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We're seeing Michelin stars

“I did dream of one day getting a Michelin star, but I never thought I would become a chef restaurateur with so many restaurants.”

Meet Chris Galvin, Chef Patron and restaurateur. He and his brother, Jeff Galvin, are credited with the revival of French bistro cuisine in the UK.

Award-winning, they’ve been honored with many prestigious awards, including the ‘Catey’ for Independent Restaurateurs of the Year 2010, AA Chefs’ of the Year 2011, Top 100 Most Powerful People in Hospitality in 2012 by Caterer & Hotelkeeper, and not least, a Michelin–star.

Galvin Restaurants is soaring. So how can we learn from their success? Join us at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020 and hear firsthand how the next generation can best prepare for a bright future in the industry.

5,000 chefs. 4 day forum. 1 inspired community.

 

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Date Change for Congress 2020: An Important Message from Worldchefs

Paris, France · 31 October 2019 · Date Change for Congress 2020: An Important Message from Worldchefs

Worldchefs has announced that the dates for the 2020 Worldchefs Congress & Expo have changed, moving back by one day to ensure that Congress organizers can deliver the best event experience and the highest level of participation for the July 2020 event.

Worldchefs looks forward to greeting you for the new Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020 dates: Wednesday, July 29th – Saturday, August 1st.

Since 1928, Worldchefs Congress & Expo has united a global community of chefs and cross-industry innovators to explore the past, present, and future of the culinary trade. The unique program delivers presentations and workshops from leading experts in the industry, impactful educational programs including the Worldchefs Educators’ Forum, specialized events designed to uplift the next generation of chefs, the Global Chefs Challenge culinary competition, an international trade exhibition, and diverse activities to enhance both your personal and professional network.

Expand your professional bonds with the most influential culinary body worldwide. Join us for Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020 in St. Petersburg, Russia, 29 July through 1 August 2020.

For all event details and information regarding the program, travel arrangements, or sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.worldchefscongress.org

See you in St. Petersburg,

Worldchefs Congress Organizing Committee

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, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

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

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

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

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See you in St. Petersburg!

5,000 chefs. 4 day forum. 1 inspired community.

Expand your professional bonds with the most influential culinary body worldwide.
Join us for Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020 in St. Petersburg, Russia, 
29 July – 1 August, 2020.
 

At Worldchefs Congress & Expo, you’ll learn from cross-industry leaders about emerging trends set to shape the world of hospitality. Meet experts from around the globe, including:

See you in St. Petersburg.

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Global Chefs Challenge Results: Who will compete at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020

Paris, France · 2 September 2019 · Global Chefs Challenge Results: Who will compete at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020

The Global Chefs Challenge semi-finals concluded last month with Africa & Middle East delivering the resulting qualifying teams. With regional selection in Europe, the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa & Middle East now complete, the best talent in culinary competition are set to compete at the final, joining top performers from the 2018 Culinary World Cup and wild card competitors from final’s host country, Russia.

The Global Chefs Challenge final will be held during Worldchefs Congress & Expo in St. Petersburg Russia, July 28-31, 2020. With the backdrop of this prestigious biennial event, the anticipated Global Chefs Challenge final sees the best chefs from around the planet go head to head. After many months of competition and preparation, the world’s most promising chefs will experience four days of intense competition and give their very best as they fight to win the prized trophy and title of Worlds Best Chef. 

To learn more about the Global Chefs Challenge and the Road to St. Petersburg, visit www.globalchefschallenge.org. A complete list of qualifying countries can also be found below.

Catch all of the action live at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020. For tickets to the Global Chefs Challenge final and complete access to Congress & Expo events, register now at www.worldchefscongress.org


Global Chefs Challenge Qualifying Countries

Global Chefs Challenge category:

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Wales

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge category:

  • China
  • Fiji
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States

Global Young Chefs Challenge – Hans Bueschkens Trophy category:

  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United States



ABOUT WORLDCHEFS 

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

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

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

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

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

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

 

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Results from the Global Chefs Challenge Africa & Middle East Regional Semi-Final

Paris, France · 23 August 2019: Results from the Global Chefs Challenge Africa & Middle East Regional Semi-Finals

The Africa & Middle East Regional Semi-Finals for the Global Chefs Challenge were held in Pretoria, South Africa, 31 July – 1 August. Organized by South African Chefs Association (SACA) and Worldchefs, the competition was held in conjunction with INFOCHEF 2019 in Times Square.

Selected through champion performance at national competitions, participating teams representing Egypt, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and South Africa competed to show their mastery in the culinary arts through three competition categories: Global Chefs Challenge, Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, and Global Young Chefs Challenge – Hans Bueschkens Trophy. 

