The Worldchefs Congress 2018 annual report is out!
We are happy to share with you our Worldchefs Congress annual report 2018.
Enjoy it and see you all in Kuala Lumpur.
The Worldchefs Congress 2018 annual report is out!
We are happy to share with you our Worldchefs Congress annual report 2018.
Enjoy it and see you all in Kuala Lumpur.
Worldchefs Congress and Expo 2018 is almost here!
Join us for Asia on a Plate
Paris, France, July 2018:The countdown is on! Around the globe, chefs and industry leaders are in final preparations for the much-anticipated Worldchefs Congress and Expo 2018. Taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this year’s event – Asia on a Plate – will be the biggest yet and promises to be one you will never forget!
“Congress and Expo has been a centrepiece of Worldchefs since it was founded nearly 100 years ago. Over time we have seen it grow and evolve to reflect changes within the culinary industry and respond to the ever-changing interests and passions of our esteemed members,” said Thomas Gugler, Worldchefs President. “Sustainability and humanitarian are two areas which have grown exponentially in recent years, as our chefs have championed these issues and become real drivers of change.”
The four-day event includes the Global Chefs Challenge, where the world’s best chefs meet to compete in the categories of Young Chefs, Global Chefs, and Pastry Chefs. Speakers seminars and a bustling expo with leaders from across the industry are in store, and of course – unmatched global networking.
‘Our goal is to provide members with an educational experience that connects them globally and brings them the best knowledge across the industry – but also to have fun.
For chefs new and seasoned, we can’t wait to welcome you in Kuala Lumpur!
Take a look at our program to see what will happen at this truly event you will never forget: https://www.worldchefs2018.org/program
The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, or Worldchefs in short, is a dynamic global network of more than 100 chefs associations representing chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide. It was founded in1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris with the venerable August Escoffier as first Honorary President.
Worldchefs is a global authority on food, creating impact through these 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;
Contact at Worldchefs
Chef Carroll and The Recipe Podcast team travel to
Malaysia for the World Association of Chef Societies biennial Congress 2018.
Listen in to this unique collection of interviews of powerful chefs and
hospitality leaders from around the world.
Every 2 years, thousands of Chefs from all over the
world gather to share thoughts, ideas and innovations in the culinary field.
Prominent leaders and Chefs from all over take the stage to discuss the
coming trends and changes in food and cuisine. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS
THIS! Hear Andy Cuthbert, WorldChefs Congress Chairman tell us about this
once in a lifetime event and how you can get there!
Worldchefs honoured to be part of mega tradeshow
FHA – and making proud return to Asia for Worldchefs Congress & Expo in
Paris, France: Worldchefs is in
Asia from April 24 – 27, 2018, for the Food&HotelAsia mega tradeshow synonymous
with the food and hospitality industry; and we are proud to be coming back
again soon – we will be hosting our hallmark biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, from July 11 – 14, 2018!
“Worldchefs Congress & Expo has been hosted by European and
Nordic regions in recent years, and we couldn’t be happier about coming back to
Asia,” said Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler. “Asia boasts the fastest
growing number of members in Worldchefs, and is a top rising economy. We see
today more and more appreciation about the Asian culture: there is so much to
learn as no two Asian countries are the same. We warmly invite you to join us
from July 11 – 14 , 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and learn alongside us!”
Worldchefs Congress & Expo – Asia on a Plate – is open to chefs from
around the world at all levels of the culinary profession. Register today at www.worldchefs2018.org. Gain global networking opportunities, and learn from expert global
speakers who are industry pioneers offering cutting-edge insights for achieving
success in today’s culinary industry. Congress also boasts the Global Chefs
Challenge Series – where the world’s best chefs meet to compete in the
categories of Global Chef, Global Pastry Chef and Global Young Chef.
Worldchefs is still
accepting sponsors and exhibit partners! Don’t miss your chance to expand your business
internationally. Our international audience including leading master,
executive, pastry chefs and new talents, as well as restaurant owners, food
producers, gastronomy opinion leaders, importing & exporting companies, and
more will gather under one roof from 5 continents for 5 days to learn, network
bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Vicky Yap
at [email protected] for more information on
how you can use the unique marketing platform to gain access to the global
The biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo is a hallmark tradition of
Worldchefs and has been organised in over 20 cities across the world throughout
its illustrious 82-year history. For all the latest Worldchefs Congress &
Expo news, visit: https://www.worldchefs2018.org.
