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Like a Chef Program Wins ESAE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

Like a Chef  Program Wins ESAE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

  • The Like a Chef program, a Feed the Planet initiative driven by Worldchefs, Electrolux Food Foundation, and AIESEC, has won the 2023 ESAE Association Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award.
  • The European Society of Association Executives (ESAE) is the leading voice of senior-level managers in Europe. The ESAE Association Awards recognize exceptional achievements by Association members.
  • Like a Chef was launched in 2017 with a goal to educate and train 3000 people worldwide by 2030, and has reached over 1000 individuals with life-changing culinary training and career guidance. Learn more about Feed the Planet programs including Like A Chef at feedtheplanet.worldchefs.org.

Paris, 29 June 2023 – The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs), together with Feed the Planet partners Electrolux Food Foundation, accepted the 2023 ESAE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Award for the remarkable impact of the Like a Chef employment training program.

The European Society of Association Executives (ESAE) is the leading organization for senior-level managers in Europe. Bringing together association leaders, ESAE facilitates the exchange of best practices among professional peers. The ESAE Association Awards were held on 15 June 2023 in Brussels, recognizing exceptional achievements by Association members.

Linh To and Cosimo Scarano accept the DEI Award celebrating the Like a Chef initiative.

“I am proud and happy having chaired the first-ever ESAE association awards. They recognize the achievements of association professionals by their peers, independently from any industrial or commercial interest,” said Mohamed Mezghani, the ESAE Board Member who initiated and led the Awards. “This inaugural edition rewarded projects and initiatives of high quality which will certainly inspire trade associations as well as professional societies. It’s this spirit of innovation and sharing that drives ESAE and its members.”

Jury member Frederic Hoffman presented the Award with Solange Cleutjens, who represented I am Amsterdam, to key representatives from Worldchefs and Electrolux Food Foundation.

“We are honored to receive the 2023 ESAE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award for our Like a Chef employment training program. This recognition underscores the global impact and commitment of Worldchefs, Electrolux Food Foundation, and all our dedicated partners, as we celebrate the success of Like a Chef in empowering underprivileged individuals with professional skills and sustainable cooking methods,” says Worldchefs President, Thomas A. Gugler. “We express our deepest appreciation to the Worldchefs community all around the world, whose unwavering efforts fuel our Feed the Planet initiatives and share ‘The Power of the White Jacket’ through professional culinary expertise and conscious cooking practices across the globe.”

Impacting Communities

Like a Chef was launched in late 2017 with a goal to educate and train 3000 people worldwide by 2030. Founded and driven by Worldchefs together with Electrolux Food Foundation, the Like a Chef program is an employment training initiative that provides professional culinary skills to underprivileged individuals. The program emphasizes sustainable cooking methods with a zero-waste approach.

Adapted to each community it serves, the program empowers various groups in need, including refugees, single parents, cancer survivors, and orphaned teenagers, to provide for themselves and their families. With over 1000 graduates, there have been eight training centers around the world in Brazil, Poland, Egypt, Sweden, St. Lucia, Russia, and Ukraine.

“This project is really tailored to the needs of local communities. Together with our partner Worldchefs, Electrolux Food Foundation really wanted to give back to local communities and that’s the purpose and the secret of the success of this initiative,” said Cosimo Scarano, Head of Electrolux Food Foundation. “We are very honored to see the recognition coming for this program and are every day more and more convinced of its potential in changing people’s lives. Thanks to my team and to everyone who contributes daily to Like a Chef implementation and success.”

About the ESAE Awards

2023 marked the inaugural year of the ESAE Association Awards. The ESAE Association Awards identify projects that can be an inspiration for the greater professional community. Highlighting team members who usually stay out of the spotlight, the main goal is to learn from best practices and transferable knowledge. The ‘DEI Award’ celebrates projects built around the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

“Our idea is really to share what we know best—how to cook—with people we need, and then to help them to find a job in a professional kitchen. It is an industry that is always looking for new employees, and then we also have people who are looking for opportunities to change their lives,” says Linh To, Worldchefs’ Event and Project Manager. “It’s been six years and we have managed to reach 1000 people. It’s a big achievement and we are very, very grateful to receive this commendation.”

Take action

The Like a Chef program is made possible with the support of Feed the Planet partners and the tireless contributions of Worldchefs’ members around the globe. Worldchefs extends the utmost gratitude to all program participants, local partners, sponsors, and volunteer chefs who contribute to the life-changing success of Like a Chef and all Feed the Planet initiatives. It is the dedication of Worldchefs’ global community that fosters resilience and solidarity in the industry and beyond.

“It’s an incredible honor to have been able to help change the lives of over 1000 people through the Like a Chef program, and the only way this is possible is through the diverse partnership of Worldchefs, Electrolux Food Foundation, and AIESEC, which together forms the backbone of Feed the Planet,” says Feed the Planet Chairman, Chris Koetke. “We look forward to expanding our program and reaching more lives in the years to come.”

To learn more about Feed the Planet and the Like a Chef program, visit feedtheplanet.worldchefs.org.

Read more in the latest issue of Worldchefs Magazine

Head to page 47 in Issue 29 to read more about how the Like a Chef program is changing lives.

From mastering the art of sustainable cooking to embracing the latest technological advancements in the kitchen, Worldchefs Magazine is your guide to staying at the forefront of the culinary profession. 

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Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals Celebrates 10,000 Graduates

Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals Celebrates 10,000 Graduates

  • Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals, a Feed the Planet initiative, has reached 10,000 graduates. The free curriculum and online course helps learners deepen their knowledge of sustainable culinary methods and key topics in food systems.
  • Culinary schools, national chef associations, and training institutions around the globe deliver the program through a network of dedicated Approved Trainers. The e-learning version, launched in 2022, is also available on Worldchefs Academy (www.worldchefsacademy.com). Graduates receive a Worldchefs certificate and digital badge to market their skills.
  • Learn more about Feed the Planet programs including Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals at feedtheplanet.worldchefs.org.