Winning teams head to the Finals at Worldchefs Congress & Expo in St. Petersburg, Russia! Catch all of the action live at Worldchefs Congress 2020, July 28 – 31. For tickets to the Global Chefs Challenge final and complete access to Congress & Expo events, register now at www.worldchefscongress.org

The teams were made up of chefs from various hotels and restaurants from each country representing their national chefs association. Competitors are listed below:

Qatar

  • Global Chefs: Chef Kommalage Asanka Sanjeewa 
  • Pastry Chefs: Chef Alkesh Bhandari
  • Young Chefs: Chef Oussama ben Hassen

United Arab Emirates

  • Global Chefs: Chef Mario Coelho
  • Young Chefs: Chef Leon Rozario

Egypt

  • Pastry Chefs: Chef Sedhom Hamed
  • Young Chefs: Chef Kareem Atef

South Africa

  • Global Chefs: Chef Dion Vengatass
  • Pastry Chefs: Chef Arno Ralph
  • Young Chefs: Chef Armin Maritz

All teams did an outstanding job and made judging extremely hard and the end result being very close with the winner and second place being .4 of a point between them. This competition was held at the highest level. Winners will now go through to the final to compete against the best in the world at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020 in St Petersburg, Russia. 

GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST SEMI-FINAL

SEMI-FINAL RESULTS BY CATEGORY:

Global Chefs Challenge

  • Winner: South Africa, Chef Dion Vengatass 
  • 1st runner up: United Arab Emirates, Chefs Mario Coelho and Tharindu Lakshan
  • 2nd runner up: Qatar, Chefs Kommalage Asanka Sanjeewa and El Mehdi Merdi

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge

  • Winner: South Africa, Chef Arno Ralph
  • 1st runner up: Egypt, Chef Sedhom Hamed
  • 2nd runner up: Qatar, Chef Alkesh Bhandari

Global Young Chefs Challenge – Hans Bueschkens Trophy

  • Winner: South Africa, Chef Armin Maritz
  • 1st runner up: Egypt, Chef Kareem Atef
  • 2nd runner up: United Arab Emirates, Chef Leon Rozario

Team South Africa along with the wildcard competitor from the UAE in pastry will now represent the region at the Final in July 2020 in St Petersburg.

The judges of the competition came from each country and South Africa, led by head judge and seasoned competitor Garth Schnier, Hossam Soliman – President of Egypt Chefs Association, Andy Cuthbert – Continental Director based in UAE, Sanet Prinsloo – former association president from Namibia, and Nadine Demmier and Stuart McClarty of South Africa. We thank the judges for their excellent work.

Continental Director Andy Cuthbert remarked, “the organization and location of the competition was excellent and SACA did an outstanding job in organizing the event flawlessly. President James Khoza and competition organizer Elsu Gericke are to be congratulated for an outstanding competition.”

Grateful thanks also goes several culinary schools including Capsicum, Chef MLK School of Cooking, Prue Leith, and HTA for their exemplary student volunteers and logistical support.

The competition would not have been possible without the support of all the sponsors whom we thank for their commitment to the industry and the Worldchefs community at large: Mac Brothers for kitchens, Sigma for jackets, Dilmah Tea, Nestlé Professional, Les vergers Boiron, VanDrie Group, Avanti, Turn and Slice, Sun International, La Marina, Sir Fruit, and Roll Kem.

Cuthbert added, “We congratulate all competitors and look forward to seeing team South Africa and the UAE bring home the trophies in July 2020.”

To view photos of the event, visit our photo album here. Photos by the Visual Feast Group.

To learn more about the Global Chefs Challenge and the Road to St. Petersburg, visit www.globalchefschallenge.org

For tickets to the Final, register for Congress 2020 at 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, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

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

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

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

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Results from the Global Chefs Challenge Pacific Regional Semi-Final

Paris, France · 28 June 2019: Results from the Global Chefs Challenge Pacific Regional Semi-Final

The Pacific Regional Semi-Final for the Global Chefs Challenge was held in Melbourne, Australia, 23rd June 2019. Selected through champion performance at national competitions, participating teams representing Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the Cook Islands competed to show their mastery in culinary arts through three competition categories: Global Chefs Challenge, Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, and Global Young Chefs Challenge – Hans Bueschkens Trophy.
 
