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Worldchefs News: October 2020

Dear Chef,

What a month! Whether you’re welcoming summer or enjoying the autumn foliage, this is usually a pretty exciting season. But for us chefs, there’s even more reasons to embrace October.

We’ve got some new developments to share that we’re sure you’ll celebrate. And more on the way! Find out more below.

Until next time, 
The Worldchefs team

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Healthy Food for the Future — World on a Plate

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Spanish Pre-Commis Chef Course — Worldchefs Academy

Si Chef! Worldchefs Academy is excited to announce the launch of its online Pre-Commis Chef Course and mobile app in Spanish!
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Meet the Chefs Who Are Championing Healthy Food for the Future on International Chefs Day
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Certification Adapts to Help Unemployed Chefs and Hospitality Professionals
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Nestlé Professional is Launching Planetpro to Help Customers Navigate the Sustainability Business Challenge
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Le Nouveau Chef the Official Worldchefs Clothing Partner


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Certification Webinar Series: 101 and Certified Executive Chef
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Modern Kalbi Recipe from Chef Wook Kang


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INTERNATIONAL CHEFS DAY

International Chefs Day 2020 is tomorrow, October 20th! It’s not too late to get involved! 

Chef Vanessa Marquis has a video for you to share with your children, students, and friends on social media. Check it out below and be sure to share it with your community!

Want to do even more? Host a Facebook Live, a Zoom meeting, or make your own 5-minute video recording demonstration from the comfort of your home or at work! We’ve got everything ready for you! Find the updated digital toolkit here.
 

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Worldchefs is seeking contributors for latest.worldchefs.org and our next magazine edition.

Do you have a story, recipe, or article you want to share with us? Let’s hear it! Get in touch via this link.

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Certification Adapts to Help Unemployed Chefs and Hospitality Professionals

PARIS, 19th of October 2020 – Certification Adapts to Help Unemployed Chefs and Hospitality Professionals 

Worldchefs and City & Guilds have announced the latest development to Global Certification which enables chefs and hospitality professionals who became unemployed due to COVID-19 to have their skills certified.

The move will help thousands of individuals around the world to get recognition for their professional experience and make it easier for them to look for their next job with confidence. People who work in hospitality do most of their development on the job and many of them don’t have a qualification or certification to prove the skills and experience they have gained while working in the industry.

The Global Certification, developed by City & Guilds and Worldchefs, is the first and only global certification for the hospitality industry which certifies job role competency to an international standard.

From now on, those who have lost their job during the pandemic can apply for certification. Successful candidates will receive a digital badge which they can showcase to the world, including employers. Digital badges are the latest trends in skills training, a modern way to communicate achievements instantly, online. Each badge is like a digital passport, bringing together the details around skills in a secure format; making it easy and safe to share on social media or in an online CV.

Jeremy Dahdi, Executive Director of Digital Credentials at City & Guilds, says “We were very keen to find a way to help those impacted by COVID-19 in the hospitality industry find their next job. Skills are the currency of the 21st century and getting certified is one of the most powerful ways for individuals to stand out from the crowd, especially during the current climate when a huge number of jobs are being lost in the hospitality sector around the world.”

Thomas Gugler, President of Worldchefs, says “As the global association for the culinary industry, it is our responsibility to give chefs around the world any help we can during these incredibly difficult times. Many employers have to let talented staff go because of the immediate impact of the pandemic and it is crucial that those individuals have the option to make their skills and experience visible to employers who are currently recruiting.”

Certification is available for a wide range of culinary and hospitality jobs, from entry to senior level posts. Individuals can apply anywhere in the world. Those who apply as unemployed will need to be able to get in touch with their last employer to get a confirmation of their employment and job role competency.

To find out more about the badges you can earn with Global Hospitality Certification, click here.

For more information, visit www.worldchefs.org/globalcertification or download our FAQs. Check out our Webinar: Certification 101 for a visual step-by-step guide

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About City & Guilds Group

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

Our foundation activities amplify our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future.

Our brands are:

– Assessment and credentialing: City & Guilds, ILM

– Corporate learning: Kineo, The Oxford Group

– Technical training: Gen2, Intertrain

For more information about the City & Guilds Group visit: www.cityandguildsgroup.com

Twitter: @CityGuildsGroup

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/city-&-guilds-group/


About Worldchefs

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, or Worldchefs for short, is a non-political professional organisation, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. It was founded in 1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris with the venerable August Escoffier as first Honorary President.

We are a dynamic global network of more than 100 chefs’ associations representing chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide.

We accomplish our goals through education, training and professional development of our international membership. As an authority and opinion leader on food, Worldchefs represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession.

We create impact through four core focus areas:

Education – includes our landmark Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program and the world’s first global culinary certification;

Networking – Worldchefs provides a gateway to global culinary networking opportunities and hosts the landmark biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs upholds a list of certified judges, sets global standards for competition rules, 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

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Worldchefs Academy Helps Train & Upskill Cooks and Stewards in Papua New Guinea

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.”

