Worldchefs Academy Helps Train & Upskill Cooks and Stewards in Papua New Guinea
Paris, 5th of June 2020 – Hilton Hotel Port Morsbey, one of the world’s first global hotel companies, celebrated 21 Cooks and Stewards for successfully completing the Pre-Commis Chef Course with Worldchefs Academy.
Hilton Hotel Port Moresby Executive Chef and Worldchefs Continental Director for Pacific Rim, Neil Abrahams stated, “We have now qualified 21 kitchen team members from the Worldchefs Academy and there are more to come. This is a great achievement for the industry here in Papua New Guinea and Hilton Hotel Port Morsbey, as this is a developing country and most cannot afford to upskill or attend a Vocational Training College.”
He further stated, “As an Executive Chef to have something like Worldchefs Academy available really assists me to train and upskill our staff and what is even more exciting is it’s FREE!!! Our next goal for the kitchen team is to qualify them as chefs with a trade certificate and have them achieve Worldchefs Global Certification.”
The Worldchefs Academy was created to give upcoming chefs a chance to learn the culinary basics needed to start a career in culinary arts.
The 21 Hilton Hotel kitchen team members, through the program portal, had access to a foundation level of culinary education providing them with the basics that set the standard for an entry-level job in a professional kitchen. The program is offered via a web-based platform offering an offline study mode, where they were able to complete the program.
Chef Abrahams further stated, “It is our duty while here in Papua New Guinea to upskill our kitchen team members and equip them with the skills needed to grow the Hospitality and Tourism Industry for the country. I am excited for the team to be part of Worldchefs Academy and Worldchefs, both recognized in over 110 countries around the world.”
Hilton Hotel General Manager John Lucas also congratulated the kitchen team and stated “Hilton is committed to training and upskilling its team members and will continue to reach out ensuring we as a hotel and a country are recognized on a global platform.”
The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in hospitality, 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 four 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 globe through their online community platform and provides a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events, Worldchefs Village, and the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;
Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules and endorsemetn of key culinary competitions worldwide, 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.
Paris, France · 19 November 2019 · Welcomegroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration Celebrates Worldchefs Accreditation
Article from Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration
The Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration
proudly celebrated their accreditation to the apex body for chefs in the world,
World Association of Chefs Societies, on the 8th of November 2019.
The World Association of Chefs Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a non-political
professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary
standards of global cuisines. It accomplishes these goals through education,
training and professional development through their international membership. As an
authority and opinion leader on food, Worldchefs represents a global voice on
all issues related to the culinary profession. It was founded in1928 at the
Sorbonne in Paris with the venerable August Escoffier as the first Honorary
President. Worldchefs is a dynamic global network of more than 100 chefs’ associations representing
chefs at all levels and across all specialities worldwide.
Earlier this year the Welcomgroup Graduate
School of Hotel Administration, as a part of this accreditation process, was audited
and enrolled as a member of Indian federation of culinary associations (IFCA).
The Indian Federation of Culinary
Associations is a nodal body of culinary professionals in India and is an
independent, apolitical, non-religious and voluntary organization of culinary professionals
was formed with the idea of developing the culinary profession and to showcase
Indian cuisine on the global platform. IFCA hopes to promote culinary knowledge
and propagate various kinds of food and bring obscure culinary styles and
practices to the forefront.
The celebration was graced by the top
leadership of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal. The welcome
address was provided by Principal Chef K Thirugnanasambantham who welcomed the gathering and said the process started nine months back: “There was an intense
audit process. We had lots of work to do. Team WGSHA stuck together and worked
hard. Finally, we achieved the IFCA accreditation last month. The Worldchefs accreditation then followed this. It is a testament to the high standards of
quality culinary education provided here at WGSHA. Besides national and
international rankings, Worldchefs accreditation is yet another feather added to
WGSHA’s crown. It gives us global visibility.”
The chief guest Dr H. Vinod Bhat,
Vice-Chancellor Manipal academy of higher education (MAHE) provided an
inspiring and thought-provoking message. He made the gathering aware of the
prestige attached to the accreditations they had received; how it opened the door
to many more opportunities and how the journey to greater heights was just
beginning. He ended his speech on a light-hearted note saying, “WGSHA unlike
others, is the only institution where any meeting begins and ends with a meal.”
The event was brought to a crescendo with a ceremonious cutting of the cake and
applause from the gathering of student chefs, distinguished guests and faculty
of Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration.
To learn more about Worldchefs Education Partners, visit https://www.worldchefs.org/global-education-network.
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, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality;
Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;
Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and runs the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;
Humanitarian & Sustainability – our 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.
Worldchefs Global Culinary Certification arrives in China!
Worldchefs Global Culinary Certification is the first global culinary certification in the world. Today, we are proud to share with our community of Chefs, our certification arrived in China!
Our first student who got recently certified is from Beijing, China. Her name is Weiling Guo!
Why should you become a Certified Chef?
Whether you are a cook, a chef or a culinary educator, you now have the chance to prove that that your skills meet the global standard. Stand out from the crowd and to employers at any stage of your career by showing your commitment to learning and professional development.
Use your skills to discover the world and move more easily to the places where your abilities are in demand. The Worldchefs Global CulinaryCertification makes it easier for employers across the globe to under- stand your skills & experience and to match you to open jobs.