Organized by Worldchefs and the Australian Culinary Federation, the competition was held alongside the Foodservice Australia Trade Show 2019. To view photos of the event, visit our photo album here
Winning teams head to the Finals at Worldchefs Congress & Expo in St. Petersburg, Russia! Catch all of the action live at Worldchefs Congress 2020, July 28 – 31. For tickets to the Global Chefs Challenge final and complete access to Congress & Expo events, register now at www.worldchefscongress.org
GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE PACIFIC SEMI-FINAL RESULTS BY CATEGORY:
Global Chefs Challenge
  • Winner: Fiji, Navneet Reddy Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, Gold Medal
  • Runner Up: Australia, Mathew Lee From Brisbane CEC, Silver Medal 
  • 3rd Place: New Zealand, Eric Lim from Chillingworth Rd New Zealand, Silver Medal
  • 4th Place: Cook Islands, Ngattopuna Williams Le Bon Vivant Cook Islands, Bronze Medal
Global Pastry Chefs Challenge
  • Winner: Fiji, Muni Vikash Chetty from Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, Bronze Medal
  • Runner Up: New Zealand, Ganesh Khedekar from NZMA New Zealand, Bronze Medal
Global Young Chefs Challenge – Hans Bueschkens Trophy
  • Winner: New Zealand, Cole McDonald from Prohibition Smokehouse & Vault 21 New Zealand, Silver Medal
  • Runner Up: Fiji, Ravinesh Prasad from Marriot Momi Bay Resort Fiji, Silver Medal
  • 3rd Place: Australia, Rebecca Merhi from The Star Sydney, Silver Medal
  • 4th Place: Cook Islands, William Pokino from Seafood Man Cook Islands, Bronze Medal
Country teams who qualified for the Global Chefs Challenge Final through top placement at the 2018 Culinary World Cup and Regional Global Chefs Challenge Semi-Finals are listed below:
Global Chefs Challenge
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Russia
  • Wales
Pacific Semi-Final qualifying teams: Fiji.
Global Pastry Chefs Challenge
  • China
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Russia
Pacific Semi-Final qualifying teams: Fiji.
Global Young Chefs Challenge – Hans Bueschkens Trophy
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Russia
  • United States
Pacific Semi-Final qualifying teams: New Zealand.
Congratulations to all competitors who participated. Thank you, Chefs, for your dedication and drive that keep culinary competitions vibrant.
The Australian Culinary Federation and Worldchefs thank the Food Service Australia Trade Show organizers for hosting a fantastic competition. Also special thanks for the exceptional organization from the Federation for this event and the great support from Ms. Deb Foreman.
Continued gratitude to our competition sponsors: Nestlé Professional, Les vergers Boiron, Dilmah Tea, and the VanDrie Group for their continued support and rich contributions to the Global Chefs Challenge and Worldchefs community. 
The next Semi-Final for the Global Chefs Challenge will be the Africa & Middle East regional selection, held in Pretoria, South Africa, 29 July – 1 August, 2019. To learn more about the Global Chefs Challenge and the Road to St. Petersburg, visit www.globalchefschallenge.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, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 
Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;
Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and runs the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;
Humanitarian & Sustainability – our Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.
For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

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Results from the Global Chefs Challenge Asia Regional Semi-Final

Paris, France· 3 June 2019: Results from the Global Chefs Challenge Asia Regional Semi-Final

The Asia Regional Semi-Final for the Global Chefs Challenge was held in Bangkok, Thailand, 28th  May – 1st June 2019. Selected through champion performance at national competitions across the continent, participating teams competed to show their mastery in culinary arts through three competition categories: Global Chefs Challenge, Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, and Global Young Chefs Challenge – Hans Bueschkens Trophy.
 