A special thanks to our family of Worldchefs Congress & Expo.
ABOUT WORLCHEFS CONGRESS & EXPO
The Worldchefs Congress & Expo is a
bi-annual must-attend global chefs event, which brings together more than 105
member countries to learn about the latest in worldwide culinary innovations, to
raise global culinary standards through idea-sharing, and of course to
experience unmatched camaraderie and networking. Worldchefs Congress & Expo
2018 – Asia on a Plate – is taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between July
11 – 14, 2018. www.worldchefs2018.org
The World Association of Chefs' Societies, or Worldchefs, is a global
network of chefs associations first founded in October 1928 at the Sorbonne in
Paris. At that first congress there were 65 delegates from 17 countries,
representing 36 national and international associations, and the venerable
August Escoffier was named the first Honorary President of Worldchefs.
Worldchefs is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to
maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines.
We accomplish these 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
To learn more about Worldchefs visit www.worldchefs.org
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The 38th biennial Worldchefs Congress arrives in Malaysia
Headliners include Andre Chiang and the
‘Demon chef” Alvin Leung, as well as key speakers from around the world
15 Feb 2018 – The 38th biennial Worldchefs Congress celebrates the
association’s 90 year anniversary with an extra bang this 2018, with a stellar
line-up of iconic speakers, intense culinary action with the Global Chefs
Challenges and a spectacular Expo with exhibitors. With iconic
chefs such as Andre Chiang (chef founder of Restaurant
ANDRE) and Alvin Leung (Executive Chef and co-founder of Bo
Innovation) set to share their expertise and dish out tips, it’s an event that
should not be missed.
For the first time, the Congress is hosted
by the Professional Culinary Association (PCA) and also the premier time it is
held in Malaysia.
Says Thomas Gugler, President of
Worldchefs, “The Congress is THE event for all chefs, when you can see
thousands of chefs from around the world gather in one place. It’s a time when
you can witness a unique mix of camaraderie, learning and progress. The
Congress committee has worked very hard to put together a fascinating
programme, and this would not have been possible without our sponsors.
Andy Cuthbert, Chairperson of the Congress
Committee shared, “We have been refining the programme of every Congress
edition to make it even more relevant to the chefs of today. We are very
glad to have a diverse mix of speakers and activities, who will inspire the
chef of today, whether you have been in the industry for 30 years, or just two
Headlining the line-up of speakers are the
two iconic chefs – Andre Chiang (chef-founder of Restaurant ANDRE) and
Alvin Leung (Executive Chef/Co-Founder of Bo Innovation, Hong Kong).
For inspiration on how you can push your boundaries as a chef, sit in for Chef
Andre Chiang’s presentation:
« Octaphilosophy :
The Eight Elements of Restaurant Andre Uncover the Most Creative Ideas Behind
the Most Creative Chef », where he will share the thinking and concept
behind his celebrated culinary philosophy.
Chef Alvin Leung, the celebrity chef also
nicknamed as the “demon chef”, will shed light on how a chef can be successful
in running a restaurant. His restaurant, Bo Innovation, has scored Michelin
stars and multiple awards, carving a unique niche for himself.
Other speakers and topics include:
Dilhan C Fernando (CEO & Son of
Tea Inspired Gastronomy by Dilmah
“Rock ‘n’ Veal”
Eric Jose Olmedo Panal & Anisha Chai
Asia on the Platter: The Making of a
(High End Gastronomy Expert & Spicehunter of Koppert Cress
Quintessence of Creativity
Koppert Cress B.V.)