GET AHEAD FASTER
Apply anywhere, anytime, no need to take time out to study. Get quali-fied without leaving the kitchen! For even quicker results, check if you are eligible for fast track certification; fast track candidates can submit their existing certification and automatically qualify for the Worldchefs Global Certification – simply complete the registration and payment. For detailsvisit www.worldchefs.org/Certification
How can you get Certified?
There are two basic paths to getting certified – the Global Path and the Global Fast-Track Path.
1.Choose your level. Select the certification level which best corre- sponds to your current experience.There are nine levels to choose from,from Commis Chef to Master Chef, as well as a certification for culinaryeducators.
2. Apply. To start your application, you will need to register for certifi-cation online, and submit the enrolment fee (purchase a badge).
3. Complete your application. Tell us about yourself, your skills andyour experience. A qualified industry expert will then evaluate your application. Once you have achieved your certification, you can display your badge to stand out to employers.You will also receive a certificate.
GLOBAL FAST-TRACK PATH
Some schools and associations have partnered with Worldchefs to linktheir certifications to the Worldchefs Global Culinary Certification. If you have, or are earning a certificate from one of these partners, you are automatically eligible for the global certification – visit the Worldchefs website for a list of partners at www.worldchefs.org/Certification/fast-track, or check with your certificate granting institution to confirm if youare eligible.
GET CERTIFIED WITHOUT LEAVING THE KITCHEN!
Still curious about the benefits of getting certified?
ASKIHMCA Bangalore Culinary Arts & Pastry Arts
Students conferred with Worldchefs Commis Chef Certification
Chef John J Clancy, Worldchefs Education Director and Senior Lecturer, Culinary Arts of Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland conferred the Commis Chef certificates to the students of ASK Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Bangalore, India on 18th of August 2018.
Students from the Master Diploma in Culinary Arts and Patisserie programme, Master Diploma in Bakery and Patisserie Pastry Arts program of ASKIHMCA Bangalore were awarded the Diploma Certificates and Commis Chef Certificates on 18th August at The Sahar Pavilion Hotel, Hosur Road, Bangalore. Apart from the Culinary and Bakery Students, Students of International Diploma in Hotel & Hospitality Management and BSc in Catering Science and Hotel Management too received their certificates.
Chef John J Clancy was the Chief Guest and Mr.Kiran Harshan, Senior Manager, Revenue Optimization, South Asia of Radisson Group of Hotels was the Guest of Honour. The event commenced with the welcome address by Prof.Antony Mahendran, Director of ASKIHMCA Bangalore followed by convocation address by the Guests. More than one hundred students and their parents attended in the convocation ceremony. After taking the convocation oath, students were awarded the Diploma and Degree certificates by the Guests.
Numerous students and parents shared their experience and thanked the management of ASK IHMCA for having provided Industrial Exposure Training, Campus Placement in reputed five star hotels in India and Abroad.
WORLDCHEFS Academy was officially launched today by the World Chefs Association of Chefs Societies (WORLDCHEFS) at its 38th Biennial Congress, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 11-14, 2018.
WORLDCHEFS Academy, an online portal and mobile app was established to offer culinary education to aspiring students that may not have the means, mobility or flexibility to attend full-time culinary school. The WORLDCHEFS Academy is free of charge and open to anyone, no matter what background or current skills-level.
The curriculum covers the basics of culinary professionalism, food service operations, culinary theory, food hygiene and sanitation, basic cooking, and culinary nutrition. The program can be followed either as a complete curriculum or individual lessons can be used to compliment other existing courses or to provide the theoretical component to an in-service, kitchen apprenticeship. The online portal is currently in English only. Other languages will be added soon to offer access to people from all over the world who want to expand their culinary knowledge and work in this industry.
Students can learn through the web-based platform or via the mobile app which offers an offline study mode. They will be able to complete the total course free of charge. By connecting to the internet when it is available they will be able to download the course that they are enrolled in via the mobile app and study at any time, with or without internet. They then simply need to go back online when ready to complete the final assessment.
“For us at WORLDCHEFS, it is important to give aspiring individuals in this industry the opportunity for a proper, well researched and developed learning system. And proper learning means from a-to-z, ensuring that this opportunity is available all over the world, allowing them to travel and really build on their career, from scratch” stated, WORLDCHEFS President Thomas Gugler.
Upon completion of its first course for the pre-commis chef, participants will have learnt the theory required to complete an online assessment and receive their WORLDCHEFS pre-commis chef certificate and badge – an important first step for anyone looking to apply for employment in a professional kitchen. The Program links to the Worldchefs Certification and is intended to be the first step on the culinary career path.
The Nestlé Pro Gastronomia Foundation, which has been promoting culinary education in emerging and developing economies for over 25 years, funded the development of the Worldchefs Academy for young people that want to join the culinary profession. Through their generosity, a partnership with Nestlé Professional was formed, and the online portal and mobile app was created by Klood Digital in consultation with a global faculty of WORLDCHEFS Academy Development advisors. This new online learning portal, the first of its kind, will open a channel of learning and communication for those looking to establish a career in a professional kitchen.
Rochelle Schaetzl, Business Capability Development Manager, Nestlé Professional stated, “Worldchefs Academy will make it possible for any person, anywhere in the world, that wants to enter the culinary industry, to get a solid professional foundation and apply for their first culinary job with more ease.”
WORLDCHEFS Academy is available now for download on both the App Store and Google Play, and can be found at
The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WORLDCHEFS) is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. We accomplish these goals through education and professional development of our international membership, through skills-building and competitions, and through sustainability and humanitarian initiatives. As an authority and opinion leader on food, WORLDCHEFS represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession.
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