Paris, 26 June 2023 – Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals, a World Association of Chefs’ Societies’ (Worldchefs) Feed the Planet initiative, has reached 10,000 graduates.

The free Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals course teaches chefs how to think and act sustainably. Available in two formats, the certificate program provides an opportunity for culinary professionals to explore key themes in food systems through a trainer-led course or through self-paced online learning.

The curriculum includes eight lessons to help learners engage with and deepen their knowledge of sustainable culinary theory and methods. Modules include the Big Picture, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Seafood, Energy, Water, Waste Management, and Sustainable Nutrition. 

Learners can access Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals through Worldchefs Academy and build skills through the web-based platform or via the mobile app offering an offline study mode.

Culinary schools, national chef associations, and training institutions around the globe deliver the program through a network of dedicated Approved Trainers, with access to detailed lesson plans including presentations, instructor notes, quizzes, activity ideas, localization tips, and assessments. Globally relevant, the trainer-led curriculum is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and French. The online version is available in English with additional languages to follow.

Upon completion of the course, participants are equipped with the theory required to complete an assessment and receive a Worldchefs certificate and digital credential in the form of a digital badge – an important way to make skills visible when seeking employment in professional kitchens or demonstrating their commitment to the sustainability movement.

“We are so proud of the more than 10,000 Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals graduates and what this milestone means for the movement,” says Ragnar Fridriksson, Worldchefs Managing Director. “We at Worldchefs set out to help empower culinary professionals to harness ‘the power of the white jacket’ and take on their responsibility to share healthy and sustainable habits with the many people they feed. As the number of graduates continues to grow, we hold tremendous gratitude to our global community and partners whose participation and support make all of this possible.”

A global community of action

Hear directly from Sustainability Education’s Approved Trainers and alumni how the course has helped to inform and activate culinary professionals around the world to build a better food future.

Valeria Hernandez

Corporate Executive Chef at Griffith Foods, Central America and the Caribbean

Environmental sustainability education has always been one of the most important topics for me as a chef since I come from a country in which we are very concerned about the environment. I always thought that we needed a massive effort to generate significant action, but after looking at Feed the Planet’s information, I realized that change can be created in small actions and that the power of a white jacket can change the world.

Soon Pau Voon

Teaching Fellow at Sunway University, Malaysia

Very interesting curriculum! The course provides an opportunity for students to explore a path away from traditional teaching and learning method. They are now more aware of the big word – Sustainability, and hopefully, they will use this knowledge in their future careers.

Mark serice

Vice President of Global Culinary at Griffith Foods

As chefs who fundamentally depend on the earth for inspiration and creativity, we are ethically bound to preserve those gifts through knowledge, understanding, and stewardship. The sustainability course from the Worldchefs is the first step for our global guild in moving forward to make a difference. We now have another opportunity to scale positive impact by working together globally.

Bongani Baloyi

Sous Chef at The Blue Train, South Africa

Today’s session was talking to me as an individual; it relates to me as a professional in my line of work. Really learned so much in terms of energy-saving measures, not only in my career space but also on a personal level, saving and using energy responsibly indeed plays a bigger role in our lives and sustainability. Change attitude and habits is a process I am beginning from this lesson going onwards, starting with changing myself first then automatically in the process of changing my team and colleagues.

Rochelle schaetz

Head of Marketing, Europe & Africa at Griffith Foods

As chefs, we often underestimate “the power of the white jacket” to influence the food choices consumers make. As custodians of the worlds’ food supply, we must lead by example, be responsible in our recommendations, menus, products, and in how we run our kitchens. The program reinforced the urgency of addressing the world’s food security challenges and the role we as chefs have to play.

Terry jenkinson

Head of Culinary Arts at Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy, Namibia

The sustainability course has proven to be very informative, especially as we here at Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy in Namibia have been active in creating an awareness of the importance of biodiversity, conserving natural resources, and making the most of products indigenous to our country. The students who participated in the curriculum have a better understanding of what we have been teaching as well as a newfound respect for ensuring long-term sustainability of our natural resources.

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Amro Fahed Al Yassin
Vice President of the Emirates Culinary Guild and Worldchefs Academy Arabic Advisor

I’ve been watching Feed the Planet and sustainability programs. This is something that we are only in need of, it’s a must for each and every chef to do this. It’s a partnership in education. There is a lot of efforts from Worldchefs and you have the efforts from the restaurants to get people involved. They are caring about the education of their staff.

Chef John LPU Laguna
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Faculty Member at LPU Laguna

Sustainability education is becoming increasingly important as we face environmental challenges such as climate change, resource depletion, and pollution. At Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) in Laguna, students are not only learning about sustainable practices, but they are also putting their knowledge into action through their participation in the Worldchefs Feed the Planet program.

The success of the Worldchefs program at LPU Laguna is a testament to the power of sustainability education. By providing students with the knowledge and skills to create sustainable food practices, they are not only making a positive impact on the environment, but they are also preparing themselves for careers in the food industry that are increasingly focused on sustainability.

The Feed the Planet program at LPU Laguna is an inspiring example of how sustainability education can lead to positive change. As we continue to face environmental challenges, sustainability education will become increasingly important in preparing the next generation to create a more sustainable future.

Read more about Chef John and LPU Laguna’s sustainability program on page 45 of Worldchefs Magazine Issue 29.

Culinary Foundations

The e-learning version of Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals was launched in 2022 on Worldchefs Academy, adding to the line-up of free courses available for chefs around the world and at any stage of their career. The online course was created by Worldchefs Feed the Planet initiative, powered by Electrolux Food Foundation and Custom Culinary, with the support of content advisors of culinary educators and experts around the globe.

