Categories
GCC GCC - Pastry Chefs Congress Competition News Blog Company / Partner GCC - Young Chefs National Country

Chef Alena Solodovichenko Invites You to Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020

Meet Alena Solodovichenko.

She began working in professional kitchens at 17. Now the Executive Chef of 20 famous Russian homestyle restaurants called Varenichnaya #1, she knows about the fate of women in the kitchen better than anyone.
 

Alena Solodovichenko dreamed of becoming a cook since childhood. Under the guidance of her grandmother, she took her first culinary steps. At just 17, she began her career in professional kitchens, progressing through every step of career growth: from Pastry Chef to an Executive Chef.

In 2019, Alena published her first recipe book entitled “Miss Varenichnaya”. It sold out in just two months after the book’s release. Her second book is currently being prepared for publication.

See you in St. Petersburg.

“In employees, I value most of all their drive and a desire to learn new things. Everyone, throughout their life, should always develop and discover something new.”

Join Alena and many more expert speakers at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020. Register below and follow updates on social!

Register now
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
LinkedIn
Website
Categories
News Company / Partner National Country Congress Competition

Worldchefs News: Norway Wins IKA/Culinary Olympics, 1st Vegan Competition Seminar, Results from HORECA Kuwait + More

“Every chef is a little hero in creating their daily dishes served to friends, family, clients, and customers. The most important thing that I admire is that they take attention to what they are doing, that they are trying to give their best, and that they are always keeping their view on developments in the industry.” — President Thomas A. Gugler
Worldchefs is here to help you keep up-to-date with industry news and more. Read on and get involved!
FEATURED

Missed the 25th IKA/Culinary Olympics? You can read all about it hereOver 1800 participants, including 110 teams and 67 Worldchefs Certified Judges from all over the world came together over four days of competition. Worldchefs Village, at the heart of the competition arena, witnessed community, comradery, and culinary delights throughout the event. Photos of Worldchefs at IKA/Culinary Olympics 2020 are available here.

Have you joined the new and improved Worldchefs platform? With a Worldchefs account, you can connect with +500,000 hospitality professionals, find +35,000 jobs, get in touch with +6,000 employers, and more! Stay inspired in one of the world’s fastest-growing industries. Create your profile within seconds at www.worldchefs.org/loginAssociation or school? Your profile is already created! Search for your country here
 
At Worldchefs Congress & Expo, you’ll learn from cross-industry leaders about emerging trends set to shape the world of hospitality. Hear insights from experts like Kathryn Porter, Edgar Buhrs, Jeremiah Tower, and Chumpol Jangprai, and take part in immersive workshops to spark new ideas for your business or career. Expand your network at official events with the largest culinary body worldwide. Register now for Congress 2020where chefs meet!
 
NEWS FROM WORLDCHEFS
First Class of Vegan Competition Seminar Graduates in Italy
read more >>
Norway Wins the 25th IKA/Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart
read more >>
Worldchefs Culinary Ability Awards Committee Created at IKA/Culinary Olympics 2020
read more >>
Chefs Social Responsibility Cook for 350 Patients in Myanmar
read more >>
Results from HORECA Kuwait
read more >>
Dilmah: Beyond the Cuppa, is Human Service  

Founder Merrill J. Fernando’s vision is Dilmah’s mandate. The MJF Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dilmah Ceylon Tea Services and Resplendent Ceylon. The organisation works with underserved communities, investing long term in the lives of women, men, girls and boys to ensure that they have control of their futures. 

Extending these efforts is ‘The Ethical Tea Society’, an opportunity for skilled professionals to volunteer in sharing their skills and knowledge with those at the centre. One such professional, who volunteered his time and skills is World Champion Bartender, Tomek Malek from Poland. 

For a summary of his visit to the Merrill J. Fernando Foundation, click here.
  
Interested in sharing your skills, knowledge or time? Sign up at The Ethical Tea Society.

