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

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

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

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

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

Final Results:

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

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

See the full results below:

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

See the full results below:

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

See the full results below:

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

See the full results below:

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

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

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

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

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

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Want to Compete in Global Chefs Challenge?

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

Global Chefs Challenge Finals at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2024

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

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

Visit www.worldchefscongress.org for more information.

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ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, a diverse network of Worldchefs Education Partners and curriculum, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs connects culinary professionals around the world through their online community platform and provides a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and operates the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarianism & Sustainability – Worldchefs Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

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IKA/Culinary Olympics 2024: Pre-Registration Opens

IKA/Culinary Olympics 2024: Pre-Registration Open, Conditions of Participation Online

Teams can now pre-register to participate in the IKA/Culinary Olympics 2024. Official registration will be possible shortly. In addition, the Conditions of Participation have been published. 

In about one year, hundreds of chefs from all over the world will once again be causing goosebump moments in Stuttgart: at the IKA/Culinary Olympics, which will take place from February 2 to 7, 2024, parallel to the Intergastra trade fair, they will be competing for Olympic gold. Teams (National, Junior National, Community Catering and Regional) can now already pre-register for a starting place in the unique competition. Official registration for participation – then also for Individual Exhibitors and Live Carvers – is expected to open in mid-February 2023.  

For your pre-registration, send an email to [email protected]. Please indicate which team you would like to pre-register.  

In addition, the Conditions of Participation for all competition categories can now be viewed and downloaded. 

About IKA/Culinary Olympics

Anyone who has ever attended the IKA/Culinary Olympics will always remember its special flair and the feeling that makes this event so unique. No other international competition for chefs is as diverse, comprehensive, and exciting as the mega event in Stuttgart. The IKA/Culinary Olympics bring together the most talented culinary artists from all over the world – a ‘once in a lifetime’ event that has been repeated every four years since 1900.

Divided into different categories, talented chefs with a particular passion for the competition meet at the Culinary Olympics. They face up to their competitors and the attentive jury of experts, show award-winning creations on the plates and start culinary trends .

The competition calls for maximum concentration and a great deal of know-how. Additionally, on the way to the podium, creative achievements count at least as much as cleanliness, hygiene, and sustainability in the workplace. And: in the team categories, team spirits are often defensive when it comes to winning.


The IKA/Culinary Olympics 2024 is a Worldchefs Endorsed Competition. Learn more and apply to endorse your competition: https://worldchefs.org/Endorsement/

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Join Worldchefs for a Competition Seminar during the Culinary World Cup

Interested in taking the first step towards becoming a Worldchefs Certified Judge or learning more about Competition requirements? Join Worldchefs for a Competition Seminar during the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg. We will host four Competition Seminars, which will take place on November 25-29, 2022.

Click below to learn more details about each competition seminar event:

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Competition Seminar instructors share techniques from both the perspective of Worldchefs Certified Judges and award-winning competitors. Participants gain an understanding of not only judging criteria but also best practices in the competition kitchen and tactics that consistently reach the highest place at the podium.

Current judges: All Worldchefs Certified Judges are required to attend a Competition Seminar every five years. 

Future judges: Attending a Competition Seminar is a mandatory part of the process to become a Worldchefs Certified Judge. Participants are awarded a certificate of participation that can be submitted as one of the required credentials in an application. To learn more about the process and for a complete list of requirements, download the Worldchefs Certified Judge application form here.

Judges: Why attend?

  • Keep up to date with culinary trends, and discover all the latest rules necessary to provide fair judgment during competition events.
  • Engage with renowned chef instructors and network with a diverse and driven class of competition chefs, aspiring judges, and influencers in the culinary space.
  • Current judges: All Worldchefs Certified Judges are required to attend a Competition Seminar every five years. 
  • Future judges: Take the first step towards becoming a Worldchefs Certified Judge. Participants receive a certificate of participation after attending a Competition Seminar. This certificate of completion is one of the mandatory requirements when submitting a Worldchefs Certified Judge application.

Competitors: Why attend?

  • Learn indispensable tips to excel in culinary competitions, and understand the service process and presentation details to make sure you know everything from the very beginning to the end.
  • Be the first to discover current culinary trends, innovations in modern kitchen equipment, and the latest technologies used in competition.
  • Engage with renowned chef instructors and get inspired alongside a diverse and driven class of competition chefs, aspiring judges, and influencers in the culinary space.