 

For more information on Worldchefs Academy, contact: info@worldchefsacademy.com or visit www.worldchefsacademy.com. 



About Worldchefs

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in 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.

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Recipe from the Helm of Michelin-starred Galvin Restaurants

“It’s a combination of hard work and continuity that’s bought us this far.”

Chris Galvin has had an inspiring journey from pot washer to helming Michelin-starred restaurants.

Earliest food memory: 

 

Driving through Lyon with my mum and dad in 1965, when I was eight. We’d stop at the many Les Routiers [road-side restaurants] along the way, and what struck me was that they were light-years ahead of our own awful motorway restaurants. I remember eating blanquette de veau, a white-wine veal stew; lots of creaminess, and it felt really grown-up and exotic.
Fillet of John Dory with Orange Glazed Endive

A beautiful dish for spring, when John Dory is at its best. You’ll need to start the dish in advance so that the curry oil has enough time to mature, so make sure you plan ahead.

Ingredients:
For the John Dory

  • 4 John Dory fillets, skin on, each weighing approximately 140g
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • sea salt
  • white pepper

For the curry oil

  • 50g of curry powder, medium
  • 300ml of groundnut oil, or very light olive oil

For the dressing

  • 40g of sultanas
  • 20g of pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 10g of baby capers, salted
  • 10 coriander leaves

For the cauliflower purée

  • 1 cauliflower
  • 100g of unsalted butter
  • 100ml of milk
  • 50ml of single cream

For the glazed endive

  • 2 heads Belgian endive
  • 20g of icing sugar
  • 40g of unsalted butter
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar

Method:

  1. Begin by making the curry oil, as this requires 2 days to mature. Place a large frying pan over a medium heat until hot, then add the curry powder directly to the pan. Cook the powder, stirring constantly to ensure it does not catch or burn, for 2 minutes until the spices are toasted.
  2. Add the oil and cook to 60°C. Remove from the heat, leave to cool then store in a suitable container for 2 days until required.
  3. In advance of making the dressing, place the sultanas in a bowl and pour over enough boiling water to cover. Leave the sultanas in the bowl overnight to soak.
  4. For the cauliflower purée, remove the outer leaves and slice the cauliflower into small florets, discarding any excess stalk. Melt the butter in a large pan over a medium heat, then add the cauliflower florets to the pan. Sweat the cauliflower for 3-4 minutes until tender, then add the milk to the pan, cover with a lid and increase the heat slightly.
  5. Cook until it is very tender, then drain the cauliflower and transfer to a blender, discarding the liquid from the pan. Blend the cooked cauliflower in the food processor, gradually adding the cream until fully combined. Season the purée to taste, then strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl. Cover the bowl in cling film and set aside, keeping warm until required.
  6. Prepare the endives by removing any brown outer leaves, then slice the heads in half lengthwise, dusting the cut sides thoroughly with icing sugar. In a large pan, melt the butter over a medium heat and cook until foaming. Add the endives to the pan, sugar-side down, and cook until they begin to caramelise.
  7. Use a microplane to finely grate the lemon and 1 of the oranges and add the grated zest to the pan. Continue to cook the endive, turning every couple of minutes, until they are well coloured and caramelised all over.
  8. Meanwhile, juice the lemon and both of the oranges and add to the pan along with the vinegar. Reduce the heat and allow to cook very slowly until the endive is tender and the liquid has become a sticky caramel. Season and set to one side, keeping warm until required.
  9. To make the dressing, drain the soaked sultanas and place in a pan along with the pine nuts, baby capers and 40ml of the prepared curry oil. Heat very gently and stir to combine.
  10. Meanwhile, coat the John Dory fillets in the remaining curry oil and leave to marinade for 10 minutes. Place a large, non-stick pan over a high heat and allow it to get very hot. At this point, add the fish fillets to the pan skin-side down. Using the curry oil marinade as cooking oil, leave the fish to cook for 2-3 minutes and allow the skin of the fish to crisp up.
  11. Once the fish skin has become crispy, reduce the heat to medium and turn the fish over to cook for a further minute. Remove the fish from the pan, season, and sprinkle with a little lemon juice. Leave to drain on the kitchen paper.
  12. To serve, use a teaspoon to add a swipe of cauliflower purée around the top and bottom of each plate and place a piece of endive in the centre. Allow the endive to fan out slightly before topping with the John Dory. Add the coriander leaves to the warm dressing and drizzle over the fish. Serve immediately.
See you in St. Petersburg.

Chris will be speaking on how the next generation of chefs can best prepare for a bright future, presented by City & Guilds.

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A Recipe from "Miss Vareniki"

“Miss Vareniki” has perfected the art of making dumplings.

