A QUALITY LABEL FOR YOUR COMPETITION

Worldchefs competition endorsement is a prestigious recognition, achieved by competitions that meet the highest standards of quality, structure, and passion. This endorsement provides exceptional opportunities for prominent visibility to a captivated audience of culinary professionals worldwide.

+230

Competitions endorsed across the globe

+40

Countries awarded with endorsement recognition

+10

Organizers have used Competition Management App

+500

Worldchefs Credentials have been issued so far

The Benefits of Worldchefs Endorsement

STANDARDS

Employ global standards of rules and procedures to achieve a fair and consistent level of judging and reach the highest level of competition standards.

GET RECOGNIZED

Become internationally recognized by culinary competitors and attract the highest level of chef talent.

PROMOTE

Gain a license to use Worldchefs logo and mention “Worldchefs Endorsed Competition” on all promotional material.

ACCESS

Get access to a list of trained and approved culinary judges worldwide, plus get advice to better organize your event.

SETTING THE STANDARDS FOR CULINARY COMPETITIONS

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

APPLY FOR A WORLDCHEFS ENDORSEMENT

Endorsed competitions must be organized by Worldchefs or a National Association of Worldchefs and can be in conjuction with a company engaged by either of the two parties.

The following Rules apply, in conjuction with other Culinary Competition Rules as defined by the Worldchefs Culinary Competition Committee.

Benefits & Requirements
Global
5.000€

Apply 6 months early to avoid a 20% penalty fee.
International
2.500€

Apply 6 months early to avoid a 20% penalty fee.
Continental
1.000€

Apply 6 months early to avoid a 20% penalty fee.
National
500€

Apply 4 months early to avoid a 20% penalty fee.
Regional
300€

Apply 4 months early to avoid a 20% penalty fee.

Competition Management System

Included*

Included*

Included*

Optional*

Optional*

Worldchefs Digital Credentials

Included for all competitors and jury members.

Included for all competitors and jury members.

Included for up to 1,000 competitors and jury members and an cost of 1 euro per additional badge

Included for up to 500 competitors and jury members and an cost of 1 euro per additional badge

Included for up to 300 competitors and jury members and an cost of 1 euro per additional badge

Number of teams, competitors, and format

Minimum of 15 international teams competing in a hot kitchen for 60 pax or more, on one day then a cold table or chefs table program

Minimum of 9 international teams competing in a hot kitchen for 60 pax or more, on one day then a cold table or chefs table program

Or

9 international teams competing in a  gourmet team challenge for 20-30 pax

Minimum of 6 international teams competing in a hot kitchen program including 3 courses for 20 pax or more

Or

6 international or local teams competing in a gourmet team challenge for 20-30 pax

Individuals or teams of two cooking in a short programs under Worldchefs Culinary Rules

Or

Program to consist of hot and cold kitchen competitions

Individuals cooking in a short programs under Worldchefs Culinary Rules

Or

Program to consist of hot and cold kitchen competitions

Competition Requirement

Regional and Individual competition is required

Regional and Individual competition is required

They must organize small team events made up of 2 competitors or more

Ideal to have regional cuisine competition

Ideal to have regional cuisine competition

Jury Requirement
(List of jury members must be provided 3 months prior to the event)

Members of the jury must be Worldchefs Certified International Judges

Members of the jury must be Worldchefs Certified International Judges

Members of the jury must be Worldchefs Certified International or Continental Judges

The head judge must be a Worldchefs Certified International Judge

The head judge for each group must be at least a Worldchefs Certified Continental Judge and the competition chairman, must be a Worldchefs Certified International Judge

Head Judge Requirement

Worldchefs Certified International Judges

Worldchefs Certified International Judges

Worldchefs Certified International Judges

Worldchefs Certified International or Continental Judges

Worldchefs Certified Continental or Regional Judges

Observers Judge Requirement
(Can be a member of the jury)

2

2

1

1

1

Observer Report
(To be sent to the organizing committee and Culinary Competition Committee)

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory

Rookie Judge Requirement
(Expenses paid by each individual Rookie judge)

Minimum of 6

Minimum of 6

Minimum of 6

No requirement

No requirement

Certificates

Organizers are required to issue certificates of participation.

Organizers are required to issue certificates of participation.

Organizers are required to issue certificates of participation.

Organizers are required to issue certificates of participation.

Organizers are required to issue certificates of participation.

Kitchen Requirements

1 x 10 rack combi oven
1 x 6 rack combi oven
2 x 2 doors GN chillers
1 underbench chiller workbench
1 x standing GN freezer
1 x tilt pan
6 range induction top
1 x salamander
1 10lt mixer
1 5kg food processor
1 set hot lights
1 blast / shock chiller
5 movable stainless steel work benches
1 plate warmer
1 electric hot box ( scanbox )
1 double sink
1 hand sink
Hand santizer station
10 electrical plugs
No exposed wooden benches / tables

1 x 10 rack combi oven
1 x 2 door GN chiller
1 underbench chiller workbench
4 range induction top
1 kenwood chef style mixer
1 salamader
4 movable stainless steel benches
1 warm scan box
1 double sink
1 hand sink
Hand santizer station
10 electical plugs
No exposed wooden benches / tables

1 x 6 rack combi oven
1 x 2 door GN chiller
1 underbench chiller workbench
4 range induction top
1 kenwood chef style mixer
1 salamader
4 movable stainless steel benches
1 warm scan box
1 double sink
1 hand sink
Hand santizer station
10 electical plugs
No exposed wooden benches / tables