Learn more about becoming a Worldchefs Certified Judge

Attending a Competition Seminar is one of the required credentials in a Certified Judge application. Keep in mind, all Certified Judges are required to attend a Competition Seminar every five years. These intensive workshops provide key information about current trends, competition rules and judging criteria, to help chefs keep up-to-date and at their best!

Attending applicable Competition Seminars is one part of the process to become a judge, and does not automatically qualify you as a Certified Judge. Applicants must fulfil additional criteria and provide evidence of support in a formal application process. To learn more about the full approval process, visit: www.worldchefs.org/Application-To-Become-A-Judge 

Pre-register and gain more information by contacting: For more information, contact Linh To at [email protected]

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Worldchefs Global Chefs Challenge Final Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Worldchefs Global Chefs Challenge Final Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns 

  • Worldchefs, together with the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) and its partners, the International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales), the Celtic Manor Resort, and the Welsh Government, have cancelled the anticipated event in Newport scheduled for October 23-26, 2021.

  • Worldchefs Global Chefs Challenge Final 2020 had been postposed to October 2021 following the onsite of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Competing countries are invited to send their competitors to the Global Chefs Challenge final at Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 30 May to 2 June 2022.

Paris, 6 of September 2021  The Worldchefs Culinary Competition Committee have announced a cancellation of the Global Chefs Challenge Final 2020, scheduled for October 23-26, 2021. Amid continued concerns of health, safety, and travel restrictions for participating teams, Worldchefs together with the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) and its partners, the International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales), the Celtic Manor Resort, and the Welsh Government, made the difficult decision to cancel the anticipated event.

 

The national teams of qualifying countries have been invited to compete in the final at the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 in Abu Dhabi. Acknowledging the hard work and dedication of the competitorstraining for this major competition through the COVID-19 uncertainty, Worldchefs Board has expressed gratitude and pride for the commitment and professionality demonstrated by every competiton team.



Participating national teams have been invited to compete in Abu Dhabi during Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022.

 

To support the participation and inclusion of all competitor hopefuls, Worldchefs Board and Culinary Competition Committee have adjusted the age limit for competition in the Global Chefs Challenge events for 2022. The age limit for Abu Dhabi will be changed for the Young Chefs and Commis Chefs to reflect that they be born after 1st January 1995. This will allow all competitors who have been in training the opportunity to showcase their skills in Abu Dhabi. 

 

The Global Chefs Challenge final at the Worldchefs Congress & Expo will mark the first major reunion of international industry professionals. With the backdrop of this historic event, the Global Chefs Challenge will again sees the best chefs from around the planet go head to head in four days of intense competition for the prized trophy and title of Worlds Best Chef. 


To learn more about Worldchefs Congress & Expo, visit www.worldchefscongress.org.

 

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.

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Global Vegan Chefs Challenge to Launch in 2024

Global Vegan Chefs Challenge to Launch in 2024

Paris, 13 of July 2021  – The World Association of Chefs Societies (Worldchefs) announced today the Global Vegan Chefs Challenge will be launched during the 2024 Worldchefs Congress in Singapore.  

Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler stated, “The Global Vegan Chefs Challenge will be an exciting opportunity for Worldchefs members interested in expanding and showcasing their expertise and knowledge of Vegan Cuisine.”

As part of the Global Chefs Challenge Series, the Global Vegan Chefs Challenge will join the Global Chefs Challenge, Global Pastry Chefs Challenge and Global Young Chefs Challenge.

Global Chefs Challenge Finals 2018

The Global Vegan Chefs Challenge will include 8 countries with 1 team per Continent (7) and 1 team representing the host country, bidding to take home the title of Global Vegan Chef Champion. Each Continent will be required to select their finalist through a semi-final cook-off.

The teams will consist of a chef (any age) and an apprentice, culinary student or commis chef under 25 years of age as of January 1, 2024. They will be required to prepare and present a well-balanced 4 course Vegan Menu including amuse bouche, cold or warm appetizer, main course, and dessert.

Culinary Competition Committee Chairman Rick Stephen stated, “The Global Vegan Chefs Challenge will support Worldchefs mission as leaders in global culinary advancement and culinary competitions.”