Course AdvisorsTitleCountry
Anne McBrideDeputy Director of the Torribera Mediterranean Center (TMC)Italy
Chris KoetkeChairman of Worldchefs Feed the Planet & Sustainability CommitteeUSA
Clinton MonchukExecutive Director of the Farm & Food Care SaskatchewanCanada
Daniel Schweizer CEC, CCA, WCECExecutive Chef at Goddard Catering Group, Vice President ACF Jamaica Chapter, and Member of Worldchefs Feed the Planet & Sustainability CommitteeJamaica
Jihan SahawnihCulinary Professor at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and Member of Worldchefs Feed the Planet & Sustainability CommitteeJordan
Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D, CHE, CRCProfessor and Director at Drexel UniversityUSA
Kelly DaynardExecutive Director of Farm & Food Care OntarioCanada
Richard YoungDirector of the Frontier Energy Food Service Technology Center Frontier Energy, Inc.USA
Rodrigo Duarte-Casar, MScLecturer at the School of Gastronomía Universidad Técnica de ManabíEcuador
Sheila A. BowmanSeafood Watch Manager of Culinary Initiatives at the Monterey Bay AquariumUSA
Shonah Chalmers CCC, BSc, WCCE Culinary Professor at Humber College and Vice Chairwoman of Worldchefs Feed the Planet & Sustainability CommitteeCanada
Terence Keith JenkinsonHead of Culinary Arts at Silver Spoon Hospitality AcademyNamibia
Vincent DoumeizelVice President of Food Beverage and Sustainability for Lloyd’s Register FoundationFrance

“For us at Worldchefs, it is important to give aspiring chefs the foundation for a proper learning system that is available to all,” says Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler. “On behalf of the Worldchefs Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate all the volunteers and our wondering sponsors who helped to bring this educational opportunity to chefs around the world. We are proud to provide the resources to help prepare our industry for a better future,” says Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler.

Take action

Start the Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals course for free at www.worldchefsacademy.com, and receive a digital badge to show your achievement.

The Worldchefs Academy mobile app can be downloaded on both the App Store and Google Play, and at www.worldchefsacademy.com.

Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals is made possible with the support of Feed the Planet partners and the tireless contributions of Worldchefs’ members around the globe. Worldchefs extends the utmost gratitude to all course participants, program trainers, and educational institutions who bring their time, expertise, and vision to all Feed the Planet initiatives.

To learn more about Feed the Planet, visit feedtheplanet.worldchefs.org.

Read more in the latest issue of Worldchefs Magazine

Head to page 47 in Issue 29 to read more about the impact of Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals’ free curriculum.

From mastering the art of sustainable cooking to embracing the latest technological advancements in the kitchen, Worldchefs Magazine is your guide to staying at the forefront of the culinary profession. 

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Results are in for the Global Chefs Challenge Africa & Middle East Regional Semi-Finals

See the final results for the Global Chefs Challenge Africa & Middle East Regional Semi-Finals!

  • The Africa & Middle East regional semi-final rounds for the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge culinary competition were held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, as part of Expo Culinaire and Emirates Salon Culinaire.
  • Qualifying teams will advance to compete in the Global Chefs Finals during the 2024 Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Singapore.
  • To learn more about the Global Chef Challenge and the Road to Singapore, visit https://worldchefs.org/globalchefschallenge.
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See more photos of the Americas Regional Global Chefs Challenge Semi-Final event here.

Paris, 21 June 2023 –The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) has announced the results from the Africa & Middle East regional semi-final rounds of the prestigious Global Chef Challenge culinary competition. The competition was held during Expo Culinaire and Emirates Salon Culinaire in Sharjah with the participation of chefs from Worldchefs’ member countries across Africa and the Middle East. Worldchefs represents the largest international membership of culinary professionals, with over 100 national chef society members.

The top culinary teams from the region showcased their skills, creativity, and craftsmanship through four competition categories: Global Chefs Challenge, Global Vegan Chefs Challenge, Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, and Global Young Chefs Challenge – Hans Bueschkens Trophy. Competitors went head to head for a coveted chance to compete at the Global Chef Challenge Finals during the 2024 Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Singapore.

Final Results:

Results are listed below by category: Global Chefs Challenge, Global Vegan Chefs Challenge, Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, and Global Young Chefs Challenge.

Global Chefs Challenge
  • First Place: UAE
    • Chef John Buenaventura
  • Second Place: South Africa
    • Chef Marike Van Staden
Global Vegan Chefs Challenge
  • First Place: UAE
    • Chef Ahmad Kasdi Bin Mohd Dahari
Global Pastry Chefs Challenge
  • First Place: UAE
    • Chef Dilip Kumara
Global Young Chefs Challenge
  • First Place: UAE
    • Chef Shayan Viranga

Congratulations to each participant, and to the qualifying teams that will move on to compete in Singapore at the Global Chefs Challenge Finals.

To learn more about the Global Chef Challenge and the Road to Singapore, visit https://worldchefs.org/globalchefschallenge/.

Want to Compete in Global Chefs Challenge?

If you wish to put your talent to the test, contact your National Chefs Association for opportunities to participate. Visit worldchefs.org/Members for a list of member nations.

Global Chefs Challenge Finals at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2024

Worldchefs Congress & Expo is a hallmark tradition of Worldchefs, and has been organized in 39 cities around the world throughout its illustrious 94-year history. The four-day forum brings together delegates from across the five continents to network and expand their professional bonds. The unique program delivers presentations and workshops from leading experts in the hospitality industry, impactful educational programs including the Worldchefs Educators’ Forum, specialized events designed to uplift the next generation of chefs such as the Bill Gallagher Young Chefs Forum, an international trade exhibition, the Global Chefs Challenge competition, and diverse activities to enhance both personal and professional networks.

The 2024 Worldchefs Congress & Expo and Global Chefs Challenge Finals will be held in Singapore, hosted by the Singapore Chefs Association.

Visit www.worldchefscongress.org for more information.

Read more in the latest issue of Worldchefs Magazine

From mastering the art of sustainable cooking to embracing the latest technological advancements in the kitchen, Issue 29 is your guide to staying at the forefront of the culinary profession. 

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Results are in for the Global Chefs Challenge Americas Regional Semi-Finals

See the final results for the Global Chefs Challenge Americas Regional Semi-Finals!

