International Chefs Day is celebrated Oct. 20 every year to honour those with culinary skills and also educate people about healthy food. The day was created in 2004 by chef Dr. Bill Gallagher, who at the time was the president of WorldChefs -- a network of more than 100 chef associations.

Here are some quotes, courtesy Brainy Quotes, to share on this day:

1. "If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that's exactly what I did." – Gordon Ramsay

2. "You have to be confident in who you are and what you're doing. Of course, you try to evolve. I would never tell you, 'Today is the best I will ever be.' I'm always trying to be a better chef, a better dad, a better person." –  Guy Fieri

3. "The biggest challenge of being a pastry chef is that, unlike other types of chefs, you can't throw things together at a farmer's market. When you're working with baking powder and a formula, you have to be exact. If not, things can go wrong." – Carla Hall

4. "A chef's palate is born out of his childhood, and one thing all chefs have in common is a mother who can cook." – Marco Pierre White

5. "I've been a cook all my life, but I am still learning to be a good chef. I'm always learning new techniques and improving beyond my own knowledge because there is always something new to learn and new horizons to discover." – Jose Andres

6. "Being a great baker and pastry chef requires the upmost open mind. I try every dessert that comes my way!" – Christina Tosi

7. "What I want to do is produce really delicious food. I want it to look nice, because when you see food you should want to eat it. You shouldn't be saying, 'Oh my goodness, isn't the chef clever, he can weave the Eiffel Tower out of carrot sticks.'" – Prue Leith

8. "Cooking is not difficult. Everyone has taste, even if they don't realize it. Even if you're not a great chef, there's nothing to stop you understanding the difference between what tastes good and what doesn't." – Gerard Depardieu

9. "I studied to be a chef as a side thing, a little hobby that I enjoyed doing, but I ended up falling madly in love with the food and the lifestyle." – Kelis

10. "A chef is a mixture maybe of artistry and craft. You have to learn the craft really to get there." – Wolfgang Puck

Pastry chef Christine Giegerich and another PastryStar employee work in a test kitchen Pastry chef Christine Giegerich and another PastryStar employee work in a test kitchen Photo: AFP / Olivier DOULIERY