SIGN UP TODAY
UPCOMING EVENTS
COMPETITIONS
EVENTS
Emirates Salon Culinaire – Sharjah
From: March 3, 2020 To March 5, 2020
Country: United Arab Emirates

Global Chefs Challenge Final
From: July 29, 2020 To August 1, 2020
Country: Russia

For more information and to see the full event calendar,
click here

Pastry Art Competition Seminar: Dubai
From: March 2, 2020 to March 3, 2020
Country: United Arab Emirates

Culinary Arts & Hot Kitchen Competition Seminar: Dubai
From: March 2, 2020 To March 3, 2020
Country: United Arab Emirates

Culinary Arts & Hot Kitchen Competition Seminar: Denmark
From: March 24, 2020 To March 24, 2020
Country: Denmark

European Presidents Forum
From: April 5, 2020 To April 6, 2020
Country: Scotland

Earth Day: Food Heroes Challenge
From: April 22, 2020 To April 29, 2020
Country: Global
Join us this Earth Day in the Food Heroes Challenge!

WCWB Chefs Social Responsibility for Siem Reap, Cambodia
From: April 26, 2020 To April 30, 2020
Country: Cambodia

For more information and to see the full event calendar,
click here
#ThisIsWorldchefs
Want to share a story, idea, or nominate someone to be featured in Worldchefs News?
Email marketing@worldchefs.org to get in touch.
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
LinkedIn
Website
Create your Worldchefs account now to connect with +500,000 members and +35,000 jobs around the globe.
SIGN UP TODAY
REGISTER FOR CONGRESS
Categories
News Press Releases National Country Competition

Medal Table for IKA/Culinary Olympics 2020

Categories
Company / Partner National Country GCC Congress Competition News Press Releases Blog

Worldchefs Culinary Ability Awards Committee Created at IKA/Culinary Olympics 2020

Worldchefs Culinary Ability Awards Committee Created at IKA/Culinary Olympics 2020