  • The Americas regional semi-final rounds for the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge culinary competition were held in Santiago, Chile from 23-26, May 2023.
  • Qualifying teams will advance to compete in the Global Chefs Finals during the 2024 Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Singapore.
  • To learn more about the Global Chef Challenge and the Road to Singapore, visit https://worldchefs.org/globalchefschallenge.
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See more photos of the Americas Regional Global Chefs Challenge Semi-Final event here.

Paris, 20 June 2023 –The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) has announced the results from the Americas regional semi-final rounds of the prestigious Global Chef Challenge culinary competition. The event was held in Santiago, Chile with the participation of chefs from Worldchefs’ member countries in the Americas. Worldchefs represents the largest international membership of culinary professionals, with over 100 national chef society members.

The top culinary teams from across the Americas showcased their skills, creativity, and craftsmanship through four competition categories: Global Chefs Challenge, Global Vegan Chefs Challenge, Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, and Global Young Chefs Challenge – Hans Bueschkens Trophy. Competitors went head to head for a coveted chance to compete at the Global Chef Challenge Finals during the 2024 Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Singapore.

Final Results:

Results are listed below by category: Global Chefs Challenge, Global Vegan Chefs Challenge, Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, and Global Young Chefs Challenge.

Global Chefs Challenge
Global Vegan Chefs Challenge
Global Pastry Chefs Challenge
Global Young Chefs Challenge

Congratulations to each participant, and to the qualifying teams that will move on to compete in Singapore at the Global Chefs Challenge Finals.

To learn more about the Global Chef Challenge and the Road to Singapore, visit https://worldchefs.org/globalchefschallenge/.

Want to Compete in Global Chefs Challenge?

If you wish to put your talent to the test, contact your National Chefs Association for opportunities to participate. Visit worldchefs.org/Members for a list of member nations.

Global Chefs Challenge Finals at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2024

Worldchefs Congress & Expo is a hallmark tradition of Worldchefs, and has been organized in 39 cities around the world throughout its illustrious 94-year history. The four-day forum brings together delegates from across the five continents to network and expand their professional bonds. The unique program delivers presentations and workshops from leading experts in the hospitality industry, impactful educational programs including the Worldchefs Educators’ Forum, specialized events designed to uplift the next generation of chefs such as the Bill Gallagher Young Chefs Forum, an international trade exhibition, the Global Chefs Challenge competition, and diverse activities to enhance both personal and professional networks.

The 2024 Worldchefs Congress & Expo and Global Chefs Challenge Finals will be held in Singapore, hosted by the Singapore Chefs Association.

Visit www.worldchefscongress.org for more information.

Read more in the latest issue of Worldchefs Magazine

From mastering the art of sustainable cooking to embracing the latest technological advancements in the kitchen, Issue 29 is your guide to staying at the forefront of the culinary profession. 

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Italy: Families receive food assistance from Worldchefs members amid deadly floods

Amid catastrophic flooding in Northern Italy, Worldchefs’ member Federazione Italiana Cuochi (FIC) and World Chefs Without Borders provide thousands of displaced people with food and comfort.
Catastrophic flooding in Northern Italy has displaced thousands and upended livelihoods. Worldchefs member FIC is on the ground providing emergency food relief to flood-stricken communities.
Catastrophic flooding in Northern Italy has displaced thousands and upended livelihoods. Worldchefs member FIC is on the ground providing emergency food relief to flood-stricken communities.

Flooding in Northern Italy has killed 15 people and displaced more than 36,000. Worldchefs’ member FIC has responded with emergency food relief, delivering solidarity and food assistance to those in need.

In Emilia-Romagna, dozens of chefs from the FIC Solidarity and Emergency Department (DSEFIC) have worked around the clock to provide hot meals to those whose lives have been upended by the deadly floods.

In Emilia-Romagna, dozens of chefs from the FIC Solidarity and Emergency Department (DSEFIC) have worked around the clock to provide hot meals to those whose lives have been upended by the deadly floods. Image: FIC volunteer chefs prepare hot meals in emergency kitchens in Imola and Riolo Terme.
FIC volunteer chefs prepare hot meals in emergency kitchens in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region.

“Since May 19, our teams of emergency cooks have been on the field in the cities of Imola and Riolo Terme to prepare meals for the population and rescuers,” says Roberto Rosati, DSE President and World Chefs Without Borders Committee Member. “To date we have produced almost 12,000 complete meals.” Worldchefs Without Borders provided 4,000 euro to help fund the food relief effort.

On the frontlines of the climate crisis

DSEFIC’s work on the ground is helping flood-hit families get back on their feet by providing immediate food assistance.

The Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy is one of the country’s agricultural hubs. The flooding has inundated farmlands and destroyed produce, decimating a region known as the “Fruit Valley”. Greenhouses and stables have also been affected, resulting in the loss of animals. More than 5,000 farms have been submerged, including fields of corn and grain, compounding on record inflation and soaring food prices.

Livelihoods, croplands, and homes have been devastated by the catastrophic flooding, a region where researchers warn will see more violent and frequent storms due to the accelerating climate crisis.

The floods followed years of severe drought, which compacted the soil and reduced its ability to absorb rainfall. Rising temperatures have intensified droughts, leading to soil dryness and changes in permeability. With extreme amounts of rainfall in a short period, runoff is exacerbated, causing rivers to overflow and alter their course. Over 20 rivers in the region have burst their banks, triggering numerous landslides.

Emilia Romagna’s President, Stefano Bonaccini, likened the devastation to a “new earthquake,” just days before the anniversary of a deadly earthquake that struck the region in 2012.

Experts warn that flood-battered Northern Italy will see more violent and frequent storms, linking the disaster to the accelerating climate crisis.
The Worldchefs community stands in solidarity

DSEFIC has been working tirelessly to provide meals for the affected population. To ensure that their disaster response program can effectively assist affected communities, DSEFIC is seeking donations to enhance their kitchen operations in Riolo and Imola.

