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Worldchefs and Food for Soul Partner on Sustainability Education

Worldchefs and Food for Soul Partner on Sustainability Education 

  • Worldchefs is partnering with Food for Soul, the non profit organization founded by Chef Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore, to deliver sustainability gastronomy training to Food for Soul’s Chef Network and Refettorio projects around the globe.
  • As part of the collaboration, a 4-week training program will be launched expanding on Worldchefs Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals curriculum.
  • The partnership will offer new opportunities for skill development in management and training, designed to empower the culinary community to promote resiliency and sustainability.

Paris, 26 of October 2021 – Food for Soul, the non profit organization founded by Chef Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore, is partnering with Worldchefs to deliver sustainability gastronomy training to Food for Soul’s Chef Network and Refettorio project partners around the world.. The collaboration will amplify the impact of each organization’s educational initiatives and empower chefs to learn and implement strategies towards resiliency and sustainability.

At the center of the collaboration is the launch of a 4-week training program expanding on Worldchefs’ Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals curriculum. The course will provide participants with specialized knowledge and practical skills exploring the food system through an international lens, with a hybrid format of independent study modules, online community learning, and self-assessments. 

The joint training program will be offered in three waves beginning in November 2021 to Refettorio chefs and apprentices and expand to Food for Soul Chef Network joined by Worldchefs’ international members. Each wave will begin and conclude with interactive webinars led by Feed the Planet Chairman Chef Chris Koetke. Participants will have the opportunity to incorporate their own expertise, and to engage and network with their fellow learners.

“We are facing a climate crisis, and chefs are starting to realize the role they have to play,” says Chris Koetke, Worldchefs Feed the Planet Chairman. “We are here to help prepare culinary educators and chefs to be active innovators in building a better world. At Worldchefs, we provide accessible resources to help chefs around the globe make these choices for the future. Teaching sustainable food systems is a crucial part of this transformation.”

Worldchefs developed the Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals curriculum in 2018 to teach chefs how to think and act sustainably. The free course includes 8 lessons to help students engage with key themes to inspire positive change and improved profitability. Each lesson includes activities, quizzes, localization tips, and assessments. A global resource, the course is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and French. Over 3,500 hospitality professionals have been trained using Worldchefs sustainability curriculum as the network of Worldchefs Sustainability Education trainers around the world continues to grow.

Food for Soul is a cultural nonprofit organization advocating for socially responsible actions that improve the health of our planet and well-being of people. Since the opening of Refettorio Ambrosiano, Milan in 2015, Bottura and Gilmore have been mobilizing and empowering local communities to reduce food waste and support social inclusion. Launched in 2016, Food for Soul in collaboration with nonprofit operational partners aim to change behaviors in how we value, respect and nurture our food system. Working collaboratively to foster health, sustainability and equity outcomes across our global community, the organization has launched Refettorio projects worldwide in Milan, Modena, Naples, Bologna, London, Paris, Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Mérida, Lima, Harlem, San Francisco, and Sydney. We believe the opportunity to provide culinary education through a global online platform fosters shared knowledge and creativity, bringing us one step closer to a future food system that is sustainable, a vision we share at Food for Soul. Food is not about the quality of ingredients, it’s the quality of the ideas behind them,” says chef Massimo Bottura. These ideas are a recipe for social change in how we care for one another and our planet.”       

In addition to the Refettorio model, Food for Soul has also been strengthening its efforts to create a global movement of change-makers by developing opportunities to further education, share best practices and test strategies that can reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen community resilience. The organization’s Learning Network fosters open dialogue across Refettorio projects highlighting transformative examples of equitable and inclusive programs in the sustainability space. Investing in training and education is both part of their ongoing effort to support innovation in the sector and achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, such as SDG 12, target 12.3: halving food waste by 2030. Together with these initiatives, the partnership with Worldchefs will strengthen both organizations’ capacity to help build a healthy and just food ecosystem.

“Worldchefs is proud to join with Food for Soul in our shared mission to use the power of the white jacket for good,” says Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler. “We look forward to a working together to give more and more chefs the skills they need to change the world.”

