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HORECA Jordan Launches its 8th Edition

Amman, 28 of September 2022 – In the presence of Jordan’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, the president and members of Jordan Restaurant Association, and leading figures from the world of hospitality, the culinary arts and F&B industries, HORECA Jordan celebrated the opening of its 8th exhibition on September 27th at Jordan International Exhibition Center to celebrate the best in hospitality and foodservice.

The renowned event has, over the years, established itself as a prime meeting place for professionals to network and do business, providing a much-needed boost to Jordan’s hospitality sector.

Visitors to HORECA Jordan can discover the products and services of more than 150 local and international exhibitors, including tableware suppliers, kitchen equipment specialists, food and beverage producers, packaging and labelling manufacturers and much more.

Speaking about the event, Thuraya Husseini, chairperson and CEO of Lawrence & Husseini Consult, HORECA Jordan organizer, said: “We are delighted to see so many familiar faces, as well as first-time visitors, at the event. HORECA Jordan’s new venue, which is more spacious than previous editions and on a single floor, has made the experience more practical and enjoyable for our exhibitors and guests.”

Apart from sourcing products and discovering innovations, those attending HORECA Jordan can watch participants in action at the Hospitality Salon Culinaire, the Barista Competition and the Bed Making Competition. Indeed, more than 150 talented chefs, baristas and housekeeping professionals have signed up to showcase their talents to a jury comprising top chefs and experts, including: Thomas Gugler, Issa Al Balushi, Joseph Asfour, Tarek Ibrahim, Adna Khan, Hossasm Soliman, Christiane Trickl, Philippe Wavrin, Michel Widehem, Anthony Bedoyan, Branislav Beronja, Khommaeiss Nawaf, Rana Sheghem, Mahmoud Izhiman, Lina Mouasher, Omar Al Qudah, Osama Abu Shalafnah, Deema Hajjawi , Jaques Rossel , Ali Nabil Fraitekh and Saher Batarseh 

HORECA Jordan runs until September 29th and is open from 2 pm to 9 pm daily. 

For trade only

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افتتاح هوريكا الأردن في نسخته الثامنة

بحضور وزير السياحة والآثار الأردني، رئيس وأعضاء جمعية المطاعم الأردنية ووعدد من  الضيوف ، أطلقت هوريكا الأردن معرضها الثامن للاحتفال بأفضل ما في الضيافة والخدمات الغذائية في موقعها الجديد مركز الأردن الدولي للمعارض، قاعة مكة ، عمان.

أثبت هذا الحدث الشهير ، على مدى السنوات الماضية ، مكانته كمكان رئيسي للقاء للمهنيين للتواصل والقيام بأعمال تجارية.

في الفترة من 27 إلى 29 سبتمبر 2022 ، سيتمكن زوار هوريكا الأردن من اكتشاف منتجات وخدمات أكثر من 150 عارضًا محليًا ودوليًا ، بما في ذلك أدوات المائدة ومعدات المطبخ والمواد الغذائية والمشروبات والتعبئة والتغليف والبياضات وغير ذلك الكثير.

وفي حديثها عن الحدث ، قالت ثريا الحسيني ، رئيس مجلس الإدارة والرئيس التنفيذي لشركة Lawrence & Husseini Consult ، منظم هوريكا الأردن: “تعد هذه النسخة بأن تكون مثيرة بالنسبة لنا ، حيث اخترنا مكانًا جديدًا أكثر اتساعًا وفي طابق واحد. ، مما يجعلها عملية أكثر للعارضين والضيوف. “

بصرف النظر عن تحديد مصادر المنتجات واكتشاف الابتكارات ، سيتمكن الزائرون الذين يحضرون هوريكا الأردن من الاستمتاع بالمسابقات الحية في صالون الضيافة كولينير وفن الخدمة ومسابقة باريستا ومسابقة صنع السرير. في الواقع ، قام أكثر من 150 مشاركًا بالتسجيل لعرض مواهبهم في الطهي أمام لجنة تحكيم تضم كبار الطهاة والخبراء ، بما في ذلك توماس جوجلر ، عيسى البلوشي ، جوزيف عصفور ، طارق إبراهيم ، عدنا خان ، حسام سليمان ، كريستيان تريكل ، فيليب وافرين ، ميشال وايدهم

هوريكا الأردن تبقى حتى 29 سبتمبر من الساعة 2 إلى 9 مساءً

لذوي الإختصاص – 

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Starring the World’s Most Versatile Herb – Black Tea

There is a tea for every mood, moment and celebration – we all know that by now. 