Halal for Food Service
Business Capability Development Manager
Richmond Lim Beng Poh
Culinology – Embrace the Future
Kwan Lui (Founder of At-Sunrice Global
Train the Trainer with Digital Learning
Kwan Lui (Founder of At-Sunrice Global
Rick Chee (Founder & CEO, Food
Connecting the World of Waste to the
Berjaya University College, Director of
Oil : A Culinary Advantage
Malaysian Palm Oil Council
Executive Chef, Immediate past President
Culinary Leadership, United States
Essence of Greatness
For full bios and topics, visit www.worldchefs.org
Global Chefs Challenges
The finals of the world’s most awaited global culinary challenge will take
place at the Congress. Over the past year, chefs from 70 countries have pitched
their skills against one another to land their spot in the finals. At this “Super
Bowl for Chefs” event, chefs will represent their continents and showcase their
best culinary skills.
For a profile of the competitors, visit the following links:
For Global Chefs Challenge
Global Young Chefs Challenge
Global Pastry Chefs Challenge
Bill Gallagher Young Chefs Forum presented
by Nestlé Professional
The Bill Gallagher Young Chefs
Forum is an exciting program created for young chefs under 25 years of age.
Designed both to encompass a learning experience and the opportunity to create
friendship with fellow young chefs round the world, the programme has been
presented by Nestlé
Professional for three years
running. There will be up close and personal sessions with special speakers as
well as a special programme created for the young ones.
is a thriving global network of more than 100 chefs associations, representing
professional chefs at all levels and across all areas of expertise worldwide.
Founded in1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris with the venerable August Escoffier as
Honorary President, Worldchefs is a global authority on food. Worldchefs
establishes impact through leadership and action in three core areas: education –
includes our landmark Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program,
ongoing professional development & training, and the world’s first global
culinary certification; events & competition – Worldchefs
provides a gateway to global events and hosts the landmark biennial Worldchefs
Congress & Expo, home to the Global Chefs Challenge where the world’s best
chefs meet to compete; and Feed the Planet – delivers
humanitarian and sustainability initiatives which create better lives, better
food and better futures across the planet.
About Worldchefs Congress
This bi-annual event is owned by
WORLDCHEFS, the global authority of chefs, and co-hosted by the the
Professional Culinary Association (PCA), the Worldchefs member in
Malaysia. Having started 90 years ago as an event where
members of the association gather for the board meetings, the WORLDCHEFS
Congress has gone through a revolutionary change since its 2012 edition in
Since 2012, the programme has grown to include more dynamic segments,
such as the inclusion of star chef speakers who share their insights and
experiences with fellow chefs.
For media enquiries, kindly contact:
WORLDCHEFS Asia Office
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +65 9836 7653
Worldchefs has decided today to showcase a very
special message to its community.
Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 is around the
corner and we all know this by now! Some
people have already bought their tickets, some people are going to buy their
tickets and some people wish so hard to come at Congress & Expo 2018, but
can't due to many reasons.
that special reasons, Worldchefs has decided to move forward and help Adrian
Vigus-Brown to raise enough money for him to come at the Worldchefs Congress
& Expo 2018 in Malaysia!
Young Chefs are truly the ones to make the world a nicer place to discover new
tastes, new dishes and new ways to cook the right product at the right time!
They are the ones who are feeding the planet and who are going to feed our
Worldchefs is therefore very proud to introduce you
the One & Only Adrian Vigus-Brown
Adrian has a personal message to all of us
financial circumstances as well as situations beyond my control as the Young
Chefs Ambassador for Africa and Middle East I am not able to personally or
through affiliation finance myself to the upcoming Bill Gallagher Young Chefs
Forum at the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018.
This event brings together more than 100 member
countries, industry leaders, culinary enthusiasts and gastronomy fans to learn
and enjoy about culinary trends and innovations.
The forum is an exciting program design for young
chefs. It encompass both a learning experience and the opportunity to create
friendship with fellow colleagues from around the world at varying and vast
The Forum is a great place to start or contribute to
an already successful career. It contributes to young chefs’ success and it
will open up great culinary world for ambitious youngsters who seek to thrive
in the culinary community. As well as provide a global mentorship and skills
sharing programme, it is my duty to not only nurture this, but to stimulate and
contribute to the growth of the chef industry and more importantly to inspire
young chefs to develop to their full potential.