As part of the efforts to equip culinary professionals with new skills and opportunities, the training program is also designed to prepare participants to bring more chefs to the table. Participants will gain insight into the application process to become a Worldchefs Sustainability Education Trainer, including key practices to deliver the lesson plan in a variety of professional settings. Participating chefs will also be invited to join Food for Soul’s forthcoming Chef Food for Soul Ambassador Program.

Hospitality professionals can learn more about Worldchefs’ Sustainability Education here.

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ABOUT FOOD FOR SOUL

Food for Soul is a cultural nonprofit organization advocating for socially responsible actions that improve the health of our planet and well-being of people. The mission of Food for Soul aims to change behaviors in how we value, respect and nurture our food system and work collaboratively to foster health, sustainability and equity outcomes across our global community. Through advocacy, sharing of knowledge and the development of Refettorio projects around the world, Food for Soul is proving the role of culture to strengthen resilience and enable social change. To learn more visit, www.foodforsoul.it and www.cookingisanactoflove.org

For press and media inquiries
press@foodforsoul.it


ABOUT FEED THE PLANET

Feed the Planet was founded by Worldchefs in 2012 as a way to empower and mobilize our global chefs’ network passionate about building a better future. We’re committed to using our voices to help ensure a more equitable and sustainable food system for all.

In 2016, Worldchefs joined forces with Electrolux Food Foundation and AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-led organization. Since that time, Feed the Planet has grown into a dynamic collaborative effort for inspiring social change.

Learn more and get involved at www.feedtheplanet.worldchefs.org.


ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, a diverse network of Worldchefs Education Partners and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs connects culinary professionals around the world through their online community platform and provides a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and operates the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarianism & Sustainability – Worldchefs Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

For press and media inquiries
hello@worldchefs.org

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ScanBox Joins Worldchefs as Global Partner

ScanBox Joins Worldchefs as Global Partner

  • ScanBox, the market leader in food holding equipment, has joined Worldchefs as a Global Partner and Official Partner of the Global Chefs Challenge and Worldchefs Congress & Expo.
  • ScanBox has the most comprehensive range of insulated food transport carts on the market. ScanBox will outfit the kitchens at the Global Chef Challenge.
  • ScanBox will be present at the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 event, taking place in Abu Dhabi, from 30 May to 2 June. The reunion for the most influential culinary body worldwide and world leading trade fair is not to be missed. Registration for Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 is open now at www.worldchefscongress.org/register.

ScanBox, the Scandinavian manufacturer of thermo-products for transport of both hot and cold food, has joined Worldchefs as a Global Partner. With the new partnership ScanBox is also recognized as an Official Partner of Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 and 2024, as well as an Official Partner of the Global Chefs Challenge.

The market leader in food holding equipment, ScanBox has 30 years of experience developing food holding equipment with a focus on ergonomics, safety, design and customer needs. Since 1992, they have supplyed solutions for hotels, restaurants and institutions globally, taking pride in their flexibility to customise products to cater to specific needs. With products designed to be flexible, lightweight and built with a modular concept, ScanBox has the most comprehensive range of insulated food transport carts on the market. 

ScanBox will outfit the kitchens at the Global Chef Challenge, ensuring the top-rate competitors are equipped with the best equipment to meet their needs.

“Worldchefs is proud to welcome ScanBox as a Global Partner,” says Thomas A. Gugler, Worldchefs President. “ScanBox is built on a passion for providing the best solutions to chefs, from hotel kitchens to the competition arena. We know ScanBox will facilitate the best performance of ourGlobal Chef Challenge competitors.”

“We are excited to showcase our products and bring smart solutions and helpful tools to the Worldchefs global community”, says Johan Olsson, ScanBox Sales and Marketing Director.

ScanBox will be present at the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo, taking place in Abu Dhabi, from 30 May to 2 June 2022. The reunion event for the most influential culinary body worldwide and world leading trade fair is not to be missed. Registration for Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 is open now at www.worldchefscongress.org/register

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ABOUT SCANBOX

ScanBox was founded on an idea for flexible production of insulated transport boxes. Thanks to the flexibility, ScanBox develops customized and cost-efficient solutions for distribution of food to large-scale kitchens and catering operations. their concept has been an international success that is highly praised by cooking professionals, public institutions and the hotel sector.