  • Worldchefs has partnered with the Culinary Ability Awards, an international non-profit organization that raises awareness in society for people with disabilities through professional skills development in the culinary industry.
  • Joining in a collective vision to focus on ability in disability showcasing inclusion, a Worldchefs Culinary Ability Awards Committee has been established.
  • The Culinary Ability Awards will also venture to Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020 in St. Petersburg, Russia to compete alongside the Global Chefs Challenge final. Individuals with a variety of disabilities will compete against each other to showcase their skills and talent on a global scale.
Paris, 20th of February 2020 – Worldchefs has partnered with the Culinary Ability Awards, an international non-profit organization that raises awareness in society for people with disabilities through professional skills development in the culinary industry, joining in their vision to celebrate difference and create opportunities in the industry in which people with disabilities can thrive.
While hospitality is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries, it is currently experiencing staff shortages, with employment in the industry being a significant challenge for businesses. Many disabled people are excluded from the labor market as they lack industry relevant qualifications. 
To help address this and to advocate for integration beyond inclusion for people with disabilities, a Worldchefs Culinary Ability Awards Committee has been established. The Committee will be led by Chef Brendan O’Neill, with Awards founder Chef Chris Sandford serving as a Special Advisor. The aim is to provide career opportunities for individuals with special needs, and to deliver passionate and valuable team members to professional kitchens struggling to retain staff.
“For us as Worldchefs, it is the biggest honor to establish a Committee under the banner of the Culinary Ability Awards. This gives us the pleasure to include individuals with disabilities and chef talent from all around the world in our noble organization and family. Here at IKA/Culinary Olympics, it was a fantastic opportunity to witness the Culinary Ability Awards in action. The inspiring team showcased their knowledge and dedication for the culinary field. As of today, this Committee, under the leadership of Chris Sandford, will ensure that this part of our community is represented on the global stage. Congratulations to you all, and thank you sincerely for making this possible.” – Thomas A. Gugler, Worldchefs President 
The Culinary Ability Awards will also venture to Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020 in St. Petersburg, Russia to compete alongside the Global Chefs Challenge final. Individuals with a variety of disabilities will compete against each other to showcase their skills and talent to a global audience. Competitors will have 40 minutes to prepare, cook and plate two main course plates, judged on creativity, workmanship, composition, and presentation.
“It is my distinct pleasure to have the acknowledgment of such a globally respected organisation on supporting our vision of integration and inclusion. An extended thanks to Richard Beck and the German Chef Federation VKD in their support to showcase our Culinary Ability Olympic team. We are thrilled to have such a wonderful opportunity to share the skills these talented individuals bring. To the president Thomas and all Worldchefs members, from the bottom of our hearts a very big thank you for establishing this Committee supporting individuals with disabilities in our industry. For all countries who wish to join in we welcome your interest in uniting our industry.” – Chris Sandford, Culinary Ability Awards Founder
Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020 will be a primary platform to showcase the Culinary Ability Awards Competition to chef delegates, industry professionals, and celebrated voices in gastronomy from across the five continents. To learn more about Congress 2020, visit at www.worldchefscongress.org
-end-
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.
ABOUT WORLDCHEFS CONGRESS 2020
The biennial event for industry leaders and culinary innovators, Worldchefs Congress & Expo unites thousands of chefs and celebrated voices in gastronomy for a dynamic four-day forum designed to transform an industry into an inspired community.
Hear from leading experts, experience masterclasses with top chefs, learn about the latest trends in HoReCa innovation, watch the world’s best culinary teams compete in the final of the Global Chefs Challenge, and connect with industry professionals from around the globe at Worldchefs networking and dining events.
Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020 will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, 29th July – 1st August. Network and expand your professional bonds with the most influential culinary body worldwide. Register now at www.worldchefscongress.org.
ABOUT CULINARY ABILITY AWARDS
The Culinary Ability Awards is an international non-profit organization that raises awareness in society for people with disabilities through professional skills development in the culinary industry. 
Through training and competition, the Culinary Ability Awards empowers and promotes, in unity, the personal and professional possibilities with food. Through these efforts, individuals with disabilities build professional skills to work in professional kitchens in order to enable a career and independence. 
Culinary Ability Awards celebrates its 15th birthday in 2020 and has, during this period, managed to reach a global audience spanning across 100 countries. The organization is privately funded by the founder, Chris Sandford, recipient of the Worldchefs Humanitarian Award, former international manager for the Irish culinary team, and an international gold medalist himself.
To learn more and to get involved, visit www.culinaryabilityawards.com
_____________________________________________________________________

For any media inquiries, contact: 
Clare Pettersson
Communications Manager, Worldchefs
marketing@worldchefs.org
T. +33 1 80 06 58 30 
*A pdf of this press release is available for download below.

Categories
News National Country Competition

Norway Wins the 25th IKA/Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Germany ·  19 February 2020 · Norway Wins the 25th IKA/Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart

The link to the original article can be found below.

“Bigger, better and for the first time in Stuttgart – once again, we have proven that the IKA/Culinary Olympics is the most renowned and important international culinary competition for chefs”, states Richard Beck, the President of the German Chefs’ Association (VKD). The German Chefs’ Association, Verband der Köche Deutschlands e. V., as the competition organiser congratulates all of the winners of the Culinary Olympics. “All participating chefs and pastry chefs were thrilled to represent their country and their profession. The newly launched Chef’s Table, a 7-course menu prepared by the National Teams, was particularly successful”, concludes Richard Beck. “The IKA/Culinary Olympics is also setting the food trends in the other categories for the next four years – i.e. for the Junior National Culinary Teams, Community Catering & Military Teams, Regional Culinary Teams and the individual exhibitors.”

Each individual participant, all passionate about their work, showed enormous talent and potential during the Culinary Olympics. In the Nation Culinary Teams category, team Norway finally won the competition and took home the Olympic gold medal. Team Norway convinced the jury of its skills due to its precision and artistic craftmanship. Closely followed in second place by Sweden, who achieved the silver medal for their outstanding performance. In the National Culinary Teams competition, the bronze medal went to Iceland. The German National Culinary team reached the 6th place in the overall ranking.

