MonJun 13

National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day – June 13, 2022

National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day is celebrated on June 13 every year to celebrate all of us who have ever been a klutz in the kitchen. Many of us have dropped our best crockery on the floor or seasoned the meat with sugar instead of salt. If you have ever burnt a roast or cut your fingers while chopping vegetables, then this day is for you. It’s a reminder that all of us have been klutzes in the kitchen and that we should just have a good laugh about it.

History of National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

There is no record of the origin or even the purpose of the day but that hasn’t kept us from celebrating National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day. The reason why we celebrate this day is that it is a fun way to recognize that we are all prone to bad days in the kitchen. From novice cooks to master chefs, everyone has been clumsy in the kitchen, and it really is part of the job. The day reminds us that, in the kitchen or outside of it, problems and accidents happen to all of us and there’s no need to feel bad about it.

The kitchen is an essential part of every house. It is a room that is dedicated to cooking and storing food. A typical kitchen in America has a cookstove, cabinets, refrigerator, a sink with running water, a countertop, and sometimes even a dishwasher and chimney. Kitchens may also serve as a place to entertain, eat meals, and do the laundry. There’s a huge market for kitchen decor and appliances and it’s not unusual for homeowners to renovate their kitchen every few years. Public kitchens are found in restaurants, hotels, hospitals, cafeterias, and goodwill centers. They serve multiple people at once and have a broad selection of food items to choose from. While a private kitchen is exempt from health laws, public kitchens may be required to adhere to public health laws.

National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day timeline

Early Stone Age
Discovery of Fire

Fire becomes a part of human life and primitive cooking begins.

1725
First Restaurant

The world’s first restaurant, Sobrino de Botin, opens in Madrid.

1826
Gas Stoves

James Sharp patents the first gas stove in England and it becomes popular by the end of the 1800s.

1995
Online Food Delivery

World Wide Waiter launches in 1995 to allow online ordering of food.

National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day FAQs

When is National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day celebrated?

National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day is celebrated every year on June 13. 

Can everyone cook in a public kitchen?

Not really. Mostly only professional chefs cook in a public kitchen. 

How many restaurants are there in all of America?

America has approximately 101,811 restaurants that make up to $500 billion a year.

How to Celebrate National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

  1. Be a klutz in the kitchen

    What better way to celebrate National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day than by being a klutz in the kitchen? Deliberately mess up a recipe to prank your friends and family.

  2. Try food painting

    This day is all about being messy and clumsy. You can also try your hand at food painting or painting with bits of vegetables and vegetable dyes. It’s a fun activity to do with the tiny tots.

  3. Try a new recipe

    Try making a recipe that was invented by mistake. Popular food items like chocolate chip cookies and popsicles are the result of people’s klutziness in the kitchen, but today they are enjoyed as delicious treats.

5 Facts About Food That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. Pizzas can be expensive

    The most expensive pizza in the world is priced at a whopping sum of $12,000.

  2. Ketchup used to be a medicine

    Back in the 1800s, doctors would prescribe ketchup to treat diarrhea and indigestion.

  3. French fries didn’t originate in France

    These potatoes are cut in the French style but they originated in Belgium, not France.

  4. Coffee is healthy

    Coffee is in fact the main source of antioxidants for Americans — antioxidants keep the heart healthy.

  5. Potatoes contain a lot of water

    80% of potatoes are just water — you could juice them but it probably won’t taste very nice.

Why we love National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

  1. It’s a day to laugh

    What’s better than laughing at our own mistakes and clumsiness? National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day reminds us that we all make mistakes and that it’s okay.

  2. It’s the day of accidental recipes

    Some of the best-loved foods like beer, chocolate chip cookies, and sandwiches have emerged from poor decisions in the kitchen. National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day also celebrates these accidental treats.

  3. It’s a day to share meals

    Since the day is all about the kitchen and cooking, it celebrates the getting together of family and friends for a hearty meal and sharing some laughs over our kitchen klutz stories.

National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day dates

YearDateDay
2021June 13Sunday
2022June 13Monday
2023June 13Tuesday
2024June 13Thursday
2025June 13Friday

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