This forum is paramount to the global development of
young chefs as well as it has the opportunity to bring global trends, ideas and
friendships back to South Africa from the congress through the connection of
the South African Young Chefs Club (past chairman) my attendance is vital and
However, this year I am unable to finance myself. Help
me get there by selecting the 'donate' button next to the barometer.“
the barometer is not at top yet, Worldchefs is sure with your help it can be
team and members of the association have already helped, so should you?!
Chef Charles CARROLL has something to say to you all on this podcast*
Get ready for Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018
Join us in celebrating 90 years of being at the
cutting edge of culinary experience
Join us at
Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and get set for a
gastronomic journey that will inspire your plates, your minds and your culinary
souls. This is a three-day event featuring industry leaders in food and
beverage as well as complete solutions for industrial kitchens. It is the
premier showcase for culinary innovation!
delighted to welcome the World Association of Chefs to the vibrant city of
Kuala Lumpur. World Association of Chefs, the world-renowned trade association
for culinary professionals worldwide, will be hosting their eagerly anticipated
biennial event, the Worldchefs Congress & Expo, a truly global gathering of
the most in culinary body worldwide.
Join us as
visitors to gain invaluable insights into leading industry solutions. Join us
as exhibitors to gain unlimited opportunities to develop connections with
leading suppliers and elite professionals. Join us to make valuable
professional connections, while gaining up-to-the-minute knowledge of your
NOVEMBER 2017: Worldchefs is pleased to announce a new partnership with ScanBox – a renowned Scandinavian manufacturer of thermo-products for transport of both hot and cold food. ScanBox joins Worldchefs as Equipment Partner for the Global Chefs Challenge that will take place at the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
ScanBox is specialised in producing thermo-products for holding and transporting hot and cold food. With over 25 years of experience in supplying solutions for hotels, restaurants and institutions globally, they pride themselves as a smaller and more independent manufacturer with the flexibility to customise products. With products designed to be flexible, lightweight and built with a modular concept, it allows them to have a big product line on the market within a niche focus area.
“The Global Chef Challenge is an international competition that has set very high standards in the world of culinary competitions. At the competition, we always ensure our competitors are equipped with the best, which is why equipment partners such as ScanBox are such an integral part of this programme, so as to ensure the final culinary creation is served at its best,” says Thomas Gugler, Worldchefs President.
“At ScanBox we are delighted to be supporting Worldchefs for the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 in KL Malaysia. ScanBox is a smaller privately owned Scandinavian manufacturer, who specialize in hot and cold banqueting carts, therefore it’s an honour to be working with experienced Chefs within the Worldchefs organization,” says Ole Lyngdahl Olsen, VP Sales at ScanBox.
As Equipment Partner, ScanBox will be present at the biennial hallmark Worldchefs Congress & Expo event – Asia on a Plate. Register today for this must-attend global chefs event: find out more. Peppadew will supply functional and design-oriented ingredients to the Worldchefs Global Chefs Challenge – where the world’s best chefs meet to compete, along with other Worldchefs events and competitions.
Social Media: Facebook @wacsworldchefs | Instagram @worldchefs | Twitter @WACSworldchefs
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Worldchefs is a thriving global network of more than 100 chefs associations, representing professional chefs at all levels and across all areas of expertise worldwide. Founded in1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris with the venerable August Escoffier as Honorary President, Worldchefs is a global authority on food. Worldchefs establishes impact through through leadership and action in three core areas: education – includes our landmark Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program, ongoing professional development & training, and the world’s first global culinary certification; events & competition – Worldchefs provides a gateway to global events and hosts the landmark biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo, home to the Global Chefs Challenge where the world’s best chefs meet to compete; and Feed the Planet – delivers humanitarian and sustainability initiatives which create better lives, better food and better futures across the planet.
PR & Marketing Manager, Worldchefs
mobile + 33 (0) 6 37 66 50 99
ScanBox is specialised in producing thermo-products for holding and transporting hot and cold food.. With over 25 years of experience in supplying solutions for hotels, restaurants and institutions globally, they pride themselves as a smaller and more independent manufacturer with the flexibility to customise products. With products designed to be flexible, lightweight and built with a modular concept, it allows them to have a big product line on the market within a niche focus area.
Ole Lyngdahl Olsen
VP Sales at ScanBox
mobile +46 (0) 7 34 27 44 23