The support and contributions of individuals and organizations will play a crucial role in helping the affected regions recover from this tragic event.

Donations can be made via bank transfer using the following bank details:

Bank: Monte dei Paschi di Siena Account
Name: C/C in the name of the FIC Solidarity and Emergencies Department
IBAN: IT64Z0103003213000063363833
SWIFT: PASCITM1R13

For more information, contact: [email protected]


Read more about DSEFIC in the latest issue of Worldchefs Magazine.

Visit www.worldchefswithoutborders.org for more information on Worldchefs’ global humanitarian aid initiatives.

To find out how chefs can and must respond to the climate emergency we face today, visit feedtheplanet.worldchefs.org.

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Results are in for the Worldchefs European Grand Prix: Global Chefs Challenge European Regional Semi-Finals!

See the final results for the Worldchefs European Grand Prix: Global Chefs Challenge European Regional Semi-Finals!

  • Worldchefs European Grand Prix 2023 and the first semi-final rounds for the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge culinary competition, were held in Rimini, Italy from 19 to 22 February 2023.
  • The event was hosted by Federazione Italiana Cuochi (FIC) during the Beer&Food Attraction, BB Tech Expo and 12th International Horeca Meeting.
  • Qualifying teams will advance to compete in the Global Chefs Finals during the 2024 Worldchefs Congress & Expo

Rimini, 22 February 2023 – The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) has announced the results from the Worldchefs European Grand Prix 2023, which was held alongside the first semi-final rounds of the prestigious Global Chef Challenge culinary competition. Held in Rimini, Italy, alongside the Beer&Food Attraction, BB Tech Expo and 12th International Horeca Meeting, the the semi-final competition was hosted by Italy’s Worldchefs National Association Member, Federazione Italiana Cuochi (FIC).

Over days of tough competition, Europe’s top culinary teams have shown their mastery of the culinary arts through four competition categories: Global Chefs Challenge, Global Vegan Chefs Challenge, Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, and Global Young Chefs Challenge – Hans Bueschkens Trophy. Competitors went head to head for a coveted chance to compete at the Global Chef Challenge Finals during the 2024 Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Singapore.

Final Results:

Results are listed below by category: Global Chefs Challenge, Global Vegan Chefs Challenge, Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, and Global Young Chefs Challenge.

Worldchefs European Grand Prix: Global Chefs Challenge Results
  • Winner: Germany
  • Second Place: Italy
  • Third Place: Netherlands
Global Chefs Challenge Final Qualifying Teams
  • Europe Central: Germany and Netherlands
  • Europe North: Estonia and Wales
  • Europe South: Italy and Cyprus

See the full results below:

Worldchefs European Grand Prix: Global Vegan Chefs Challenge Results
  • Winner: Luxembourg
  • Second Place: Latvia
  • Third Place: Serbia
Global Vegan Chefs Challenge Final Qualifying Teams
  • Europe Central: Luxembourg
  • Europe North: Latvia
  • Europe South: Serbia

See the full results below:

Worldchefs European Grand Prix: Global Pastry Chefs Challenge Results
  • Winner: Italy
  • Second Place: Romania
  • Third Place: Czech Republic
Global Pastry Chefs Challenge Final Qualifying Teams
  • Europe Central: Romania
  • Europe North: Azerbaijan
  • Europe South: Italy

See the full results below:

Worldchefs European Grand Prix: Global Young Chefs Challenge Results
  • Winner: Norway
  • Second Place: Italy
  • Third Place: Czech Republic
Global Young Chefs Challenge Final Qualifying Teams
  • Europe Central: Czech Republic
  • Europe North: Norway
  • Europe South: Italy

See the full results below:

Congratulations to each participant, and to the qualifying teams that will move on to compete in Singapore at the Global Chefs Challenge Finals:

The Global Chef Challenge – Americas Regional Semi-Finals will be held in Santiago, Chile from 23-26, May 2023.

The Global Chef Challenge Africa & Middle East Regional Semi-Finals will be held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 29- 31, May 2023 as part of Expo Culinaire and Emirates Salon Culinaire.

The Global Chef Challenge Asia Regional Semi-Finals will be held in Manila, Philippines, 2- 5, August 2023 alongside The Philippine Culinary Cup (PCC) and the World Food Expo (WOFEX).

To learn more about the Global Chef Challenge and the Road to Singapore, visit https://worldchefs.org/globalchefschallenge/.

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Want to Compete in Global Chefs Challenge?

If you wish to put your talent to the test, contact your National Chefs Association for opportunities to participate. Visit worldchefs.org/Members for a list of member nations.

Global Chefs Challenge Finals at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2024

Worldchefs Congress & Expo is a hallmark tradition of Worldchefs, and has been organized in 39 cities around the world throughout its illustrious 94-year history. The four-day forum brings together delegates from across the five continents to network and expand their professional bonds. The unique program delivers presentations and workshops from leading experts in the hospitality industry, impactful educational programs including the Worldchefs Educators’ Forum, specialized events designed to uplift the next generation of chefs such as the Bill Gallagher Young Chefs Forum, an international trade exhibition, the Global Chefs Challenge competition, and diverse activities to enhance both personal and professional networks.

The 2024 Worldchefs Congress & Expo and Global Chefs Challenge Finals will be held in Singapore, hosted by the Singapore Chefs Association.

Visit www.worldchefscongress.org for more information.

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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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Global Chefs Challenge Results Are In: See who took home the title of Worlds Best Chef

Global Chefs Challenge Results Are In: See who took home the title of Worlds Best Chef

  • The anticipated Global Chefs Challenge Finals have concluded at the 39th Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Abu Dhabi following four days of intense competition.
  • After years of training and preparation, the world’s most promising chefs brought their best to the buzzing competition arena.
  • Italy, Singapore, and Norway have taken home Gold in the three competition categories: Global Chefs Challenge, the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, and the Global Young Chefs Challenge. Full results have been made available with National Team rankings and overall scores.