Sweden was awarded a gold medal in the Junior National Culinary Teams category. The second place, and thus a silver medal, was won by Norway, while Switzerland was able to secure a bronze medal due to their cooking skills. The German Junior National Team has reached the 5th place.

Below please find the listing of all winners in the different categories:

NATIONAL CULINARY TEAMS:

1st place: gold medal for Norway

2nd place: silver medal for Sweden

3rd place: bronze medal for Iceland

JUNIOR NATIONAL CULINARY TEAMS:

1st place: gold medal for Sweden

2nd place: silver medal for Norway

3rd place: bronze medal for Switzerland

COMMUNITY CATERING/MILITARY TEAMS:

1st place: gold medal for The National Catering Team of Denmark, Denmark

2nd place: silver medal for Fazer Culinary Team Finland, Finland

3rd place: bronze medal for Swiss Armed Forces Culinary Team (SACT), Swiss

REGIONAL CULINARY TEAMS:

1st place: gold medal for Cercle des Chefs de Cuisine Lucerne, Swiss

2nd place: silver medal for Stockholm Culinary Team, Sweden

3rd place: bronze medal for ACF Regional Culinary Team USA, United State


Images:

Norway won the gold medal in the category National Teams. Photo: IKA/Culinary Olympics


The original article can be found here

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.

Categories
News National Country Competition

Emirates flies Team Sri Lanka to 2020 Culinary Olympics

Sri Lanka ·  11 February 2020 · Emirates flies Team Sri Lanka to 2020 Culinary Olympics

The original link can be found below.

Dreams of culinary glory on the world stage took wing on Emirates to Germany this week, when the stars of Sri Lankan chefdom departed for the 2020 Culinary Olympics with the support and blessings of the world’s leading international airline.

A passionate promoter of the art of gastronomy in its own right, Emirates is supporting Team Sri Lanka’s bid to win honours at the 25th edition of the International Exhibition of Culinary Art (IKA) as Airline Partner.

The 28-member group led by Team Manager, multi Gold medal winner and legendary chef, chocolatier and restaurateur Gerard Mendis left on Emirates flight EK655 to Dubai and onwards to Frankfurt, Germany to compete at the Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart from 14th to 19th February 2020.

As part of its support of the aspirations of the competing chefs, Emirates also helped transport more than 1000 kgs of masterpieces of culinary art, including delicate chocolate carvings, sour dough carvings, live fruit and vegetable carvings, pulled sugar exhibits and pastillaje sculptures from Sri Lanka to Germany for the ‘Individual-Showpiece’ segment of the competition.

Commenting on the airline’s support to the Sri Lanka team competing at this year’s Culinary Olympics, Emirates Sales Manager Sri Lanka Mrs Devika Ellepola said: “As a global connector of people, places and cultures, Emirates has always understood and explored the strong nexus between cuisine and the travel experience. Sri Lanka, as one of the earliest destinations on the Emirates route network, has also contributed to this axiom and we are pleased to facilitate the country’s participation at this global event.”

“The Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka is especially delighted to have Emirates as Airline Partner for the team competing at the 2020 Culinary Olympics, because we know that the airline shares our passion for gourmet cuisine,” said Chef Gerard Mendis. “Emirates also promotes signature Sri Lankan dishes as well as Ceylon Tea on-board its flights, helping take a taste of Sri Lanka to the world. Working together on this project therefore makes a lot of sense.”

Billed the largest culinary exhibition in the world, the 2020 edition of the quadrennial IKA organised by the German Chefs’ Association, will host more than 28,000 visitors and 2,000 chefs from around 59 countries who will craft more than 7,000 menus to be judged by an elite panel of global chefs from all continents. The 26 chef team from Sri Lanka has seven past Gold medal winners and also includes chefs from the Maldives who will compete in the regional segment.