For more information, contact:

Rick Stephen, Chairman

Worldchefs Culinary Competition Committee

Email:  [email protected]

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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.


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    Worldchefs Certified Judging Levels Expanded to Support Skills Development

    Worldchefs Certified Judging Levels Expanded to Support Skills Development

    • The Worldchefs Culinary Committee has expanded Worldchefs Certified Judge levels to support the highest standards in culinary competitions and juries.
    • The new model provides additional opportunities for skills development in culinary competition judging.
    • Worldchefs Certified Judges will be issued updated Worldchefs’ certificates and digital badges matched to their new judging level. Individuals are encouraged to update their Worldchefs online profile for the most up-to-date information on the Worldchefs Certified Judge Directory.

    Paris, 6 of July 2021 – The Worldchefs Culinary Competition Committee (CCC) has expanded Worldchefs Certified Judge levels to support the highest standards in culinary competitions and juries. The new model has been developed as part of the CCC’s mission to advance standards of excellence built on professionalism, leadership, and collaboration.

    “The whole idea of the change was to modernize our approach to every changing aspect of the culinary world,” says Rick Stephen, Worldchefs Culinary Committee Chairman. “Keeping up with food and the world standards and the new challenges that face all food-related competitions with hygiene and food waste been paramount.”

    The new levels will provide additional opportunities for skills development in culinary competition judging. Worldchefs Certified Judges can progress through the judging levels over the course of their career and culinary competition experience to reflect their commitment and expertise in the field.

    The Culinary Committee has taken a dynamic approach to incorporate mentorship and peer learning into the new model. A Learner Judge-or Rookie Judge-level has been introduced to advance the future of juries, encouraging competitions around the globe to take a more active role in supporting the new guard of international competition standards.

    “We envisage the opportunity to feature more traditional cuisines from our members’ regions and countries, but also to have these cuisines on the international stage and be judged by experts in that style of cuisine,” says Stephen.

    Complete information on the application process and requirements to become a Worldchefs Certified Judge can be found here. A brief outline of the new judging levels is as follows:

    1. Rookie / Learner Judge: Qualifying candidates with the necessary endorsements can serve at a Rookie / Learner Judge level. Proof of participation as a Rookie / Learner Judge at Worldchefs Endorsed Competitions can be used as supporting documents in applications for all Worldchefs Certified Judge levels.
    2. Sponsored Judge: Qualified chefs recognized as experts from a reputable company or institution can serve at a Sponsored Judge level. Sponsored Judges are mentored by a Worldchefs Certified Judge prior to any event.
    3. Worldchefs Certified Regional Judge: The Worldchefs Certified Regional Judge level is designed for culinary competition jurors with a local scope, not just limited to regional, but also international regions where your language or cuisine may be featured. This is a stepping stone to the next level.
    4. Worldchefs Certified Continental Judge: The Worldchefs Certified Continental Judge level represents mid-level culinary professionals with some judging experience, including competitors with silver medal performance and/or a minimum of two years in a high-end restaurant environment. The Worldchefs Certified Continental Judge level has replaced the former B Judge level.
    5. Worldchefs Certified International Judge: The Worldchefs Certified International Judge level represents senior-level culinary professionals with advanced judging experience, including competitors with silver medal performance and/or a minimum of five years in a high-end restaurant environment. The Worldchefs Certified International Judge level has replaced the former A Judge level. The new rules also allow for Worldchefs Certified International Judges to serve as observer judges.
    6. Worldchefs Honorary / Life Judge: The Worldchefs Honorary / Life Judge level is awarded by the Worldchefs President for outstanding contributions to Worldchefs and competition programs. Recipients must be in good standing as a Worldchefs Certified Judge at any level.

    Additional requirements for specialized credentials still apply for applications to judging categories, which now include: Culinary Arts & Hot Kitchen, Pastry Arts, Carving, Community Catering, and Vegan/Plant-Based Cuisine.

    Current Worldchefs Certified Judges will be issued updated Worldchefs’ certificates and digital badges matched to their new judging level. Individuals are encouraged to update their Worldchefs online profile to ensure the most up-to-date information on the Worldchefs Certified Judge Directory.