Paris, 3 of June 2022 – The Global Chefs Challenge Finals have concluded at the 39th Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Abu Dhabi. With the backdrop of the historic reunion event, the anticipated Global Chefs Challenge Finals have brought together the world’s top chefs and emerging culinary talent to test their skills on a global stage. After four days of intense competition, the results have been announced.

Representing their respective countries and culinary teams, the world’s most promising chefs gave their best in the competition kitchens and at the judging table. Italy, Singapore, and Norway have taken home Gold in the Global Chefs Challenge Final’s three competition categories: Global Chefs Challenge, the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, and the Global Young Chefs Challenge. Chef Marco Tomasi of Italy now holds the title of Worlds Best Chef.

The Global Chefs Challenge Finals have been a highlight at the 2022 Worldchefs Congress & Expo. The energy of the competition hall reinforced the international comradery that remains the bedrock of the biennial industry event. Congratulations to every participant for their dedication and drive, with years of training and preparation brought to the Global Chefs Challenge competition arena.

  • Global Chefs Challenge Winner – Marco Tomasi (Italy)
  • Global Chefs Challenge 1st Runner up – Michael Andersson (Sweden)
  • Global Chefs Challenge 2nd Runner up – Leong Wei Ming (Singapore)
  • Global Pastry Chefs Challenge Winner – Dexter Lee Chee Leong (Singapore)
  • Global Pastry Chefs Challenge 1st Runner up – Antonio Dell’Oro (Italy)
  • Global Pastry Chefs Challenge 2nd Runner up – Nabil Barina (France)
  • Global Young Chefs Challenge Winner – Aron Espeland (Norway)
  • Global Young Chefs Challenge 1st Runner Up – Giorgia Ceccato (Italy)
  • Global Young Chefs Challenge 2nd Runner Up – Harald Linder (Sweden)
  • Best Tea – Aravinda Leelarathna (United Arab Emirates)
  • Best Fish Global Chefs Challenge – Bartosz Peter (Poland)
  • Best Fish Global Young Chefs Challenge – Aron Espeland (Norway)

Results Ranking: National Teams by Competition Category

Global Chefs Challenge

RankingTeamOverall Score
1Italy94,942
2Sweden92,055
3Singapore91,833
4Poland85,239
5Belgium82,929
6Finland81,310
7Czech Republic80,750
8Hungary79,628
9Slovenia78,738
10South Africa78,398
11England77,679
12Taiwan77,275
13Australia75,737
14United Arab Emirates73,850
15Ireland73,234
16Wales66,036

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge

RankingTeamCakePlated DessertShow-PieceOverall Score
1Singapore85,00090,66591,66589,110
2Italy80,50093,50075,25083,083
3France81,75083,00082,50082,417
4United Arab Emirates71,32581,66590,32581,105
5South Africa59,50081,00066,00068,833
6Qatar57,53963,50067,50062,846
7Egypt54,66566,66566,66562,665

Global Young Chefs Challenge

RankingTeamOverall Score
1Norway95,533
2Italy92,801
3Sweden91,667
4Czech Republic85,812
5South Africa76,910
6Wales76,292
7United Arab Emirates70,768
8United States of America69,867

More information on all three Global Chefs Challenge categories, including complete information on the country competitor profiles and rulebooks can be found at www.globalchefschallenge.org

For live updates, follow @worldchefs on Instagram and @WACSworldchefs on Twitter and Facebook.

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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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Honoring the Legacy of Chef Dr. P Soundararajan

Worldchefs is deeply saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Dr. Chef P Soundararajan. Chef Soundararajan was a visionary leader in our community and beyond, a cherished mentor, and an instrumental supporter of Worldchefs’ mission.

As an Honorary Life Member of Worldchefs and in his role as founder General Secretary of the Indian Federation of Culinary Associations, Chef Soundararajan dedicated himself to the industry. Known for his tenacity and compassion, his extraordinary contributions to the culinary profession will endure.

A native of Coimbatore, Chef Soundararajan studied mathematics and statistics at the University of Madras before pursuing a Catering and Hotel Management degree from the Institute of Hotel Management – Chennai.

Over more than four decades, Dr. Soundararajan honed his skills as a professional chef, mentor, and speaker. His career began at The Ashok, a part of the Taj Group of Hotels, where he trained under the French Chef Roger Moncourt. He was assigned to Catering for the prestigious Asian Games, cooking for close to six thousand athletes every day.

“The Prime Minister’s Chef!” was his first major success, being appointed as the “Chef” in charge at the Official State House of the Prime Minister in New Delhi. Here he prepared all the state banquets hosted by the Prime Minister and the Vice President of India, cooking for more than 40 heads of state, including Nelson Mandela, K P. Bhattarai, and Maumoon Gayoom.

Seizing an opportunity to expand his culinary skills, Soundararajan joined the Ashok Kovalam Hotel at Thiruvananthapuram and trained in Royal Cuisine from some of the best master chefs of the Travancore Kingdom. In 1984, he worked as a chef at Kanishka Hotel and gained tremendous knowledge and experience working with Chef J M. Chaudhuri.

He served as Corporate Executive Chef at Club Mahindra Holidays & Resorts, India’s leading lifetime holiday company with 50 resorts across the country, from 1997 to May of 2019.

A renowned member of the culinary community in India, Chef Soundararajan was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Vels University, presented by the former President of India, Dr. A P J. Abdul Kalam. He was the recipient of the prestigious National Award from the Ministry of Tourism, the Golden Star Award from the South India Culinary Association, and also represented India in the Bocuse d’Or global competition.

Dr. Soundararajan received Certification in World Cuisine from the Culinary Institute of America and a fellowship from St. Nicholas University, Louisiana. Nominated to represent India as a member of Worldchefs Education Committee, he spearheaded sustainability initiatives, and lent his expertise to the first Worldchefs Global Hospitality Certification program, participating in the Worldchefs Certification Pilot Program in India. He was also a Worldchefs Certified Judge.