Organized by Worldchefs and the Thailand Chefs Association, the competition was held alongside the 8th edition of the Thailand Ultimate Chef Challenge (TUCC) at THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2019. To view photos of the event, visit our photo album here
Winning teams head to the Finals at Worldchefs Congress & Expo in St. Petersburg, Russia! Catch all of the action live at Worldchefs Congress 2020, July 28 – 31. For tickets to the Global Chefs Challenge final and complete access to Congress & Expo events, register now at www.worldchefscongress.org
GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE ASIA SEMI-FINAL RESULTS BY CATEGORY:
*For scores and results for every competitor, view the attached PDF.
Global Chefs Challenge
  • Winner: Taiwan, Chef Chia Ho Li
  • 1st Runner Up: Philippines, Chef Gerhard Oscar A. Gendrano
  • 2nd Runner Up: Thailand, Chef Teerapat Teeyasoontranon
Global Pastry Chefs Challenge
  • Winner: China, Chef Fang Qianqian
  • 1st Runner Up: Hong Kong, Chef Tsang King Man Simon
  • 2nd Runner Up: Malaysia, Chef Chong Wei Tzeh
Global Young Chefs Challenge – Hans Bueschkens Trophy
  • Winner: China, Chef Wei Xiaoyue
  • 1st Runner Up: Philippines, Chef Greizel Faye O. Andot
  • 2nd Runner Up: Indonesia, Chef Adita Kusuma
Country teams who qualified for the Global Chefs Challenge Final through top placement at the 2018 Culinary World Cup and Regional Global Chefs Challenge Semi-Finals are listed below:
Global Chefs Challenge
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Russia
  • Wales
Asia Semi-Final qualifying teams: Taiwan.
Global Pastry Chefs Challenge
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Russia
Asia Semi-Final qualifying teams: China.
Global Young Chefs Challenge – Hans Bueschkens Trophy
  • Czech Republic
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Russia
  • United States
Asia Semi-Final qualifying teams: China.
Congratulations to all competitors who participated. Thank you, Chefs, for your dedication and drive that keep culinary competitions vibrant.
The Thailand Chefs Association and Worldchefs thank the THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2019 for supporting and hosting the a fantastic week of culinary competition. Also special thanks for the exceptional organization and great support from Koelnmesse for this event through Ms Lynn How. 
Continued gratitude to our competition sponsors: Nestlé Professional, Les vergers Boiron, Dilmah Tea, and the VanDrie Group for their continued support and rich contributions to the Global Chefs Challenge and Worldchefs community. 
The next Semi-Final for the Global Chefs Challenge will be the Pacific regional selection, held in Melbourne, Australia, the 23rd of June, 2019. To learn more about the Global Chefs Challenge and the Road to St. Petersburg, visit www.globalchefschallenge.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, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 
Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;
Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and runs the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;
Humanitarian & Sustainability – our Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.
For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

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Results from the Global Chefs Challenge Americas Regional Semi-Final

Paris, France· 3 June 2019: Results from the Global Chefs Challenge Americas Regional Semi-Finals

The Americas Regional Semi-Finals for the Global Chefs Challenge were held in Toronto, Canada, 25 May 2019. Selected through champion performance at national competitions, participating teams representing Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Chile competed to show their mastery in culinary arts through three competition categories: Global Chefs Challenge, Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, and Global Young Chefs Challenge – Hans Bueschkens Trophy.
 
Organized by Worldchefs and the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCF), the competition was held at Humber College in Toronto. To read an event write-up from Humber Today, visit this link. To view photos of the event, visit our photo album here
Winning teams head to the Finals at Worldchefs Congress & Expo in St. Petersburg, Russia! Catch all of the action live at Worldchefs Congress 2020, July 28 – 31. For tickets to the Global Chefs Challenge final and complete access to Congress & Expo events, register now at www.worldchefscongress.org

GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE AMERICAS SEMI-FINAL RESULTS BY CATEGORY AND REGION:
Global Chefs Challenge
  • Gold: Canada, Chef Derick Flores
  • Silver: United States, Chef Todd Leonard
  • Bronze: Chile, Chef Homero Burgos
Global Pastry Chefs Challenge
  • Gold: United States, Chef William M. Racin
Global Young Chefs Challenge – Hans Bueschkens Trophy
  • Gold: United States, Chef Utahna Selena Warren
  • Silver: Mexico, Chef Juan Jose Piimentel Vazquey
Country teams who qualified for the Global Chefs Challenge Final through top placement at the 2018 Culinary World Cup and Regional Global Chefs Challenge Semi-Finals are listed below:
Global Chefs Challenge
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Russia
  • Wales
Americas Semi-Final qualifying teams: Canada
Global Pastry Chefs Challenge
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Russia
Americas Semi-Final qualifying teams: United States.
Global Young Chefs Challenge – Hans Bueschkens Trophy
  • Czech Republic
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Russia
Americas Semi-Final qualifying teams: United States.
Congratulations to all competitors who participated. Thank you, Chefs, for your dedication and drive that keep culinary competitions vibrant.
The Canadian Culinary Federation and Worldchefs thank Humber College and their fantastic team of professionals and volunteers for supporting and hosting the weekend of culinary competition. Special thanks to our competition sponsors: Nestlé Professional, Les vergers Boiron, Dilmah Tea, and the VanDrie Group for their continued support and rich contributions to the Global Chefs Challenge and Worldchefs community. 
The next Semi-Final for the Global Chefs Challenge will be the Pacific regional selection, held in Melbourne, Australia, the 23rd of June, 2019. To learn more about the Global Chefs Challenge and the Road to St. Petersburg, visit www.globalchefschallenge.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, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 
Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;
Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and runs the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;
Humanitarian & Sustainability – our Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.
For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

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