Today, ScanBox products are present all over the world and they continue to evolve their concept and products with a keen eye set on customer needs and environmental concerns.

For more information visit www.scanbox.se.

Facebook: @ScanBoxSweden | Instagram: @_scanbox | LinkedIn: ScanBox

ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, a diverse network of Worldchefs Education Partners and curriculum, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs connects culinary professionals around the world through their online community platform and provides a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and operates the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarianism & Sustainability – Worldchefs Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

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Nestlé Professional is Official Partner of Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum and Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022

Nestlé Professional is Official Partner of Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum and Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022

  • Nestlé Professional has joined as the Official Partner of the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 30 May to 2 June.
  • The Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum provides a platform for young talent to connect with international peers and key opinion leaders through a dynamic program of educational workshops, expert speakers, chef demonstrations, and networking events.
  • Chefs under the age of 25 can register to the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum for a reduced rate with a Young Chefs Package ticket to Worldchefs Congress & Expo. Registration information including an Early Bird special is available at www.worldchefscongress.org/register.

Paris, 19 of October 2021 – Nestlé Professional, a global leader in the out-of-home industry and foodservice solutions, has signed a new partnership with Worldchefs as the Official Partner of the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 in Abu Dhabi, 30 May to 2 June.

The partnership marks the fourth year of Nestlé Professional’s support of the biennial event. A strong advocate for young culinary professionals, Nestlé Professional has played an instrumental role in the development of Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forums and past Congresses, supporting skills workshops, expert speakers, and interactive programs to empower the next generation of industry talent.

Held at the 4-day Worldchefs Congress & Expo, the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum provides a platform for young chefs to network with industry peers and mentors, open new professional opportunities, and learn valuable skills to build their careers. 
 
“We are proud to have Nestlé Professional as Official Partner of the Worldchefs Congress and the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum. They have been fantastic partners in our mission to invest in the next generation. The 2022 Worldchefs Congress will again be a chance to provide young chefs with the tools and knowledge they need to excel in our profession and build the future of the culinary world,” says Thomas A. Gugler, President of Worldchefs.

“Worldchefs and Nestlé Professional have been partnered for over a decade, through International Chefs Day, Worldchefs Academy, Young Chefs initiatives, and many other projects,” says Emmanuel Lorieux, Global Executive Chef and Global Culinary Partnership Manager at Nestlé Professional. “That is why Nestlé Professional is proud and honored to be one of Worldchefs main partners and also to be able to help and bring our knowledge to this valuable chef community.”

The 2022 Worldchefs Congress & Expo ushers in the 20th anniversary of the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum, which began at the 2002 Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Japan. The late Dr. Billy Gallagher, Honorary President and Honorary Life Member of Worldchefs, envisioned a space for young chefs encompassing both learning and comradery. Each year, the program is designed to develop future leaders and encourage conversation between junior and senior chefs from around the globe.

Billy Gallagher and Young Chefs at the inauguration of the Young Chefs Forum.
Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2002, Kyoto, Japan.

Chefs under the age of 25 can register to the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum with the Young Chef Package for a reduced rate at www.worldchefscongress.org/register. The Young Chef Package includes the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum and offers total access to the Worldchefs Congress & Expo. An Early Bird Rate is available until 31 December 2021, and chefs are encouraged to connect with their national association and Young Chefs Club about group rates or funding opportunities.

More information on Worldchefs Congress & Expo, taking place 30 May to 2 June 2022 in Abu Dhabi, can be found at www.worldchefscongress.org

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ABOUT NESTLÉ PROFESSIONAL

Nestlé Professional is the global leader in branded hot and cold beverage and local food solutions.  We are passionate about serving the out-of-home industry and “Making More Possible” for our foodservice partners.  We leverage our depth and reach to bring relevant knowledge and solutions to help our customers and delight their consumers.  www.nestleprofessional.com

Contact nestleprofessional@nestle.com for more information or questions.   

ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, a diverse network of Worldchefs Education Partners and curriculum, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs connects culinary professionals around the world through their online community platform and provides a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and operates the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarianism & Sustainability – Worldchefs Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

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Worldchefs Welcomes Duni Group as Global Partner

Worldchefs Welcomes Duni Group as Global Partner

  • Duni Group, the market leader in attractive, sustainable and convenient products for table setting and take-away, has joined Worldchefs as a Global Partner and Official Partner of the Global Chefs Challenge and Worldchefs Congress & Expo.
  • Headquartered in Malmö, Duni supplies innovative table top concepts, creative packaging and take-away solutions to professionals and consumers around the globe.
  • Duni will be present at the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 event, taking place in Abu Dhabi, from 30 May to 2 June. The reunion for the most influential culinary body worldwide and world leading trade fair is not to be missed. Registration for Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 is open now at www.worldchefscongress.org/register.

Paris, 18 of October 2021 – Duni Group, the market leader in attractive, sustainable and convenient products for table setting and take-away has joined Worldchefs as a Global Partner. With the new partnership Duni is also recognized as an Official Partner of Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 and an Official Partner of the Global Chefs Challenge.

Headquartered in Malmö, Duni supplies innovative table top concepts, creative packaging and take-away solutions to professionals and consumers around the globe. Everything they offer is designed to create sustainable goodfoodmood and reflects decades of specialisation in materials and design. Duni adds value wherever people prepare, serve or enjoy food and drinks.

Duni Group has demonstrated their strong commitment to sustainability, moving towards fossil-free operations and innovative solutions for circularity in packaging. Duni Group is the first in the world produce fossil free premium napkins and table coverings under its Duni brand. With the switch to new fossil free binders containing food waste, Duni Group moves towards a circular business model.

“We at Worldchefs are thrilled to have Duni at the table,” says Thomas A. Gugler, Worldchefs President. “With our shared commitment to a more sustainable industry and world, their products truly create a good food mood where people meet and eat. There is no better choice for world-class table settings at our 2022 Congress.”

Over ten years ago, Duni opened local offices in the Middle East, however, they joined the market decades ago in the 1970s. Now they work with more than 500 hotels and restaurants in the UAE. Duni will also be present at the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo, taking place in Abu Dhabi, from 30 May to 2 June 2022. The reunion event for the most influential culinary body worldwide and world leading trade fair is not to be missed. Registration for Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 is open now at www.worldchefscongress.org/register

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ABOUT DUNI

Duni Group is a market leader in attractive, sustainable and convenient products for table setting and take-away. The Group markets and sells two brands, Duni and BioPak, which are represented in more than 40 markets. Duni Group has some 2,300 employees in 24 countries, headquarters in Malmö and production units in Sweden, Germany, Poland, New Zealand and Thailand. Duni Group is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker name “DUNI”.

For more information visit Duni.com.

ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, a diverse network of Worldchefs Education Partners and curriculum, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs connects culinary professionals around the world through their online community platform and provides a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and operates the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarianism & Sustainability – Worldchefs Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

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Worldchefs Academy Awards 60 New Diplomas to Students and Chefs in Mexico

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Worldchefs Academy Awards 60 New Diplomas to Students and Chefs in Mexico

Once again, Mexican chefs, cooks and culinary arts students successfully completed the Pre-Commis Chef course that Worldchefs Academy offers, free of charge, online for all those interested in starting a professional career in a professional kitchen, or, reaffirm the theoretical knowledge that is required in the daily operation of any commercial kitchen.

Chef Rodrigo Ibáñez, Worldchefs Academy Spanish Advisor, said: “It is wonderful that more people are joining the Worldchefs Academy family, where they will find a way into the exciting world of professional cooking. It’s a great start.” 

We will continue to disseminate the Pre-Commis Chef course and the subsequent certification path that Worldchefs offers through its platform.

For more information, visit www.worldchefsacademy.com  and choose the language in which you want to take the course: Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian or Arabic. German and Mandarin versions will be available soon.

What are you waiting for? Join the Worldchefs Academy family and get started today!