We thank Chef Soundararajan for a lifetime of remarkable contributions to our profession. He will be missed, and his memory will be honored by all those whose lives he has touched. His legacy continues with the next generation of industry leaders who will carry his torch forward.

We offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Worldchefs President, Thomas A. Gugler, shares a message of farewell after the passing of Dr. Chef P Soundararajan:


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El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. joins Worldchefs as National Member

El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. joins Worldchefs as National Member

  • El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. has joined as a Worldchefs National Member.
  • Founded in 2018, El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. is the largest network of professionals in the food and beverage industry in Mexico, with diverse programs to support the growth of cooks and chefs at all stages of their professional development.
  • For the latest news from Mexico, follow El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. on Worldchefs online community platform and visit the association’s website.

Paris, 5 of June 2021 – El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. has joined as a Worldchefs National Member. Founded in 2018, El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. represents the largest network of professionals in the food and beverage industry in Mexico, with diverse programs to support the growth of cooks and chefs at all stages of their professional development.

In 2006, a small group of passionate chefs recognized the lack of a Mexican association needed to unite and represent workers in the food and beverage industry. In addition, there was an urgent need to expand and promote the ideals and high standards of Mexican gastronomy in other parts of the world. With the encouragement of the Worldchefs Board of Directors, the establishment of the association began in 2018, and on April 16, 2019, El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. was officially registered.

We are proud to welcome Mexico to the Worldchefs global family,” says Thomas Gugler, Worldchefs President. “Their commitment towards the culinary community and to the advancement of knowledge, exchange, and experience is an inspiration for all the culinarians around the globe.. We look forward to working together on our shared mission to build strong professional bonds with colleagues and chefs all around the world.”

El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. shares a core mission to advance the food and beverage industry to a level of excellence through the union and representation of gastronomy professionals in Mexico and around the globe. Their main objectives center around education, dialogue, and global connection.

El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. works to enrich the cultural wealth of Mexico through its gastronomy. A fundamental part of their mission is to promote and protect the vast heritage cuisine and foodways of Mexico. Through this, the association aims to foster understanding and respect, with professionalism and responsibility as core tenets for Mexican chefs around the world.

Photo: El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C.

The young association has also nurtured a highly ranked national culinary team. Since 2012, the Mexico Culinary Team has competed for their country in some of the biggest competitions in the world, including IKA Culinary Olympics, and the Culinary World Cup and the Global Chefs Challenge. Mexico is ranked among the top 20 teams in the world in multiple categories, including Hot Kitchen, Pastry Arts and Banquets. One of the team members, Chef José Carlos Pérez Lecona, is ranked among the Top 5 in the world in the Mukimono specialty of carving, with 9 gold medals to date in Germany, Italy, and Luxembourg.

“I send greetings from all the chefs who are part of our association. We will continue working to ensure that more people in Mexico and around the world know the values and initiatives of Worldchefs,” says Rodrigo Ibañez, President of  El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C.

For the latest news from Mexico, follow El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. on Worldchefs online community platform and visit the association’s website.

To connect with members of El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. as well as other national associations, leading companies, and hospitality professionals around the globe, create a free Worldchefs account within seconds at www.worldchefs.org/login.

Feature image: Mexico’s Junior National Team at the IKA/Culinary Olympics award ceremony. Photo: Worldchefs

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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.

ABOUT EL COLEGIO NACIONAL DE CHEFS PROFESIONALES DE MÉXICO A.C.

Founded in 2018, El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. works to unite the gastronomy professionals of Mexico at all levels of their careers who are in search of professional improvement, promoting specialization and international certification, participating and organizing conferences, seminars and world-class competitions, publicizing the heritage and wealth of the national gastronomy.

As part of this mission, the association’s key objectives are to:

GROUP the graduates in gastronomy, chefs, students and the like from Mexico to fight for their professional improvement.
ESTABLISH and foster fraternal relations with other professional associations, especially with those of similar or related professionals in the country.

MONITOR the professional exercise of the Food and Beverage industry, in order that it be carried out within the highest moral and legal plane.

PROMOTE the issuance and reform of Laws and Regulations relating to the exercise of Gastronomy, Service and Sommelier.

PROMOTE the general culture, specialization and international certification of the members, as well as the dissemination of Mexican Gastronomy in the world.

PARTICIPATE and organize congresses, forums, panels, seminars, courses, diplomas, certifications, etc., and culinary competitions.

For more information, visit colegionacionaldechefs.com.mx.

For any media inquiries, contact: 

Clare Pettersson

Communications Manager, Worldchefs

[email protected]


El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. se une a Worldchefs como Miembro Nacional

  • El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. se ha unido a Worldchefs como Miembro Nacional.
  • Fundado en 2018, el Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. es la asiciación de profesionales de la indistria de Alimentos y Bebidas mas grande de México, con diversos programas que propician el crecimiento de chefs y cocineros en cualquier etapa de su desarrollo profesional.
  • Sigue al  Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. para enterarte de las últimas noticias en la plataforma en línea de la comunidad Worldchefs y visita el sitio web de la asociacón website.

París, 5 de junio de 2021 – El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. se ha incorporado como Miembro Nacional de Worldchefs. Fundado en 2018, el Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. representa la red de profesionales más grande de la industria de alimentos y bebidas en México, con diversos programas para apoyar el crecimiento de cocineros y chefs en todas las etapas de su desarrollo profesional.

En 2006, un pequeño grupo de chefs apasionados detectó la falta de una asociación mexicana necesaria para unir y representar a los trabajadores de la industria de alimentos y bebidas. Además, existía una urgente necesidad de expandir y promover los ideales y altos estándares de la gastronomía mexicana en otras partes del mundo. Con el apoyo de la Junta Directiva de Worldchefs, el establecimiento de la asociación comenzó en 2018, y el 16 de abril de 2019 se registró oficialmente El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C.

