that everything they do has an impact on their community be it through sustainability, setting a standard of quality, or bringing people together over a shared love of food.

FlashPepper meeting with members of the ACF

So, in the spirit of chef appreciation, FlashPepper would like to rattle off some thank you’s of our own to the chefs we know and love:

  • Chef Peter Kelly – of the  Xaviers Restaurant Group and Slovenia Vodka
  • Chef Anthony Todaro – CEC of RC Fine Foods and ACF chapter member
  • Chef Nicholas Mercogliano – Sous Chef, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

Some of you we’ve known for years and some are new friends but you’re all terrific chefs and even better people. Don’t forget to pass along the love to the chefs in your life today by stopping in to their restaurants for a bite or dropping them a note on social media. To learn more, check out this fun video from the World Association of Chefs Societies:


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