    From the Worldchefs Certified Judges Directory competition organizers, competitors, and colleagues can contact Worldchefs Certified Judge via their custom profile on Worldchefs online community platform.

    To connect with Certified Judges, national associations, leading companies, and hospitality professionals around the globe, new users can create a free 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.

    For any media inquiries, contact: 

    Clare Pettersson

    Communications Manager, Worldchefs

    [email protected]


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      Wales pressing ahead with plans to host world’s top chefs in October

      WALES, 3rd of March 2021 – Wales pressing ahead with plans to host world’s top chefs in October

      Organisers have confirmed that plans for a prestigious four-day culinary event, which will attract the world’s best chefs to compete in Wales in October, are progressing at full speed.

      The Worldchefs Global Chefs Challenge, which comprises three competitions, will be held at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport from October 23-26.

      The only major Worldchefs event organised this year, the Global Chefs Challenge is being hosted by the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) and its partners, the International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales), the Celtic Manor Resort and the Welsh Government.

      The CAW has appointed professional conference organiser Worldspan to organise the globalevent. The company has a wealth of experience, delivering 5,000 events across 84 countries.

      Sophie Morris, Worldspan’s managing director, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Culinary Association of Wales as hosts of the Global Chefs Challenge. From our HQ in North Wales, we are celebrating almost 50 years of delivering events and experiences for our clients.

      “To support this event, showcasing the best of Welsh food and drink, on our home ground is a privilege.  Our team looks forward to supporting CAW as they welcome the world to Wales.” 

      CAW president Arwyn Watkins, OBE, said the decision to press ahead with the event was a massive vote of confidence in Wales by Worldchefs, which represents more than 12 million chefs from 108 countries worldwide.

      Culinary Association of Wales President Arwyn Watkins, OBE.

      “We believe that the Global Chefs Challenge will be a fantastic opportunity for the hospitality industry to open up again following the global pandemic,” he added. “Our plans are progressing well, boosted by the enthusiastic support that we are receiving from Worldchefs.

      “Hosting a global event of this magnitude in Wales is a huge honour and undertaking, but the Culinary Association of Wales and its partners relish the challenge of welcoming the world’s best chefs.

      “Hopefully, this event will support the steps being taken to help Wales bounce back from the pandemic’s severe economic impact.”

      The event will feature the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge on the first day, the Global Chefs Challenge on days two and three and the Global Young Chefs Challenge for the Hans Bueschkens Trophy on day four. Wales will have a chef competing in each of the competitions.

      Lesley Griffiths, Wales’ Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, said: “While we face the continued backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is, of course, very pleasing to see that the Culinary Association of Wales and the Celtic Manor Resort are planning to hold the Worldchefs Global Chefs Challenge in October.

      “I am pleased that organisations planning ahead for events continue to look at Wales as a destination.”

      Worldchefs have given a vote of confidence to the CAW and its partners to organise a safe and professional event for chefs.

      Worldchefs president Thomas A. Gugler said: “Wales and the Global Chefs Challenge – an amazing opportunity and match with a fantastic venue – will welcome chefs from around the globe for the first time, and for me it’s a must to attend.

      “Great vision, modern approach and a dedicated team behind the scenes. COVID 19 will not stop us as we believe in the ‘Power of the white jacket’. All participants will be overwhelmed by the hospitality, the warm welcome and the stunning landscape around.

      “I am looking forward to seeing you all at the Worldchefs Global Chefs Challenge in Wales. I wish Arwyn and the team good luck for all the preparations and thanks for the amazing dedication.”

      Culinary Association of Wales president Arwyn Watkins, OBE, with Worldchefs’ president Thomas A. Gugler.

      Ragnar Fridriksson, Worldchefs’ managing director, said: “We want to give our competitors the best possible opportunity to meet and compete under safe and professional conditions. The Culinary Association of Wales has our full confidence to deliver just that.”

      The CAW and the Celtic Manor Resort has a successful track record of hosting Worldchefs’ events. In 2017, the country hosted a successful Worldchefs European Congress and, in 2019, welcomed a Worldchefs board meeting.

      The Celtic Manor also hosted Ryder Cup in 2010 and a NATO Summit of world leaders in 2014.

      The Celtic Manor Resort, which is to welcome the world’s best chefs next October.