“Estamos orgullosos de darle la bienvenida a México a la familia global de Worldchefs”, dijo Thomas Gugler, presidente de Worldchefs. “Su compromiso con la comunidad culinaria y con el avance del conocimiento, el intercambio y la experiencia es una inspiración para todos los apasionados de la gastronomía y la hospitalidas de todo el mundo. Esperamos trabajar juntos en nuestra misión compartida de construir fuertes lazos profesionales con colegas y chefs. alrededor del mundo.”

El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. comparte la misión principal de hacer avanzar la industria de alimentos y bebidas a un nivel de excelencia a través de la unión y representación de profesionales de la gastronomía en México y en todo el mundo. Sus principales objetivos se centran en la educación, el diálogo y la conexión global.

El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. trabaja para enriquecer la riqueza cultural de México a través de su gastronomía. Una parte fundamental de su misión es promover y proteger la vasta herencia culinaria y gastronómica de México. A través de esto, la asociación tiene como objetivo fomentar la comprensión y el respeto, con el profesionalismo y la responsabilidad como principios fundamentales para los chefs mexicanos de todo el mundo.

Foto: El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C.

La joven asociación también ha nutrido un equipo culinario nacional de alto rango. Desde 2012, el Equipo Culinario de México ha competido por su país en algunas de las competencias más importantes del mundo, incluidas las Olimpiadas Culinarias IKA, la Copa Mundial de la Gastronomía y el Desafío Global de Chefs. México está clasificado entre los 20 mejores equipos del mundo en diferentes categorías, que incluyen Cocina Caliente, Pastelería y Banquetes. Uno de los miembros del equipo, el Chef José Carlos Pérez Lecona, está clasificado entre los 5 mejores del mundo en la especialidad de tallado de Mukimono, con 9 medallas de oro hasta la fecha en Alemania, Italia y Luxemburgo.

“Envío los saludos de todos los chefs que formamos parte de nuestra asociación. Continuaremos trabajando para que más personas en México y en todo el mundo, conozcan los valores e iniciativas de Worldchefs”, dice Rodrigo Ibáñez, presidente del Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C.

Para las últimas noticias de México, sigue al  Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C. en la plataforma en línea de la comunidad Worldchefs y visita el sitio web de la asociacón website.

Para conectarse con miembros de El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México A.C., así como con otras asociaciones nacionales, empresas líderes y profesionales de la industria de la hospitalidad de todo el mundo, cree una cuenta gratuita de Worldchefs en segundos en www.worldchefs.org/login.

Foto principal: Equipo Nacional Junior en las Olimpiadas Culinarias IKA, durante la ceremonia de premiación. Foto: Worldchefs

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ACERCA DE WORLDCHEFS

La Asociación Mundial de Sociedades de Chefs, conocida como Worldchefs, es una red global dinámica de 110 asociaciones de chefs en todo el mundo. Una voz líder en la industria hotelera, Worldchefs lleva 91 años de historia desde su fundación en la Sorbona por el venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representando una membresía internacional movilizada de profesionales culinarios, Worldchefs se compromete a promover la profesión y aprovechar la influencia del uniforme del chef para el mejoramiento de la industria y la humanidad en general.

Worldchefs se dedica a elevar los estándares culinarios y la conciencia social a través de estas áreas de enfoque centrales:

Educación: Worldchefs ofrece apoyo para la educación y el desarrollo profesional a través del emblemático programa de capacitación en línea de la Academia Worldchefs, una red diversa de socios educativos y planes de estudio de Worldchefs, y la primera certificación mundial en hotelería que reconoce las habilidades en el trabajo en hotelería;

Networking: Worldchefs conecta a los profesionales culinarios de todo el mundo a través de su plataforma de comunidad en línea y proporciona una puerta de entrada a las oportunidades de trabajo en red de la industria a través de eventos patrocinados y el evento bienal Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competencia: Worldchefs establece estándares globales para las reglas de competencia, brinda seminarios de competencia y garantía de jueces certificados por Worldchefs, y opera el prestigioso Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarismo y sostenibilidad: los programas Worldchefs Feed the Planet (Alimentando el Planerta) y World Chefs Without Borders (Chefs sin Fronteras) alivian la pobreza alimentaria, brindan apoyo en caso de crisis y promueven la sostenibilidad en todo el mundo.

Para obtener más información sobre Worldchefs, visítenos en www.worldchefs.org.

ACERCA DE EL COLEGIO NACIONAL DE CHEFS PROFESIONALES DE MÉXICO A.C.

Fundado en 2018, El Colegio Nacional de Chefs Profesionales de México AC trabaja para unir a los profesionales de la gastronomía de México en cualquier nivel de sus carreras y que están en busca de superación profesional, promoviendo la especialización y certificación internacional, participando y organizando congresos, seminarios y competencias de clase mundial, dando a conocer el patrimonio y la riqueza de la gastronomía nacional.

Como parte de esta misión, los objetivos clave de la asociación son:

AGRUPAR a los graduados en gastronomía, cocineros, estudiantes y afines de México para luchar por su superación profesional.

ESTABLECER y fomentar relaciones fraternales con otras asociaciones profesionales, especialmente con las de profesionales similares o afines del país.

MONITOREAR el ejercicio profesional de la industria de Alimentos y Bebidas, con el fin de que se lleve a cabo dentro del más alto plano moral y legal.

PROMOVER la emisión y reforma de Leyes y Reglamentos relativos al ejercicio de la Gastronomía, Servicio y Sommelier.

PROMOVER la cultura general, especialización y certificación internacional de los miembros, así como la difusión de la Gastronomía Mexicana en el mundo.

PARTICIPA y organiza congresos, foros, paneles, seminarios, cursos, diplomas, certificaciones, y ccompetencias  gastronómicas.

Para obtener más información, visite www.colegionacionaldechefs.com.mx.

Para cualquier consulta de los medios, comuníquese con:

Clare Pettersson

Gerente de comunicaciones, Worldchefs

[email protected]


 

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