Worldchefs Academy Entrega 60 Nuevos Diplomas a Estudiantes y Chefs de México

Una vez mas, chefs, cocineros y estudiantes de artes culinarias mexicanos, completaron, exitosamente, el curso Pre-Commis Chef que Worldchefs Academy ofrece, de forma gratuita, en la modalidad online para todos aquellos interesados en comenzar una carrera profesional en el área de la cocina profesional, o bien, reafirmar los conocimientos teóricos que se requieren en la operación diaria de cualquier cocina comercial.

El chef Rodrigo Ibáñez, Asesor en español de la Academia de Worldchefs, dijo: “Es maravilloso que mas personas se unan a la familia de Worldchefs Academy, en donde encontrarán un camino para adentrarse al emocionante mundo de la cocina profesional. Es un gran comienzo”.

Seguiremos difundiendo el curso de Pre-Commis Chef y el posterior camino de certificaciones que Worldchefs ofrece a través de su plataforma.

Para mayor información, visite el sitio www.worldchefsacademy.com y elija el idioma en que quiere llevar a cabo el curso: español, inglés, portugués, italiano o árabe. Próximamente estarán disponibles las versiones en alemán y mandarín.

Que esperas, únete a la familia de Worldchefs Academy y comienza hoy mismo!

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Call for Contributions: Co-Author The Best Rice Recipes World Book with Worldchefs and the World Gastronomy Institute

Call for Contributions: Co-Author The Best Rice Recipes World Book with Worldchefs and the World Gastronomy Institute

  • Worldchefs and the World Gastronomy Institute (WGI) will be collaborating on a culinary heritage book on rice, «The Best RICE RECIPES World Book».
  • The book will contain both informative and technical articles and recipes from around the world, with several chapters on the history of rice,its varieties, characteristics, and cultural significance.
  • The WGI Editorial Team are launching a call to receive proposals of articles from authors, both for technical chapters and for significant recipes cooked with rice from their country or region.

Paris, 29 of September 2021 – Worldchefs and the World Gastronomy Institute (WGI) will be collaborating on a culinary heritage book celebrating the best rice recipes from around the world. «The Best RICE RECIPES World Book» will feature articles and recipes from global contributors, exploring the history of rice, its varieties, characteristics, and cultural significance through the lens of agro-food experts, historians, and chefs.


The WGI Editorial Team are launching a call to receive proposals of articles from authors, both for technical chapters and for significant recipes cooked with rice from their country or region. Chefs around the globe are invited to participate. Selected contributors will be recognized in the book as co-authors.


Submissions must be made in English and support a variety of themes from food anthropology or sustainability to cultivation or nutrition. You can find more information and technical specifications by directly downloading the Submission Form here or by clicking on the word HERE in the book’s banner at www.worldgastronomy.org/. To correctly process the form, you have to download it to your computer, complete it and save, before sending it.


To submit an article or recipe for the book you must complete an application and send your article or your recipe with photos to info@worldgastronomy.org by December 29, 2021.

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ABOUT WORLD GASTRONOMY INSTITUTE


The World Gastronomy Institute (WGI) is a transnational NGO accredited by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Collaborating Entity of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Collaborator and a Member of the UNITWIN Network of the UNESCO Chair on Food, Culture and Development UOC.


Since the WGI’s founding in 2007, it serves as a global forum for gastronomic policy issues and a practical source of knowledge through its activities and actions. The WGI mission is to promote and develop sustainable gastronomy – rational thinking and responsibility – to contribute to cultural and socioeconomic development, international understanding, peace, prosperity, and universal respect for, and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion. 


Learn more at www.worldgastronomy.org


ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, a diverse network of Worldchefs Education Partners and curriculum, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs connects culinary professionals around the world through their online community platform and provides a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and operates the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarianism & Sustainability – Worldchefs Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

‘Tea’-imagine Culinary Masterpieces: Become a Worldchefs Accredited Tea Master

‘Tea’-imagine Culinary Masterpieces: Become a Worldchefs Accredited Tea Master

If you enjoy rising to the challenge of introducing new dimensions of aroma, texture and flavour in food, or if you simply take pleasure in discovering the best ways to elevate any dining experience, The Dilmah School of Tea – Tea Master Programme is for you! 