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      For more information, please contact Arwyn Watkins, OBE, Culinary Association of Wales president, on Tel: 07831 697494 or Duncan Foulkes, publicity officer, on Tel: 01686 650818.

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      Win an All-Expense-Paid 7 Day Vacation to Sri Lanka: Pour & Plate Immunity Inspired by Tea!

      Win an All-Expense-Paid 7 Day Vacation to Sri Lanka: Pour & Plate Immunity Inspired by Tea!

      Calling all Chefs and Mixologists from around the world! Put on your apron and get inspired by tea around the theme of “immunity”, to stand a chance at winning a vacation of a lifetime!

      Here’s an unrivalled opportunity to showcase your culinary skill and flair, while revolutionising and pushing the boundaries of tea in gastronomy and mixology, with recipes that can help boost immunity, with a 5000-year-old, immunity-boosting herb at the heart of it – tea!

      Brew our judges away and win an all-expense-paid 7-day vacation to a luxury resort in Sri Lanka, and an opportunity to attend the only Worldchefs certified tea school – The Dilmah School of Tea in Sri Lanka!

      Here’s how to enter:
       
      1. Make a food item that is sweet or savoury using Dilmah Tea as an ingredient.

      2. Make a non-alcoholic beverage using Dilmah tea as an ingredient. This could be an iced tea, chai, hot & cold tea mocktail, smoothie, tea shake etc.

      3. Upload your entry as a video or image with a rationale behind your creations on to Dilmah’s tea inspired awards website.

      Submissions close on 18th March 2021. After which, our global panel of judges comprising the following experts will get shortlisting!

       
      Dilhan C. Fernando
      Tea Grower, CEO of Dilmah Tea, Director, Dilmah School of Tea, Sri Lanka

      Dr. Tissa Amarakoon
      Author of Tea & Your Health, former Deputy Director Research at the Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka 

      Tomek Malek
      World Champion Flair Bartender, Poland 

      Peter Kuruvita
      Chef & Restaurateur, Australia 

      Shortlisted participants will be notified by 23rd March 2021 and will have the opportunity to present LIVE via Zoom to our judges.

      Good luck!

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      Worldchefs News: November 2020

      “No matter who wins this election, it will take abolition to create our future. No matter who wins this election, it will be up to you to create networks of care that sprawl across normative divisions. No matter who wins this election, it will be your duty to fight, to win, and to love one another.” — Assata Shakur

      Whether you’re refreshing your feed for the latest news, rushing off to work, or caring for your family, the world is watching another unprecedented week in an unprecedented year.

      No matter where you are, the future is our cause. And there’s a lot of work to be done! Whether you’re looking for professional opportunities, new skills, or community, we’ve got you covered. 

      Stay safe,
      The Worldchefs team

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      World’s Top Chefs Coming to Wales Next Year for Prestigious Event

      World’s Top Chefs Coming to Wales Next Year for Prestigious Event

      from the Culinary Association of Wales

       

      Immediate: November 5, 2020 – Wales will welcome the world’s best chefs next year as the country hosts the prestigious Worldchefs Global Chefs Challenge Final 2020.

      The Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) and its partners, the International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales), the Celtic Manor Resort and the Welsh Government, have accepted an invitation to bring the event to Newport from October 23-26, 2021.

      The only major Worldchefs competition in 2021, the event will bring together the world’s top chefs to compete in the finals of three categories: the Global Chefs Challenge, the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge and the Global Young Chefs Challenge.

      The Global Chefs Challenge and Worldchefs Village will be combined at the Celtic Manor Resort where the organisers hope to provide a platform for Welsh food and drink business to showcase their products to chefs from around the globe.

      To add extra interest for Wales, Danny Burke, coach to the Junior Culinary Team Wales and ex-senior team captain, will be competing in the Global Chefs Challenge against 19 other finalists. Danny, who lives in Connah’s Quay and co-owns Olive Tree Catering in Runcorn, qualified for the final by winning the Northern Europe heat.

      The CAW and the Celtic Manor Resort has a successful track record of holding Worldchefs’ events. In 2017, the country hosted a successful Worldchefs European Congress and, last summer, welcomed a Worldchefs board meeting.