2 range induction tops
1 small oven ( combi 0r under bench)
2 x movable stainless steel benches
1 salamander
Access to water
2 power points
1 underbench chiller workbench
No exposed wooden benches / tables

2 range induction tops
1 small oven ( combi 0r under bench)
2 x movable stainless steel benches
1 salamander
Access to water
2 power points
1 underbench chiller workbench
No exposed wooden benches / tables

Shared Kitchen Standards Minimum

Deep freezer
Deep fryer
Slicing machine
Ice cream machine
Ice machine or containers of ice
Sink with running water

 

Deep freezer
Deep fryer
Slicing machine
Ice cream machine
Ice machine or containers of ice
Sink with running water

 

Deep freezer
Deep fryer
Slicing machine
Ice cream machine
Ice machine or containers of ice
Sink with running water

 

GN chiller or larger
Deep fryer
Ice machine or containers of ice
Sink with running water

GN chiller or larger
Deep fryer
Ice machine or containers of ice
Sink with running water

Cold Kitchen Standards Minimum

Marshalling area for competitors
Set up tables for competitors
Judges meeting point for feedback
Tables for display with coverings
Clear signage for entries
Waste management system for end of competition

Marshalling area for competitors
Set up tables for competitors
Judges meeting point for feedback
Tables for display with coverings
Clear signage for entries
Waste management system for end of competition

Marshalling area for competitors
Set up tables for competitors
Judges meeting point for feedback
Tables for display with coverings
Clear signage for entries
Waste management system for end of competition

Marshalling area for competitors
Set up tables for competitors
Judges meeting point for feedback
Tables for display with coverings
Clear signage for entries
Waste management system for end of competition

Marshalling area for competitors
Set up tables for competitors
Judges meeting point for feedback
Tables for display with coverings
Clear signage for entries
Waste management system for end of competition

Chefs Corner Standards Minimum

Chairs / tables
Hot and cold food samples
Hot and cold beverages
Rest area for competitors

Chairs / tables
Hot and cold food samples
Hot and cold beverages
Rest area for competitors

Chairs / tables
Hot and cold food samples
Hot and cold beverages
Rest area for competitors

Chairs / tables
Hot and cold food samples
Hot and cold beverages
Rest area for competitors

Chairs / tables
Hot and cold food samples
Hot and cold beverages
Rest area for competitors

*The Competition Management System includes an online registration interface, set-up, and shipping of the server and up to 60 computer tablets. Free distanced technical support is available from 9:00 – 17:00 CET. A 50 euros/hour cost applies for support outside this timeframe. Onsite technical support is also available during competition hours. Travel, accommodation shall be bared by the organizer, meal and transportation allowance of 100 euros/day to be is the sole responsibility of the event organizer.

ARE YOU INTERESTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT
THE WORLDCHEFS COMPETITION MANAGEMENT APP?

The WORLDCHEFS COMPETITION MANAGEMENT APP © offers organizers and competitors in major culinary events the benefits of increased efficiency, security and transparency, delivering a much-needed modern update to the outdated analog approach still used in too many events today.

INTERESTED IN WORLDCHEFS CREDENTIALS?

INTERESTED IN WORLDCHEFS CREDENTIALS?

Worldchefs Credentials are digital badges that translate qualifications and capabilities into verified skills. Digital badges represent concrete evidence of learning outcomes and achievements, allowing earners to showcase their skills confidently.

With secure digital verification, each credential can be verified in real-time, providing the proof needed to build a professional profile to propel opportunities and unlock careers.

CULINARY COMPETITION COMMITEE

The Worldchefs President appoints Culinary Competition Committee members. Their role is to realize and apply international regulations adapting these, where necessary, according to circumstances and conditions.

No alterations, as they relate to the rules, can be made without the written approval of the Culinary Competition Committee and the Worldchefs Board.

The Culinary Competition Committee consists of representatives from the Worldchefs Continental Areas and are all Worldchefs Approved Judges as required. For a full list of the current committee members, visit the Worldchefs website at www.worldchefs.org.

Organizers of culinary competitions may approach the committee members directly

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What level of competitions does Worldchefs endorse?
    Worldchefs offers endorsement to all different levels of culinary competitions worldwide.

2. How can a competition get endorsed by Worldchefs?
    Competition organizers must submit an application for approval to the Worldchefs Culinary Committee.

3. Does the size of the competition determine if a competition can get endorsed?
    The size of the competition is not a factor in receiving Worldchefs endorsement; it is the quality, structure and passion which counts the most.

4. How do Worldchefs endorsed competitions benefit competitors?
    Worldchefs endorsed competitions help to guarantee that competitors receive proper recognition worldwide, having competed at the highest standards.

UPCOMING EVENTS​

Onsite
Competitions
National
September 25, 2024
Guangzhou - China
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Onsite
Competitions
National
June 18, 2024
Sofia - Bulgaria
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Onsite
Competitions
National
September 27, 2024
Taipei - Taiwan
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Onsite
Competitions
National
November 9, 2024
Jeju - South Korea
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Onsite
Competitions
Continental
July 31, 2024
Manila - Philippines
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Onsite
Competitions
National
June 4, 2024
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Onsite
Competitions
National
June 11, 2024
Johannesburg - South Africa
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Onsite
Competitions
Regional
April 24, 2024
Singapore - Singapore
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3rd Global Culinary Challenge Malaysia 2024
Onsite
Competitions
Regional
July 2, 2024
Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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