A Tea Master is to tea what a Sommelier is to wine: an expert who can identify the drink’s origin, aromas, mouthfeel, and much more. The Dilmah School of Tea offers an extensive programme that covers topics which can assist you in impressing guests with tea reimagined – even as an ingredient in cooking! 

For years, chefs have infused tea’s aromatic flavours into food. Tea can be used as a marinade, rub, smoking ingredient or added directly to the cooking pot to impart dimension, depth and subtlety to familiar dishes. Many chefs claim that tea’s tannins also help to tenderize meat in a manner similar to red wine.

At the Dilmah School of Tea you can learn about the history of tea, why Ceylon tea is different, advanced sensory evaluation, cooking with tea and so much more. The programme which is specifically designed for Professionals can also be followed at your own pace and convenience using the Dilmah School of Tea mobile app, available for iOS and android devices.

Become a Worldchefs Accredited Tea Master, Start Your Training, Here: https://www.schooloftea.org/online-tea-training.html

‘Tea’-imagine Culinary Masterpieces: Become a Worldchefs Accredited Tea Master

If you enjoy rising to the challenge of introducing new dimensions of aroma, texture and flavour in food, or if you simply take pleasure in discovering the best ways to elevate any dining experience, The Dilmah School of Tea – Tea Master Programme is for you! 

A Tea Master is to tea what a Sommelier is to wine: an expert who can identify the drink’s origin, aromas, mouthfeel, and much more. The Dilmah School of Tea offers an extensive programme that covers topics which can assist you in impressing guests with tea reimagined – even as an ingredient in cooking! 

For years, chefs have infused tea’s aromatic flavours into food. Tea can be used as a marinade, rub, smoking ingredient or added directly to the cooking pot to impart dimension, depth and subtlety to familiar dishes. Many chefs claim that tea’s tannins also help to tenderize meat in a manner similar to red wine.

At the Dilmah School of Tea you can learn about the history of tea, why Ceylon tea is different, advanced sensory evaluation, cooking with tea and so much more. The programme which is specifically designed for Professionals can also be followed at your own pace and convenience using the Dilmah School of Tea mobile app, available for iOS and android devices.

Become a Worldchefs Accredited Tea Master, Start Your Training, Here: https://www.schooloftea.org/online-tea-training.html


Brew a Dessert & Win a Vacation with Dilmah Tea

Calling all Patissiers, Tea Aficionados and Culinary Enthusiasts: here’s your chance to win a 2-night vacation at a 5-star hotel, by simply brewing dessert! Dilmah Tea has revealed that tea can be enjoyed in three tiers; as a dessert, with a dessert or in a dessert recipe. Now, challenging you to brew the same is the Dilmah Tea Inspired Dessert Challenge – an online competition that creatively challenges hospitality professionals to showcase tea knowledge and culinary skill, while revolutionising and pushing the boundaries of tea in gastronomy, with a focus on the concept of enjoying tea as a dessert.  

Enter the Tea Inspired Challenge Here: https://competitions.dilmahtea.com/tea-inspired-dessert-challenge/


*Submissions close on October 18th 2021. Good Luck!

Unlike most beverages, tea contains almost zero calories and offers the functional aspect of helping your body process sugar too. Learn how Dilmah tea can be experienced as a dessert and discover how the right cuppa can enhance flavour and texture when paired with or added into dessert! Find inspiration with Tea Grower & Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando in this 20-minute special episode inspired by questions asked at our Story Behind Your Cup of Tea webinar series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKsyF2HQHDs 

Use Promo Code DIS5DessertT for a special discount when you shop for our dessert teas, here: 
https://shop.dilmahtea.com/tea-ranges/dessert-tea-collection

Calling all Patissiers, Tea Aficionados and Culinary Enthusiasts: here’s your chance to win a 2-night vacation at a 5-star hotel, by simply brewing dessert! Dilmah Tea has revealed that tea can be enjoyed in three tiers; as a dessert, with a dessert or in a dessert recipe. Now, challenging you to brew the same is the Dilmah Tea Inspired Dessert Challenge – an online competition that creatively challenges hospitality professionals to showcase tea knowledge and culinary skill, while revolutionising and pushing the boundaries of tea in gastronomy, with a focus on the concept of enjoying tea as a dessert.  