When it comes to culinary competitions, Sri Lanka is well-recognised in the international arena. The teams that participated in the 2012 and 2016 IKA competitions brought home 14 and 17 Gold medals respectively; while the team that competed in the 2014 Culinary World Cup won 12 Gold Medals and two Gold awards of Excellence.

Founded in 1988, the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka is the first and the largest organisation of professional Sri Lankan chefs. Its mission includes enhancing the professional status of local chefs, focusing on training and development, promoting high-quality products and technical knowledge, linking professional bodies to create awareness on the importance of Culinary Art, and creating professional co-operation and mutual understanding among chefs. The Guild also hosts the national event – Culinary Art Food Expo or CAFÉ, which is Sri Lanka’s biggest and foremost Food and Hotel exhibition that is held biennially.

Emirates’ support for and celebration of Sri Lankan cuisine is not a new gesture: in December last year the airline hosted a master class in appreciation of Ceylon Tea aboard an Emirates A380 flight from Dubai to London to celebrate the 27-year partnership of Emirates and Dilmah. Earlier that year, traditional confectionaries such kokis and aluwa were served at the Emirates Lounge at the Bandaranaike International Airport in celebration of the island’s ‘Avurudu’ or Sinhala & Tamil New Year festival. 

It is also not uncommon to find delicious Sri Lankan staples such like pol roti, kiribath, fish ambul thiyal, red chicken curry, pol sambol and watalappan on board Emirates flights linking the Indian Ocean region to the world.

Emirates serves over 110 million meals on board each year, with the same attention to detail given to creating delightful dishes in Economy, Business or First Class. The airline caters for more than 55 million dine-in guests a year travelling to and from over 159 cities across six continents.

Image

The original article can be found here

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.

Categories
News National Country Competition

Will Serai Ice Cream, Salted Egg Appetiser Win Over Culinary Olympics Jury?

Malaysia ·  7 February 2020 · Will Serai Ice Cream, Salted Egg Appetiser Win Over Culinary Olympics Jury?

The original link can be found below.

Serai (lemongrass), telur masin (salted egg), curry leaves and siew mai (Chinese dumpling) are among the flavours that are going to be highlighted by senior chefs from Malaysia participating in the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA)/Culinary Olympics 2020.

A senior and junior team with 10 chefs each will be heading to one of the world’s prestigious chef competitions in Stuttgart, Germany on Feb 14 to do their best cooking in the Restaurant of Nations and Chef’s Table categories.

Team coach, chef Zubir Md Zain – who has represented Malaysia at the competition, as well as the Culinary Masters – said 32 countries will be vying for the gold medal in these categories.

He said the jurors are from Europe, the US and Australia and that they will have to win over their taste buds, which can be a challenge.

“But this is no obstacle, instead it ignites the spirit to bring fame to Malaysia,” the Masterchef Malaysia judge told Bernama, adding that their closest rivals are Singapore, South Korea, Norway and Sweden

He said the group’s advantage over the competition is our food diversity – Malay, Chinese, Indian – “but we can’t make the taste overpowering, too strong and too spicy”.

He said their menu will include an appetiser incorporating curry leaves and salted egg, and a tantalising serai dessert.

He said that another challenge will be time management: “We’re given six hours to prepare and present. This is why we have to train to ensure the plan goes smoothly.”

Professional Culinaire Association (PCA) president and the group’s adviser, chef Mohd Kamaruddin Adnin, said both teams have been preparing for seven months.

“We trained every week, sought the feedback of senior chefs who have been in a competition and also chefs from elsewhere, like Singapore, in order to become better,” he said.

He said this will be Malaysia’s fourth participation in the thrilling competition, with the senior team winning two silvers in 2012.

For the first time, the over a century old Culinary Olympics, which will bring together around 2,000 chefs from over 60 countries, will be part of Intergastra, a gastronomy trade fair that ends Feb 19. – Bernama

Image

The original article can be found here

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.