      CAW president Arwyn Watkins, OBE, managing director of Welshpool-based Cambrian Training Company, said: “Hosting a global event of this magnitude in Wales is a huge honour and undertaking, but the Culinary Association of Wales and its partners relish the challenge of welcoming the world’s best chefs next autumn. Preparations have already begun.

      “We are very aware of the scale and significance of securing this prestigious event, which will be the only major Worldchefs event in 2021 and should therefore attract worldwide interest in Wales.

      “The Global Chefs Challenge will provide a fantastic showcase of culinary skills and everything that Wales has to offer. Against the current backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, this announcement should be welcome news for the hospitality industry. Hopefully, the event will support the steps being taken to help Wales bounce back from the economic impact of this pandemic.”

      Ian Edwards, chief executive of ICC Wales and Celtic Manor Resort, said: “We are delighted to bring this prestigious international event to our venues in 2021. Following the recent announcement that ICC Wales will play host to next year’s Conservative Spring Conference, this is another welcome boost as we look forward to bouncing back from what has been a devastating year for the events industry.

      “Our culinary philosophy is a big part of what we do at ICC Wales and hosting this prestigious event would be a brilliant opportunity to showcase Wales’ wealth of produce as well as our growing food and drink industry to an international audience.”     

      Lesley Griffiths, Wales’ Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, said: “Whilst we face the continued backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is, of course, very pleasing to see that the Celtic Manor Resort is due to hold the Worldchefs Global Chefs Challenge in 2021. I am pleased that organisations planning ahead for events next year are looking at Wales as a destination.”

      Worldchefs is a global network of 105 chefs’ associations representing more than 10 million professional chefs worldwide.

      Thomas Gugler, Worldchefs’ president, announced that Wales would be invited to host the Global Chefs Challenge after the country lost to Singapore by just four votes in online ballot in August to select the host country for the Worldchefs Congress and Expo 2024.


      For more information on the Global Chefs Challenge, visit www.globalchefschallenge.org.

      Picture caption:

      The Celtic Manor Resort, which is to welcome the world’s best chefs next October.

      *This release is available in Welsh below.

       


      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

      For more information on the Global Chefs Challenge, visit www.globalchefschallenge.org.



      For more information about the Culinary Association of Wales, please contact Arwyn Watkins, OBE, Culinary Association of Wales president, on Tel: 07831 697494 or Duncan Foulkes, publicity officer, on Tel: 01686 650818.

       

      *In Welsh below.

       

      Chefs gorau’r byd yn dod i ddigwyddiad mawreddog yng Nghymru

      Cymdeithas Goginio Cymru

       

      Ar Unwaith: Tachwedd 5, 2020 – Bydd Cymru’n croesawu chefs gorau’r byd y flwyddyn nesaf wrth gynnal Her Fyd-eang Chefs Worldchefs.

       

      Mae Cymdeithas Goginio Cymru (CAW) a’i phartneriaid, Canolfan Gynadledda Ryngwladol Cymru (ICC Cymru), Gwesty Hamdden y Celtic Manor a Llywodraeth Cymru. wedi derbyn gwahoddiad i groesawu’r digwyddiad i Gasnewydd ar Hydref 23-26,2021.

       

      Hon fydd unig gystadleuaeth fawr Worldchefs yn 2021 a bydd yn dwyn ynghyd chefs gorau’r byd i gystadlu yn rowndiau terfynol tri chategori: Her Fyd-eang y Chefs, Her Fyd-eang y Pâtissiers a Her Fyd-eang y Chefs Ifanc.

       

      Daw Her Fyd-eang y Chefs a Phentref Worldchefs ynghyd yng Ngwesty Hamdden y Celtic Manor lle mae’r trefnwyr yn gobeithio cynnig llwyfan i fusnesau bwyd a diod o Gymru i arddangos eu cynnyrch i chefs o bedwar ban y byd.

       

      Bydd elfen Gymreig i’r gystadleuaeth gan fod Danny Burke, hyfforddwr Tîm Coginio Ieuenctid Cymru a chyn-gapten y tîm hŷn, yn cystadlu yn Her Fyd-eang y Chefs yn erbyn 19 o bobl eraill. Llwyddodd Danny, sy’n byw yng Nghei Connah ac yn gydberchennog ar Olive Tree Catering yn Runcorn, i gyrraedd y rownd derfynol trwy ennill rownd Gogledd Ewrop.