But did you also know that regardless of which tea you go to, almost all of them are perfect for baking! 

The versatile and diverse nature of tea and the many multidimensional aspects and flavour profiles that come with it, have led chefs around the world to try their hand at combining tea with baking – thereby producing truly gastronomical masterpieces.

Tea infused food and drink are experiences in themselves, as they offer many elements to a dish – tea is not just an accompaniment during evening snacks but a key ingredient of the snack itself. Often, you may taste individual notes of the tea in the dish, other times they subtly blend in offering just a hint of flavour. Whatever you may be looking for, tea elevates your dish by bringing out depth in flavour and character. 

Traditional black tea is the most consumed and common type of tea around the world. Without compromising the goodness in tea, black tea has been infused into a range of flavoured teas that you can use to bake with. 

Some of the flavour profiles include fruity, spicy, minty, tangy, citrus, sweet, creamy, floral and herbal and can be found in our wide range of flavoured teas and infusions. 

Black tea is a perfect baking ingredient. Try your hard at making a warm, moist Apple cake with cumquat glaze, utilizing Dilmah Ceylon Supreme or any Dilmah Black tea. Or, how about Cardamom Scented Almond Friands, moistened with a syrup made with aromatic Dilmah Italian Almond Tea that adds not only flavour but a lovely sheen to the cakes providing a perfect balance between almond, cardamom and citrus flavours.

Among the notable creations that caught our eye in recent times, is Museum Art Hotel’s (New Zealand) brilliant tea infused strawberry mille feuille filled with silver jubilee Ceylon strawberry tea infused crème patisserie, and served with tea syrup and frozen strawberries.  

Similarly, Shangri-La UAE also jumped on the bandwagon of tea infused bakes, with their new take on a classic favourite, the New York t-cheese cake. The cookie-based cheese cake is revived with the flavour of Dilmah’s spring time chocolate mint tea, to give a lovely twist to a classic tea time favourite.

For more tea inspired gastronomy and mixology recipes and ideas, please visit Tea Recipes | Home | Tea Inspired Recipes

*Links for the recipes mentioned: 

Apple cake with cumquat glaze: Glazed Apple Cake Recipe | Food | Tea Inspired Recipes

Cardamom Scented Almond FriandsAlmond Meal Friands Recipe | Food | Tea Inspired Recipes

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Invite the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2026 to Your Country: Open for Bidding

  • The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) has opened the bidding process to host the 2026 Worldchefs Congress & Expo
  • The major international event captures the interest of the global culinary community, providing a unique opportunity for countries to showcase their cuisines and chef talent, boost tourism, and build future trade links.
  • Interested parties can download the Call for Interest Package here. The deadline to submit a letter of Interest to host the 2026 Worldchefs Congress & Expo is 15 September 2022. 

Paris, 30 of August 2022 – The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) has opened the bidding process to host the 2026 Worldchefs Congress & Expo

Since 1928, the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo has united a global community of chefs and cross-industry innovators to explore the past, present, and future of the culinary profession. The major international event captures the interest of the global culinary community, providing a unique opportunity for countries to showcase their cuisines and chef talent, boost tourism, and build future trade links.

“This is a thrilling opportunity not to be missed,” says Worldchefs Congress Committee Chairman Andy Cuthbert. “Hosting a Worldchefs Congress increases the prestige and awareness of a country’s culinary traditions and has huge potential for driving tourism. We look forward to reviewing the submissions from our National Chef Association members.”