Executive Chef of the legendary Varenichnaya #1 restaurants in Moscow, Chef Alena Solodovichenko shares her unique recipes for this regional classic.
 

Green Vareniki with Spinach and Feta Cheese

Ingredients for dough:

  • premium wheat flour 570 g + for dusting
  • dill juice 320 g (600–700 g dill)
  • salt 1 tsp
  • sugar 1 tbsp
  • refined sunflower oil 2 tbsp
  • starch 60 g

Ingredients for filling:

    • freshly chopped spinach 900 g (or fresh 600 g)
    • feta cheese 400 g
    • peeled garlic 1 clove
    • refined sunflower oil 80 ml
    • pinch of salt

    Preparation:

    1. Make the dough as in the first recipe, but use dill juice instead of water.
    2. For the filling, defrost frozen spinach, place in a colander, and squeeze dry (fresh spinach should be washed and sorted.)
    3. Coarsely grate the feta cheese, and mash the garlic and butter in a blender until smooth. Add the cheese and butter-garlic mix to the spinach, add salt, and mix thoroughly.
    4. Roll out the dough, cut into circles, lay out the filling on top, and mold into dumplings.
    5. Boil in slightly salted water for 4–5 minutes.
    See you in St. Petersburg.

    Who would you dream to have dinner with?
    “Sixteen-year-old Alena Solodovichenko.”

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    Worldchefs Partners with Hosco to Power Its Network

    Worldchefs Partners with Hosco to Power Its Network

    • Worldchefs has partnered with Hosco to provide a specialized network to Worldchefs’ global community of millions of culinary professionals in over 100 countries. 
    • Powered by Hosco, the hospitality network, Worldchefs online community is the ideal platform for culinary associations to engage with their current, former, and future members and to give them access to +6,000 premium companies and +35,000 international vacancies.
    • Worldchefs members have been invited to create a profile on Hosco, which can be done within seconds at www.worldchefs.org/login

    Paris, 22nd of January 2020 – Worldchefs, the World Association of Chefs’ Societies, has joined forces with Hosco, the hospitality network, to provide a specialized platform to Worldchefs’ global community of millions of culinary professionals. On worldchefs.hosco.com, members can connect, find job opportunities, and stay inspired in one of the world’s fastest-growing industries. 

    “This is a revolutionary development for the Worldchefs community. Millions of chefs in over 100 countries will be able to engage and connect like never before,” says Ragnar Fridriksson, Worldchefs Managing Director. “We are thrilled to partner with Hosco to empower culinary professionals and deliver exciting opportunities to our members around the globe.”

    Through Hosco’s technology, Worldchefs’ National Members and Education Partners can better engage with and expand their community, share news and events, and offer access to career opportunities and tips from industry experts.

    Users will have access to an expanded, specialized network of +500,000 hospitality contacts, +35,000 international jobs, +6,000 world-class companies around the globe to help boost and improve their careers. 

    “The Hosco model will allow Worldchefs to combine its network with the global Hosco network, turning it into a hybrid system representing an expansive community of passionate hospitality professionals,” says John Lohr, Hosco’s Director of Development. “Furthermore, the platform will provide accurate real-time data to Worldchefs so they can be aware of the success of its members in the job market.”  

    Worldchefs National Associations, schools, and individuals have been invited to activate their new Worldchefs profile on Hosco. Users can create an account within seconds at www.worldchefs.org/login

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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 HOSCO
    Hosco, the hospitality network, empowers the hospitality industry by connecting, inspiring, and providing opportunities to all its professionals around the globe. 

    Founded in 2011, headquartered in Geneva and with offices in Barcelona and Dubai, Hosco currently connects hundreds of thousands of professionals with thousands of first-class companies worldwide. For the industry, it offers an ever-growing pool of the world’s best talent through its partnerships with top hospitality schools across all continents. Also, for hospitality schools, it provides career and alumni management solutions, which gives them access to international employment opportunities, connections, and industry insights. 

    For more information related to Hosco, please visit www.hosco.com.
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    Welcomegroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration Celebrates Worldchefs Accreditation

    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


    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, 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.



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    Are you a Chef who wants to boost your career?

    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?


    GET VALIDATED

    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.

    GO GLOBAL

    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.

    GLOBAL 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?

    Contact us:

    office@worldchefs.org

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    1st group of students to be receiving Worldchefs Certification in Bangalore, India!

    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. 



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    WORLDCHEFS LAUNCHES WORLDCHEFS ACADEMY!

    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 www.nestleprofessional.comwas formed, and the online portal and mobile app was created by Klood Digital www.klood.com  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 www.worldchefsacademy.com

     

    ABOUT WORLDCHEFS                

    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.

    Visit: www.worldchefs.org

                      

    CONTACT:

    WORLDCHEFS Academy

    15 rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris, France

    Telephone: +33 (0) 1 80 06 58 30                                                                     

    Email: info@worldchefsacademy.com