Categories
Competition News

Results from HORECA Kuwait


HORECA Kuwait marks the biggest edition to date

 

HORECA Kuwait, the annual event for the hospitality and foodservice sectors, closed its doors on January 22 after three successful days at Kuwait International Fairground.

 

Hospitality Salon Culinaire

With the support of the World Association of Chefs’ Societies, the ninth edition of the Hospitality Salon Culinaire was momentous. More than 310 chefs participated in various competitions, which focused on highlighting their skills. The president of the jury, Chef Samaan Hilal stressed on the importance of the Hospitality Salon Culinaire in supporting the hotel sector and promoting young talents. The Sheraton Kuwait received the Golden Award for winning the highest number of gold medals.

 

Samaan Hilal

Head of Hospitality Salon Culinaire

Managing Partner at Brainsteam

Kuwait/Lebanon

THE JUDGES

 

Thomas Gugler

President

World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS)

KSA

 

Jean-Marc Mompach

President of L’academie Nationale De Cuisine

France

 

Faisal Al – Nashmi

Executive Chef & Co-Owner of Al Makan United Company

President of the Kuwait Chef Club

 

Charles Azar

Master Consultant Chef

President of the delegation of L’Académie Nationale de Cuisine

The Middle East and the GCC

Lebanon

 

Anil Grover

WACS certified judge and Best International Culinary Judge from India by IFCA

 

Yasser Jad

President Saudi Arabian Chefs Association

 

Shadi Abu Khadijah

President of Jordanian Chefs Association

 

Loic Malfait

Academic Director of Le Cordon Bleu London

 

Nasserdine Mendi

Best Craftsmen of France

Member and secretary of the World Pastry Cup organizing committee

 

Uwe Micheel

President of Emirates Culinary Guild

Assistant Vice President of World Association of Chefs Societies

Culinary Adviser

Commandeur of Chaine Des Rotisseurs

 

François Pozzoli

Best Craftsmen of France, Baker 2004

Founder of the World Bread Contest

 

Peter Rosenberg
Corporate Chef of Certified Angus Beef

The results are out:


Gold Medal Winners:


Chocolate Carving

Millennium Hotel & Convention Centre Kuwait

Wasula Saman

Best Éclair

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa

Gokul Girish

Fauchon

Mohammed Shafeek

Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya

Meet Rathoor

MMC

Carlito Recalde

Wedding Cake

MMC

Hussina Faizer

Sheraton Kuwait, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Nikini Suriyage

Themed Celebration Cake

Sheraton Kuwait, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Tarak Das

Bread Creation (Best Baguette)

Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya

Basu Aryal

Best Croissant

Safir Fintas Kuwait Hotel

Peter Vinod Rebello

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa

Krisad Weerawardana

Viennoiserie

Bredz – Al Kharafi Global Trading & Contracting Company

Dipak Dangal

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa

Krisad Weerawardana

Six-course Set Dinner Menu

The Regency Hotel

Manoj Kumar

Cold Canapés

Hadi Hospital

Dinesh Sameera

Hot and Cold Oriental Appetizers (Mezze)

Sheraton Kuwait, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Habibur Rahman

Kuwaiti Dessert

Bouchon/Veranda/Coco

Axel Thorsteinsson

Kuwaiti Traditional Dish

Sheraton Kuwait, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Sanjoy Mondal

Meat Dish Competition

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa

Le Duy Luong

Mystery Basket Competition

D&D

Ramy Mohamad Haly Mohamed

Sheraton Kuwait, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Rakesh Shankar

The Regency Hotel

Binu Joseph

The Regency Hotel

Krishna Gurung

Best Burger Competition (Meat)

Cheese Cake Factory

Clark Uy Sederos

Fresh Pasta Competition

Hyatt Regency Al Kout

Thejasnath Subrahmanyan

Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie – Kuwait National Selection

 

Jadadeesan Alagarsamy

 

Alaa Kobeissi

Asian Cuisine

Ashas

Manohar Singh Nagarkoti

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa

Shanaka Dananjaya

Nutritional Dish (Vegan/ Gluten Free/ Organic/ Diet)

