July 25 is Culinarians Day, an unofficial holiday that honors all cooks and chefs who bring good taste and great food in people's lives.
Culinarians are experts in the art and science of cooking and serving food. They can be chefs, cooks, home cooks, bakers, and anyone else who is involved in the process of preparing and serving meals. Professional culinarians tend to work in restaurants and commercial kitchens.
While the origins of Culinarians Day are unknown, we can all safely assume that the holiday was invented as a way to thank all the culinarians who make our experience of eating out fun and special.
How to Celebrate?
If you personally know a chef or a cook, send them a thank you note and a thoughtful gift.
Make a special dinner for the person who cooks for you every day.
Go out to eat and thank the chef and the cooks for laying out a good meal for you.
Did You Know...
...that the hat chefs wear is called a toque blanche (white hat in French)? It is believed that the height of the toque represents seniority and rank in the kitchen and the folds in the hat represent the qualification of the chef.