National Chef Associations representing Worldchefs’ international membership of more than 100 countries are invited to submit a bid to host the Worldchefs Congress & Expo in cooperation with their national tourism and convention bureau. Interested parties can download the Call for Interest Package here, with the below application and decision timeline:

  • 15 September 2022: Deadline to submit a Letter of Interest
  • 30 September 2022: Announcement of short-listed candidates
  • 30 October 2022: Deadline to submit a Bid Application
  • 15 January 2023 (TBC): Date of online voting; Bid Presentation and Final Decision 

Applications are open to active Worldchefs National Association members with the endorsement of their country’s tourism and trade events agency. The winning bid will be determined by a vote by Worldchefs’ members.

Worldchefs Congress & Expo is a hallmark tradition of Worldchefs, and has been organized in 39 cities around the world throughout its 94-year industry-shaping 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, the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge culinary competition, an international trade exhibition, and diverse activities to enhance both personal and professional networks.

“Congress brings together chefs from all around the globe. As we begin the bidding process, we hope many member countries seize the chance to bid for this important event,” says Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler. “The culinary world will be watching and waiting for the next great city to host the 2026 Worldchefs Congress & Expo.” The 2024 Worldchefs Congress & Expo will be held in Singapore, hosted by the Singapore Chefs Association. 

To learn more about the bidding process and requirements, download the Call for Interest Package: https://wacs.egnyte.com/fl/HOVMZuHcKK.

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ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a federation made up of 110 national chef associations. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries years of history since its founding in 1928 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.

For press and media inquiries
communications@worldchefs.org

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Celebrating the Life of Chef Michael Ty

Paris, 26th of August 2022 – The Worldchefs community mourns the death of Michael Ty, former American Culinary Federation (ACF) National President, who passed away on 22 August 2022.

Michael Ty served two terms as the ACF as National President from 1993-1994 and from 2009-2013. He was a force in our community and the culinary world. There was never a need for recognition, as he quietly did what he loved to do in support of community and his passion for the culinary arts. 

Worldchefs President Thomas A. Gugler wishes a personal and heartfelt farewell and offers his sincere condolences for his family and friends.

Our thoughts go out to all those who loved him and we wish them strength at this difficult time in dealing with his enormous loss.

Photo credit: https://magazine.chaineus.org/2021/05/27/chef-michael-ty-is-paying-it-forward/

About the American Culinary Federation

The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), established in 1929, is the standard of excellence for chefs in North America. With more than 12,000 members spanning more than 170 chapters nationwide, ACF is the leading culinary association offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States, with the Certified Executive Chef®, Certified Sous Chef®, Certified Executive Pastry Chef® and Certified Culinary Educator® designations accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions, and to Chef & Child, founded in 1989 to promote proper nutrition in children and to combat childhood obesity. For more information, visit www.acfchefs.org. Find ACF on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and digital publications hub WeAreChefs.com.

 


Hundreds of new members join Chefs Association of Pakistan 

The Chefs Association of Pakistan (CAP) recently opened its membership resulting in the joining of a large number of new members.

To welcome the new members of CAP, multiple ceremonies were organized where membership certificates were distributed among them. CAP Senior Vice President Corporate Waqar Ilyas, CAP Secretary General Ahmad Shafiq and the executive members graced the ceremonies.  Waqar Ilyas informed the members about the scope and importance of CAP. Ahmad Shafiq welcomed the new members and provided career guidance to the young members. 

He said that Chefs Association of Pakistan is the only representative organization of chefs in the country which is also a member of World Chefs Paris; a global authority on food. By becoming a member of CAP, chefs can avail multiple local as well as international opportunities, he added. 

New members of CAP were quite excited to join the esteemed platform of chefs in Pakistan. They were of the view that after getting associated with CAP, they will try to come up to the expectations of CAP and Worldchefs, Paris.

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ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a federation made up of 110 national chef associations. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries years of history since its founding in 1928 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.

For press and media inquiries
communications@worldchefs.org

The Philippines Just Won the Bid to Host the World’s Largest Gathering of Chefs and Top Kitchens

The Philippines, through the efforts and collaboration between the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines and the LTB Philippines Chefs Association, won the bid to host the Worldchefs Asian Presidents Forum in 2023.