Enter the Tea Inspired Challenge Here: https://competitions.dilmahtea.com/tea-inspired-dessert-challenge/


*Submissions close on October 18th 2021. Good Luck!

Unlike most beverages, tea contains almost zero calories and offers the functional aspect of helping your body process sugar too. Learn how Dilmah tea can be experienced as a dessert and discover how the right cuppa can enhance flavour and texture when paired with or added into dessert! Find inspiration with Tea Grower & Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando in this 20-minute special episode inspired by questions asked at our Story Behind Your Cup of Tea webinar series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKsyF2HQHDs 

Use Promo Code DIS5DessertT for a special discount when you shop for our dessert teas, here: 
https://shop.dilmahtea.com/tea-ranges/dessert-tea-collection


The Feed the Planet Partnership Renewed, Enabling Thousands More Around the World to Learn How to Cook and Eat Sustainably

The Feed the Planet Partnership Renewed, Enabling Thousands More Around the World to Learn How to Cook and Eat Sustainably

  • Electrolux Food Foundation has renewed as a Worldchefs Premium Partner.
  • The independent, non-profit organization founded and funded by Electrolux supports initiatives to inspire more sustainable food choices among kids, adults and professionals.
  • Joining as a Worldchefs Partner in 2016, with their support Feed the Planet has grown into a dynamic collaborative effort for inspiring social change and supporting people in need in communities around the world.

Paris, 23 of September 2021 – Worldchefs is pleased to announce a renewed partnership with Electrolux Food Foundation who has been a remarkable supporter of Worldchefs, with Feed the Planet initiatives counting on their support.

Feed the Planet was founded by Worldchefs in 2012 as a way to empower and mobilize our international chef network committed to building a more equitable and sustainable food system. To accomplish this mission, Worldchefs joined forces with Electrolux Food Foundation and AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-led organization, in 2016. Since that time, Feed the Planet has grown into a dynamic collaborative effort for inspiring social change and supporting people in need in communities around the world.

“I’m so proud of the work done so far. We started out from zero and with many employees now engaged we’re scaling up fantastic projects such as Food Heroes and Like a Chef across the world,” says Malin Ekefalk, Electrolux Director Social Responsibility & Community Investment. “Our partners give us an edge and help us to grow. Worldchefs is uniquely positioned to set the agenda and convey important messages about the need for healthy food and sustainable cooking.”

With a focus on four key initiatives, Worldchefs’ Feed the Planet partnership with Electrolux Food Foundation and AIESEC has created local and global impact through diverse projects that cross the continents. 

The Like A Chef employment training program provides underprivileged people with culinary workplace skills to help them build a new career path. An eight-week course, developed by Worldchefs in partnership with Electrolux Food Foundation, is delivered by partners and teaches with a zero-food waste approach. With 8 active training centers around the world and more on the way, Like a Chef is changing lives – for real.

The Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals curriculum, now available both online and in schools, is an innovative free course designed to teach chefs how to think and act sustainably. Graduates earn a Worldchefs digital badge and certificate to show potential employers their commitment to professional growth and a more efficient kitchen. The course is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic. The program has reached over 1,600 students and has provided special leadership training to 84 Sustainability Education Trainers in over 80 countries.

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Sustainability Education students at Humber College, Canada

Food Heroes is an educational program for kids. Developed as part of UNICEF’s World’s Largest Lesson, the interactive workshop teaches young people about the important relationship between healthy food for both our bodies and our environment. The workshop materials are available in 11 languages. Since 2018, more than 40,000 kids have been reached by Electrolux Food Foundation, AIESEC, and Worldchefs across over 30 countries.

The Food Waste Challenge is designed to decrease food waste while improving profit margins in both back of house and front of house operations. The Food Waste Challenge toolkit and webinar series provides hands-on waste cutting practices that make day-to-day waste tracking easy, encouraging restaurants to commit to reducing food waste.

Feed the Planet also produces a webcast series, Sustainability Around the World, with each new episode exploring the journey toward a more conscious kitchen.