Cafe Coco

Willie Aserdin Go

Sushi Competition

The Regency Hotel

Almirante Ceredon

Sheraton Kuwait, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Mohd Nessar

Fruits and/or Vegetable Carving

The Regency Hotel

Surrendra Wasana

Sheraton Kuwait, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Tarak Das

Nespresso Cafe Gourmand

Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya

Natalia Uroz Barreru

Categories
Country GCC GCC - Pastry Chefs News Congress Competition Blog Company / Partner GCC - Young Chefs FeedThePlanet - Blog National FeedThePlanet

Worldchefs News: Access 35k jobs, Worldchefs Village, Congress discount + More

The first month of a new decade is behind us. What’s ahead? Limitless opportunities. We’re here to help make 2020 your best year yet. See how you can get involved below.
FEATURED
Worldchefs online community just got bigger and better. We invite you to join the new and improved Worldchefs platform, powered by Hosco, the world’s largest hospitality network. With a Worldchefs account, you can connect with +500,000 hospitality professionals, find +35,000 jobs, get in touch with +6,000 employers, and more! Stay inspired in one of the world’s fastest-growing industries. Create your profile within seconds at www.worldchefs.org/login
 
13 days till IKA/Culinary Olympics! Visit Worldchefs Village in the heart of the competition area, Hall C2. Join us for Get Together parties with judges and competitors at our guest lounge every day to maximize your networking opportunities. Check out expert demos and tastings every 30 minutes. Experience all this and more at Worldchefs Village! Interested in exhibiting at the next Worldchefs Village? Learn how here.

 

Get your Congress 2020 tickets at a discounted price in honor of IKA! Now through February, you can save up to €200. In a group of 10 or more? Book together and save. For groups of 10 or more, every 10th ticket comes FREE! “Attending the Congress will give you the information and contacts to power up your career,” says James Beard award-winning chef & father of American Cuisine, Jeremiah Tower. Network with Jeremiah and chefs from around the globe at Congress 2020, where chefs meet!
 
NEWS FROM WORLDCHEFS
You heard it here first! Worldchefs Magazine Issue 25 out now.
read here >>
Baku Hosts Republican Forum of Azerbaijani Culinary Experts
read more >>
Oswestry’s James Part of Welsh Culinary Olympics Team Given Government Farewell
read more >>
Friedr. Dick AJAX Chef’s Knife Wins “KitchenInnovation of the Year® 2020” Consumer Award
read more >>
Feed the Planet: 2019 Achievements
read more >>
Earn a Worldchefs Certified Tea Certification

Learn the importance of Real Tea, and its versatility in Tea Gastronomy, Food Pairing and Tea Mixology.

Dilmah’s online tea training program seeks to inspire passion in tea through knowledge of the artisanal aspects of tea amongst hospitality professionals and tea aficionados. Now you can complete this program anywhere in the world, when you sign up online. This course will provide a strong foundation-level knowledge in tea which will ultimately help you enhance guest experiences at your hotel, restaurant or café. What’s more is, you will also be able to access all learning material even after completion of the module.

Choose from our Introduction to Tea Certificate Course to acquire a basic understanding of Tea since its inception to now, or our Fundamentals to Tea Course which provides knowledge on tea and how you could use tea to enhance guest experiences in the hospitality sector.  

SIGN UP TODAY
UPCOMING EVENTS
Book now and save up to 200€. 
Now through February only, we’re offering a special discount in honor of IKA/Culinary Olympics!
COMPETITIONS
EVENTS
IKA/Culinary Olympics
February 14 – 19, 2020
Country: Germany
Visit us at Worldchefs Village in the heart of the competition area, Hall C2!