Founded in 1928, World Association of Chefs Societies (Worldchefs) is the world’s largest mobilized international membership of culinary professionals. It aims to advance the culinary profession and leverage the influence of the chef jacket to benefit the industry and communities.

Worldchefs Continental Director for Asia Chef Willment Leong made the official announcement on 06 August 2022, during the Philippine Culinary Cup awarding ceremony at SMX Convention Center.

“Over the years, the national government, in partnership with private entities, invested heavily on improving Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE)-related infrastructure across the country. And with this, we are more than ready to host the Worldchefs Asian Presidents Forum next year. This will also be a great opportunity to position the Philippines as the culinary center of excellence in Asia,” said TPB COO Maria Anthonette Velasco-Allones.

The Worldchefs Asian Presidents Forum is a three-day event that aims to foster camaraderie between chefs in the Asia Pacific region with programs such as presentation of the latest gastronomical trends, knowledge-sharing on sustainability practices and culinary education sessions.

The forum will bring together 30 delegates from different Asia Pacific chefs associations with around 3000 expected attendees including professional chefs participating in the programs, competitions and exhibits. Attendees will also have a chance to see the local markets in the Philippines and get a taste of the unique dimensions and diversity of the country’s cuisine and culture.

The Philippine MICE sector is poised to resume its dynamic business activities and rebuild its pre-pandemic vigor now that borders have reopened across the globe. As countries regain confidence in business travels, the country has bolstered its MICE readiness efforts, coupled with government programs to ensure seamless and authentic travel experience to event organizers and business travelers.  

The TPB’s participation in the bid is part of the agency’s Partnerships as Pathways strategic thrust which aims to strengthen partnership with key industry players and with high hopes that this opportunity will open up more avenues for the Philippines to host bigger international meetings and exhibitions in the future.


This article was originally published by esquiremag.

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Mark Your Calendars for International Chefs Day 2022!

Mark Your Calendars: International Chefs Day is October 20th!

I am delighted to share with you the 2022 International Chefs Day theme.  

We continue to be safe with our health and will maintain the option of holding a fun workshop in-person or by creating a fun video or cooking demonstration to be shown on social media.  

Let us keep moving forward on positivity and good health, the Worldchefs way, by Preparing Children for a Healthy Life!

Over the past years, Worldchefs has partnered with Nestlé Professional to teach children around the globe about the importance of healthy eating by hosting fun-filled workshops worldwide.

This year’s International Chefs Day campaign will be Growing a Healthy Future!

To ensure a healthy life & planet for future generations, it is vital that we start teaching our children about the impact that production and consumption of food has on the environment.  It is for this reason that our theme for International Chefs Day will remain focused around sustainability, the environment, growing gardens, and healthy eating habits.

How we can make a difference!

Children have endured so much over the last couple of years.  Let us give them something to celebrate and enjoy with friends.  

Join me and Chefs from around the globe on or around October 20th and host a fun and exciting event or create a short video to post on social media.  Every child can benefit from this experience, and it is important now more than  ever to share the opportunity to learn and enjoy eating healthy food! 

To get started, go to www.internationalchefsday.worldchefs.org and download the toolkit and recipes.  These will help you to organize and launch your International Chefs Day 2022 Workshop.   The toolkit will have everything you need to run an International Chefs Day workshop from instructions to materials to recipes to social media to games , and to tips to growing a garden.

In 2004, the Late Dr. Bill Gallagher implemented International Chefs Day to celebrate our profession, to share and pass on our knowledge and culinary skills to our children. It is our legacy to help children get excited about healthy food and our industry.  

If you are planning to host a Growing a Healthy Future workshop, the entire International Chefs Day Committee members are standing by to help and guide you.  Just ask, we are here for you.  Email us at internationalchefsday@worldchefs.org.

Vanessa Marquis, Chairman
International Chefs Day Committee
“Worldchefs, Preparing Children for a Healthy Life!”
internationalchefsday@worldchefs.org

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Food Tech Start-up BOTINKIT Becomes Worldchefs Trusted Brand

  • Worldchefs has welcomed the award-winning food tech innovator BOTINKIT as a Global Partner.
  • Recognized as a Worldchefs Trusted Brand, the Shenzhen based start-up was founded in 2021 with a vision to create the world’s first robot-based digital food ecosystem.
  • BOTINKIT is delivering a revolutionary cooking experience, reimagining food-making and food-sharing with advanced technologies and innovative design via their products BOTINKIT ROBOT, BOTINKIT GALLERY and BOTINKIT BOTA.

Paris, 10 of August 2022 – Worldchefs has welcomed food tech innovator BOTINKIT as a Global Partner. Recognized as a Worldchefs Trusted Brand, the Shenzhen based start-up was founded in 2021 with a vision to create the world’s first robot-based digital food ecosystem.Their award-winning products provide an all-in-one solution to growing restaurant brands and home consumers, using robot design, chemistry, and algorithms to deliver a revolutionary cooking experience.

BOTINKIT logo

Named after “Robot in Kitchen”, BOTINKIT aims to digitize food-making and food-sharing by combining robotics, flavor, and technique. Using advanced technologies, BOTINKIT products help chefs and gourmets to achieve a simpler, smarter, and healthier cooking experience.The latest development, MAX Robot, is the third generation cooking robot launched by BOTINKIT. Built with the powerful BOTIN Gallery console, this robot can automatically heat up to 300℃, and 16 different seasonings can be precisely added into the pot without any help from human beings.

BOTINKIT is reimagining recipe development, inspiring food creativity from global talents and delivering a new frontier in tele-cooking. Their innovations allow for the easy and fast transfer of recipes and cooking process to anywhere, any time. BOTINKIT’s CEO Shirley Chen believes in the great potential of robotics to transform the traditional kitchen, with cost reduction and increased efficiency just the starting points. BOTINKIT sees a whole new food scene on the horizon made possible by technology.

In 2022, BOTINKIT won three major design awards, the A’ Design Silver, Gold MUSE Design Award and iLuxury Awards. The A’ Design Competition is the world’s leading annual international design competition, recognized by ICOGRADA and the European Design Association BEDA.The MUSE Design Awards is one of the most influential international awards in the field of creative design in the world, organized by International Awards Associates (IAA), a time-honored international awards association. The iLuxury Awards was also created by the IAA as a benchmark for seeking out the best brands that sets itself apart from the mainstream.

Seamlessly combining the latest technology, BOTINKIT ROBOT, BOTINKITGALLERY, and BOTINKIT BOTA are focused on user experience and product reliability. BOTINKIT ROBOT’s hardware ensures the efficiency of dish delivery. The software content platform system, BOTINKIT GALLERY, is the “brain” of the robot. Together, the software and hardware terminal is formed to digitally presentthe process, create the dish, and reproduce it across time and regional constraints.

BOTINKIT BOTA, an online robot, can analyze the operational data of catering companies in real time and provide guidance to improve operations.Through the combination of these three products, BOTINKIT is providing customers with a holistic solutions to improve their business from flavor to efficiency.

“Worldchefs is committed to helping culinary professionals navigate an ever-changing industry landscape with the latest technology, skills, andinformation to thrive,” says Ragnar Fridriksson,Worldchefs Managing Director. “We look forward to an exciting collaboration and to the many innovations to come from BOTINKIT.”

Learn more about BOTINKIT’s innovative technology at www.botinkit.com.

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ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a federation made up of 110 national chef associations. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries years of history since its founding in 1928 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.

For press and media inquiries
communications@worldchefs.org

Dilmah Tea Crafts Luxury Tea Experiences in Malaysia

This July, Dilmah Tea pushed the boundaries of a 5000-year-old herb with inspiration beyond a cup of tea in Malaysia. Showcasing their revolutionary take of the finest Ceylon tea, Tea Grower and Dilmah CEO – Dilhan C. Fernando, showed hospitality professionals how to elevate ordinary dining experiences with Dilmah tea.

Tea was first paired with some of Malaysia’s popular menu items, as well as a few trending dessert options: 

  • Chicken Satay paired with Dilmah Brilliant Breakfast Tea
  • Steamed Fish & Green Salad paired with Dilmah Green Tea with Jasmine flowers
  • Nasi Lemak paired with Dilmah Original Earl Grey Tea
  • Apple Pie paired with Dilmah Pure Chamomile Flowers
  • Chocolate Fudge paired with Dilmah Moroccan Mint Green Tea
  • Cookies and Cream Ice Cream paired with Dilmah Single Estate Darjeeling Tea

Brewing luxury throughout the event, some of the premium tea ranges featured included: 

The Teamaker’s Private Reserve: An eclectic collection of rare, fine teas, all of which are handpicked by the Dilmah Founder, Merrill J. Fernando.

Dilmah Silver Jubilee Gourmet Tea: A mixed selection of exquisite Gourmet Black, Green, White Teas and Infusions offered as a celebration of the heritage of the Dilmah brand. 

t-Series Designer Gourmet Teas and Infusions: A range that presents brews that can make the perfect accompaniment to every mood and occasion, at different times of the day.

Dilmah Exceptional: An ode to its name, Dilmah Exceptional comprises tea and infusions that are elegant and filled with truly exceptional flavours. 

Yum Teas & Infusions: This range is a perfect blend of tea and herb inspired deliciousness, packed with antioxidant properties. Each tea is individually wrapped in 100% biodegradable tea bags.   

Feeling tea inspired? Learn how to craft your own tea inspired luxury dining experience with the Dilmah Tea Inspired App. Available for Android and iOS devices. 

Download on Android.

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Worldchefs Academy Launches Free E-Learning Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals Course

  • Worldchefs Academy (www.worldchefsacademy.com) has expanded their course offerings, adding Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals to the line-up of free courses available for chefs around the world and at any stage of their career.
  • The e-learning version of Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals was created by Worldchefs Feed the Planet initiative, powered by Electrolux Food Foundation and Custom Culinary, and includes eight lessons to help learners deepen their knowledge of sustainable culinary methods.
  • Graduates receive a Worldchefs certificate and digital credential in the form of a digital badge, an important way to make skills visible whenseeking employment in professional kitchens or demonstrating commitment to the sustainability movement.

Paris, 13 of July 2022 – Worldchefs Academy has expanded their course offerings, adding Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals to the line-up of free courses available for chefs around the world and at any stage of their career. The online course includes eight lessons to help learners engage with key themes and deepen their knowledge of sustainable culinary methods.

The e-learning version of Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals 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

The curriculum teaches chefs how to think and act sustainably, with modules on the Big Picture, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Seafood, Energy, Water, Waste Management, and Sustainable Nutrition. Upon completion of the course, participants are equipped with the theory required to complete an online 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 commitment to the sustainability movement.

“Whether you are learning the basics needed to start a career in culinary arts or expanding your knowledge on sustainability, Worldchefs Academy provides important tools for career development,” says Ragnar Fridriksson, Worldchefs Managing Director. “Beyond skills, the Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals course empowers chefs to take action for people and planet, helping chefs 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.”

Ingrid Mellstig, Head of Electrolux Food Foundation, says “we can all learn to make informed decisions about what to cook and eat. It is extra cool when knowledgable chefs lead the way to sustainable food habits. As a Feed the Planet partner, we are very proud of this initiative.”

Worldchefs Academy launched the flagship Pre-Commis Chef Training Program and mobile app in 2018 with the support of Nestlé Professional and the Pro Gastronomia Foundation. Offering culinary education for aspiring chefs that may not have the means, mobility, or flexibility to attend full-time culinary school, the Pre-Commis Chef course is designed to prepare students for their first job in professional kitchen. The program also links to Worldchefs Global Culinary Certification opportunities and is intended to be the first step on the culinary career pathway.

Learners can now access both the Pre-Commis Chef Training Program and Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals through the Worldchefs Academy online portal: www.worldchefsacademy.com. Participants can learn through the web-based platform or via the mobile app offering an offline study mode. By connecting to the internet when it is available, they can download the course via the mobile app and study at any time, with or without internet access. Then they go back online when ready to complete the final assessment.

The Pre-Commis Chef Training Program is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Italian, German, and Mandarin. The Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals Course is available in English with additional languages to follow.

“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.

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

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ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a federation made up of 110 national chef associations. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries years of history since its founding in 1928 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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