       

      Mae gan CAW a’r Celtic Manor brofiad o gynnal digwyddiadau llwyddiannus gan Worldchefs. Yn 2017, croesawyd cynhadledd lwyddiannus Worldchefs Ewrop i Gymru ac yn yr haf y llynedd cynhaliwyd cyfarfod bwrdd Worldchefs yma.

       

      Dywedodd Arwyn Watkins, OBE, llywydd y Gymdeithas a rheolwr gyfarwyddwr Cwmni Hyfforddiant Cambrian yn y Trallwng: “Mae croesawu digwyddiad byd-eang mawr fel hwn i Gymru yn anrhydedd ac yn dasg enfawr, ond mae Cymdeithas Goginio Cymru a’i phartneriaid yn edrych ymlaen at yr her o groesawu chefs gorau’r byd yr hydref nesaf. Mae’r paratoadau eisoes ar y gweill.

       

      “Rydym yn ymwybodol iawn o faint ac arwyddocâd y digwyddiad pwysig hwn, sef unig ddigwyddiad mawr Worldchefs yn 2021, sy’n siŵr o ennyn diddordeb gwledydd y byd yng Nghymru.

       

      “Bydd Her Fyd-eang y Chefs yn ffenest siop ardderchog i sgiliau coginio Cymru a phopeth sydd gennym i’w gynnig. Yn nyddiau pandemig COVID-19, rwy’n siŵr y bydd y diwydiant lletygarwch yn croesawu’r cyhoeddiad hwn. Y gobaith yw y bydd y digwyddiad yn help i Gymru ailgodi ar ôl dioddef effaith economaidd y pandemig.

       

      Dywedodd prif weithredwr ICC Cymru a Gwesty Hamdden y Celtic Manor, Ian Edwards: “Mae’n bleser gennym ddod â’r digwyddiad rhyngwladol mawreddog hwn i’n canolfannau yn 2021. Cyhoeddwyd yn ddiweddar mai yn ICC Cymru y cynhelir Cynhadledd Wanwyn y Ceidwadwyr y flwyddyn nesaf ac mae’r cyhoeddiad hwn yn hwb arall i’w groesawu wrth i ni edrych ymlaen at ailgodi ar ôl blwyddyn drychinebus i’r diwydiant digwyddiadau.

       

      “Mae ein hathroniaeth am goginio’n bwysig iawn i ni yn ICC Cymru a bydd croesawu’r achlysur mawreddeg hwn yn gyfle gwych i arddangos cyfoeth cynnyrch Cymru a’n diwydiant bwyd a diod, sydd ar gynnydd, i gynulleidfa ryngwladol.”     

       

      Dywedodd Lesley Griffiths, Gweinidog yr Amgylchedd, Ynni a Materion Gwledig: “Er bod effeithiau pandemig COVID-19 yn parhau, mae’n braf iawn gweld bod bwriad i gynnal Her Fyd-eang Chefs Worldchefs yn y Celtic Manor yn 2021. Rwy’n falch fod sefydliadau sy’n trefnu digwyddiadau y flwyddyn nesaf yn ystyried dod i Gymru.

       

      Rhwydwaith byd-eang o 105 o gymdeithasau chefs sy’n cynrychioli dros 10 miliwn o chefs proffesiynol ym mhedwar ban y byd yw Worldchefs.

       

      Cyhoeddodd Thomas Gugler, llywydd Worldchefs, y byddai Cymru’n cael ei gwahodd i gynnal Her Fyd-eang y Chefs ar ôl i’r wlad golli i Singapore o ddim ond pedair pleidlais mewn etholiad ar-lein ym mis Awst i ddewis ym mha wlad i gynnal Cyngres ac Expo Worldchefs yn 2024.

       

      Picture caption:

       

      Llywydd Cymdeithas Goginio Cymru, Arwyn Watkins, OBE.

       

      Gwesty Hamdden y Celtic Manor a ddewiswyd i groesawu chefs gorau’r byd fis Hydref nesaf.

       

      Diwedd

       

      Os hoffech wybod rhagor, cysylltwch ag Arwyn Watkins OBE, llywydd Cymdeithas Goginio Cymru, ar 07831 697494 neu Duncan Foulkes, swyddog cyhoeddusrwydd ar  01686 650818.

       

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