Mediterranean Chefs Competition
From: February 21 – 23, 2020
Country: Greece

Emirates Salon Culinaire – Sharjah
From: March 3, 2020 To March 5, 2020
Country: United Arab Emirates

FHA Culinary Challenge
From: March 31, 2020 to April 3, 2020
Country: Singapore

FHA Culinary Challenge – Food & Beverage
From: March 31, 2020 To April 3, 2020
Country: Singapore
Join us at Worldchefs Village! Exhibit with us and connect with 48,000 attendees and 1,500 chefs and judges.
Learn more here.

For more information and to see the full event calendar,
click here

Culinary Arts & Hot Kitchen Competition Seminar: Stuttgart
From: February 13, 2020 To February 13, 2020
Country: Germany

Culinary Arts & Hot Kitchen Competition Seminar: Athens
From: February 20, 2020 To February 20, 2020
Country: Greece

Vegan Competition Seminar: Palermo
From: February 27, 2020 To February 28, 2020
Country: Italy

Pastry Art Competition Seminar: Dubai
From: March 2, 2020 to March 3, 2020
Country: United Arab Emirates

Culinary Arts & Hot Kitchen Competition Seminar: Dubai
From: March 2, 2020 To March 3, 2020
Country: United Arab Emirates

Culinary Arts & Hot Kitchen Competition Seminar: Denmark
From: March 24, 2020 To March 24, 2020
Country: Denmark

For more information and to see the full event calendar,
click here

#ThisIsWorldchefs
Want to share a story, idea, or nominate someone to be featured in Worldchefs News?
Email marketing@worldchefs.org to get in touch.
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
LinkedIn
Website
Create your Worldchefs account now to connect with +500,000 members and +35,000 jobs around the globe.
SIGN UP TODAY
Categories
Competition News Press Releases Company / Partner National Country

Limited special edition forged chef's knife Premier Plus “GO FOR GOLD”

Germany · 20 January 2020 · Limited special edition
forged chef’s knife 
Premier
Plus “GO FOR GOLD” 


The
IKA/Culinary Olympics is the oldest, largest and most diverse international
culinary arts competition in the world. Professional teams of chefs passionately
compose the perfect interplay of ingredients, preparation and presentation. For
100 years, new culinary trends have been emerging here in fair competition. The
competition is taking place in Stuttgart for the first time, parallel to the
INTERGASTRA 2020.

 

The motto of
the Olympic Games is “citius, altius, fortius” – Latin for faster, stronger,
further. The Olympic concept of “being there is everything” is also a guiding
principle for the festival as an event. In a quote about the Olympic Games,
Bishop Ethelbert Talbot said:

 

“The important
thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part, for the essential
thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.”

 

On the
occasion of the Culinary Olympics, Friedr. Dick presents a limited special
edition of its forged chef’s knife with a blade length of 21 cm from the
Premier Plus series. The knives are coated with a special ceramic enforced
hybrid coating. The antibacterial non-stick coating prevents cuttings from
sticking and allows easy cleaning. In addition, ceramic particles enable the
best sliding properties with reduced effort and higher wear resistance.

 

Forged from a
single piece of steel, perfectly balanced with a high-quality coating on the
blade and a unique marking – the perfect tool: not just for participating in
the IKA/Culinary Olympics.

 

The limited
special edition can be acquired starting mid February 2020 at the IKA/Culinary
Olympics.

Friedr. Dick
is the only manufacturer worldwide who offers a complete range of knives, sharpening
steels, ancillary items for chefs and butchers as well as grinding machines,
sharpening machines and knife cleaning devices. The long-standing tradition and
experience of manufacturing products for chefs and butchers allow a continuous
development of innovative products. Input from customers, especially end-users
and our own ideas are converted into high-quality products.

 

Further
information is available from:

 

Friedr. Dick GmbH
& Co. KG

Esslinger Str. 4-10

73779 Deizisau

Germany

Tel.: +49 7153 817 – 0

Fax: +49 7153 817 – 219

Email: mail@dick.de 

Website: www.dick.de    

 www.facebook.com/Friedr.Dick

www.instagram.com/f.dick_official 



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.

What are you looking for?

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors