WORLDCHEFS COMPETITION
SEMINARS

A winning strategy for competing chefs and
aspiring judges.

Unlock techniques from the world’s leading culinary competition judges and award winning competitors with Worldchefs Competition Seminars.

A winning strategy for competing chefs and aspiring judges

Worldchefs Competition Seminars are designed for ambitious culinarians looking to gain insight into the height of international culinary competition standards.

These intensive seminars provide key information about current trends, competition rules, and judging criteria, to help chefs keep up to date and at their best.

150 +
Competition Seminars a year
200
Competitors have benefited to shine their skills
600 +
Worldchefs Certified Judges
10 +
Online Competition Seminars held so far

Explore the 6 Competition Seminar Categories

INTRODUCTION TO COMPETITION STANDARDS
An essential guide to competition standards. Learn how to maximize points by avoiding common pitfalls.

Ideal for competitors.

CULINARY ARTS & HOT KITCHEN
Learn about scoring categories such as mise en place, professional preparation, presentation, and taste.

Eligible for Worldchefs Certified Judge applications.

COMMUNITY CATERING

Learn what judges look for in service for many guests.

Eligible for Worldchefs Certified Judge applications.

CARVING
Learn about the intricacies in competition rules for fruit and vegetable carving.

Eligible for Worldchefs Certified Judge applications.

PASTRY ARTS
Learn what judges look for from petits-fours to plated desserts and centre pieces.

Eligible for Worldchefs Certified Judge applications.

VEGAN/PLANT - BASED
Learn Vegan/Plant-Based competition and category requirements, design considerations and scoring criteria.

Eligible for Worldchefs Certified Judge applications.

Why attend?

Learn techniques from both the perspective of Worldchefs Certified Judges and award-winning competitors,
and take the first step towards becoming a Worldchefs Certified Judge.

AMBITIOUS COMPETITORS

ASPIRING JUDGES

MEET THE CULINARY COMPETITION COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

Rick Stephen is a 3rd generation chef raised in Tasmania. The first Australian to be awarded Certified Master Chef, he started his career in 1972 under world-renowned chef and culinary competitor
Claudio Magris.

Rick’s own 82 gold medals in various competitions on the international arena include achievements like: Australian Chef of the Year, Chef of Chefs (3 times over), Gold Medalist winner at Food Asia Singapore, the Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Luxembourg World Cup Fine Foods in Sydney & Melbourne, Sapporo in Japan and Detroit, Team Captain of Australia from 1990 to1995, and Team Manager/Coach of Australian Team 2002 from 2008.

He’s also literally written the book on The Art of Judging. A coach and mentor, Rick has trained many National Culinary Teams for international competitions, including the Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, and China.

Whether your on his team or not, Rick is always in your corner.

Rick Stephen is a 3rd generation chef raised in Tasmania. The first Australian to be awarded Certified Master Chef, he started his career in 1972 under world-renowned chef and culinary competitor
Claudio Magris.

Rick’s own 82 gold medals in various competitions on the international arena include achievements like: Australian Chef of the Year, Chef of Chefs (3 times over), Gold Medalist winner at Food Asia Singapore, the Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Luxembourg World Cup Fine Foods in Sydney & Melbourne, Sapporo in Japan and Detroit, Team Captain of Australia from 1990 to1995, and Team Manager/Coach of Australian Team 2002 from 2008.

He’s also literally written the book on The Art of Judging. A coach and mentor, Rick has trained many National Culinary Teams for international competitions, including the Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, and China.

Whether your on his team or not, Rick is always in your corner.

MEET THE CULINARY COMPETITION COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

HOST
Host a Competition Seminar

Organize a Worldchefs Competition Seminar to benefit
your chef network.

CERTIFIED JUDGES
Become a Certified Judge

Find out how to qualify and start an application to
become a Worldchefs Certified Judge.

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