Continuing the mission to empower better cooking and eating habits through awareness and advocacy, the Electrolux Food Foundation has recently launched Replate – a new online space to inspire people to rethink their food choices and eat better for health and planet. The online space features stats, stories, hacks and recipes as well as hands-on-tips that answer the question: ‘So, what can I do?’ – to eat more sustainably.

“We are extremely proud to continue our longstanding partnership with Electrolux Food Foundation,” says Ragnar Fridricksson, Worldchefs Managing Director. “We are an outstanding team, joined by a genuine vision for a better future. We look forward to continuing our efforts to inspire our global network to take action, and to help more people put better food on the table.” 

Learn more about Feed the Planet projects at www.feedtheplanet.worldchefs.org

Visit the Electrolux Food Foundation website here and explore Replate at replate.com.

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ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

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Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, a diverse network of Worldchefs Education Partners and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs connects culinary professionals around the world through their online community platform and provides a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and operates the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarianism & Sustainability – Worldchefs Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

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Programme Manager (Pastry, Bakery and Confectionery) – Hong Kong: International Culinary Institute (ICI)

Programme Manager (International Cuisine) – Hong Kong: International Culinary Institute (ICI)

International Culinary Institute (ICI)

ICI offers a wide range of quality professional culinary Programmes covering the cuisines of Europe, Mediterranean, Americas, Middle East and Asia as well as Bakery and Confectionary. Please visit www.ici.edu.hk for more information of this state-of-the-art Training Institute.

International Culinary Institute

Programme Manager (Pastry, Bakery and Confectionery)

Ref: C/ICI/PM(PBC)/09/21-AP2

Major Duties:

  • To provide leadership in the planning, development, implementation, quality assurance, and administration of Pastry, Bakery and Confectionery Food Preparation programmes;
  • To develop, review, update and monitor the training curriculum and syllabus of training programmes to meet with the latest needs of the industry;
  • To conduct training in Pastry, Bakery, and Confectionery Food Preparation related programs;
  • To undertake administration, training, and operational related duties, including supervision of staff and management of resources;
  • To oversee the operation of the training kitchens, coordinate special training events / functions and culinary competitions which form part of the Integrated Learning Experience of the training programmes;
  • To establish and maintain close contacts with the industry partners, professional bodies and institutes both local and overseas;
  • To support marketing and promotional activities of the culinary programmes; and
  • To compile the financial estimates and training statistics as well as to oversee the procurement, maintenance and commissioning of plants and equipment of the section.

Requirements:

  • A recognised degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent; and preferably memberships of relevant professional bodies
  • At least 5 years’ international experience in the relevant industry and / or teaching
  • Preferably with:
    • qualification of Master Confectioner (Konditor Meister) and Certified Trainer Chef Certificate (Ausbildereignunspruefung (AEVO)) in Western Pastry and Confectionery Cuisine, or equivalent
    • knowledge and experience in trade test systems
  • Proven management and administrative experience at senior level;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English; and
  • Proficiency in computer software applications. 

Notes:

  • The post is in the rank of “Principal Instructor”.
  • Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend a trade test.
  • Candidates without the required academic qualification stated in (a) above but possessing 18 years’ relevant experience may also apply. Where applicable, these candidates may be required to have a Qualifications Framework (QF) Level 4 qualification.
  • The appointee may be required to perform duties outside normal office hours and in designated places as assigned.
  • In support of the Sexual Conviction Record Check (SCRC) Scheme launched by the Hong Kong Police Force, all prospective appointees will be requested to undergo the SCRC at the advanced stage of the employment process.

Application Procedures:

A completed application form [VTC-1 (Rev. 1/2018)], together with a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to the Human Resources Division, 18/F, VTC Tower, 27 Wood Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. Please specify on the envelope the reference of the post being applied for.

Closing date for application: 20 October 2021

Applicants not invited for interview within 10 weeks from the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

The Council reserves the right not to fill the post(s).

Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. Information on unsuccessful candidates will normally be destroyed 12 months after the completion of the recruitment exercise.

  • Advertised: 21 September 2021
  • Application close: 20 October 2021


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