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Worldchefs Board Welcomes Peter Wright as Pacific Rim Continental Director

Worldchefs Board Welcomes Peter Wright as Pacific Rim Continental Director

  •  Peter Wright has been appointed to Worldchefs Board of Directors as the Pacific Rim Continental Director. Peter will take over the role from Neil Abrahams.

  • Honorary Life Member and former President of the Australian Culinary Federation, Peter will represent and support the Pacific Rim members of Worldchefs in Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea – Affiliate, Tonga – Affiliate & Vanuatu.
  • A Worldchefs Certified Master Chef, two-time Culinary Olympic gold medalist, and qualified Sports  Nutritionist, Wright is recognized as one of Australia’s leading foodservice experts and a global event specialist.


Paris, 7 of September 2021  Worldchefs has announced the appointment of Peter Wright as the Pacific Rim Continental Director. Peter is taking over the role from Neil Abrahams following his recent resignation due to personal reasons. Worldchefs Board of Directors want to thank Neil for his great contribution and dedication during his mandate. Peter will assume duties with immediate effect.

Honorary Life Member and former President of the Australian Culinary Federation (ACF), Peter will represent and support the Pacific Rim members of Worldchefs in Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea-Affiliate, Tonga – Affiliate & Vanuatu on Worldchefs’ international Board of Directors.

“I am very excited and honored to accept this position on the Worldchefs Board,” says Peter. “I’ll work diligently to uplift the progress in our region, creating a manageable agenda with the countries of the Pacific Rim that allows all chefs and cooks to access the assets of Worldchefs, including education, culinary innovation, sustainability improvements, and the opportunity to access a global network of likeminded people, food, and cultural diversity.”

My mantra is “teamwork makes the dream work” and with that I call all chefs and cooks in our region to come together and support each other.  Once again, I thank everyone for finding confidence in me to assign me such a dignified position. – Peter Wright

 

With a career spanning over 40 years, Peter is recognized as one of Australia’s leading foodservice experts and as a global event specialist. He held the position of President of the ACF for nine consecutive years. Peter also represented Australia twice at the Culinary Olympics, bringing home gold medals on both occasions. He has completed an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality at NMIT, is a qualified Sports Nutritionist and holds the title as a Worldchefs Certified Master Chef.

Peter brings to the Board a commitment to excellence, a focus on building creative catering solutions that are nutritionally, environmentally, and socially responsible, and a vision to provide our diverse and global community with safe and inclusive workplaces that promote staff development and well-being.


“We look forward to Peter’s contributions to the Board, with his expertise and proven passion for the development of the industry community. Together we will continue to support unity and provide resources to our members and colleagues in the Pacific Rim,” says Worldchefs President Thomas A. Gugler. “We also thank Neil Abrahams for his tenure as Continental Director and for inspiring many Young Chefs and colleagues both regionally and around the globe.

 

MEET PETER WRIGHT: WORLDCHEFS PACIFIC RIM CONTINENTAL DIRECTOR 


From humble beginnings, Peter’s career commenced in the 1980s as he trained to become a chef, graduating at Melbourne’s eminent culinary school William Angliss. During the 90s and the 00s Peter honed his skills through major events and stadiums throughout Australia and internationally, including the Sydney Olympics which was the launching pad for the next 20 years.


Peter Wright is best known for his capacity to organize, plan, and deliver the most complicated food and beverage programs in the world. Peter is the Managing Director of Global Hospitality Group recognized locally as one of Australia’s leading food service experts and internationally as a global event specialist. 


Peter has been involved in many major food service projects and events and has an unprecedented track record for providing the necessary business outcomes. He has led the development of Global Hospitality Group over the past 5 years, seeing substantial growth with offices in Melbourne, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, and London. Peter’s company portfolio also includes boutique Melbourne Caterer Calibre Feasts, CaterNut. a menu nutrition and allergen service, and his recent acquisition of Borthwick Foods, Melbourne’s “Menu Solution” food distribution service.


Peter has been awarded Director of Australian Food Services “Chef of the Year” in 2021 and Les Toques Blanches Awards of Excellence, positions that supports his passion of culinary development of Australian Chefs. He is also an Honorary Life Member of the Australian Culinary Federation and a member of Les Toques Blanche.

 

Affiliations

  1. Australia Chamber of Commerce

  2. Australian Culinary Federation

  3. Victorian Leaders 

  4. Les Toques Blanches Victorian Branch

  5. Sports Nutrition Australia


Titles and Qualifications

  1. Worldchefs Certified Master Chef 

  2. Worldchefs Certified Chef De Cuisine

  3. Australia Chamber of Commerce, Business Award 2017

  4. Australian Culinary Federation Honorary National President 

  5. Australian Culinary Federation Life Member

  6. The Emirates Culinary Guild Honorary Member

  7. Advanced Diploma in Hospitality

  8. Diploma in Business

  9. Sports Nutrition Certification 

  10. Victorian Leaders Graduate 

  11. Culinary Olympic Australian National Team 2004

  12. Culinary Olympic Victorian Team 1992

 

ABOUT WORLDCHEFS


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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



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

 

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

 

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


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

 

ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mark Your Calendars for International Chefs Day 2021!

Mark Your Calendars: International Chefs Day is October 20th!

Each year on October 20th, we celebrate International Chefs Day.  Since its creation, by the Late Chef Dr. Bill Gallagher in 2004, Worldchefs has committed to using International Chefs Day to celebrate our noble profession, always remembering that it is our duty to pass on our knowledge and culinary skills to the next generation of chefs with a sense of pride and commitment to the future.

Over the past years, Worldchefs has partnered with Nestlé Professional to teach children around the globe about the importance of healthy eating by hosting fun-filled workshops worldwide.

In 2020, many Chefs around the globe did not have the opportunity to have events due to COVID-19 and created short videos to share with children on social media, which became a big hit. The videos allowed us to reach approx.112,000 children. Unfortunately, uncertainty is still around many of us, but we will continue to reach as many children as possible either in-person at a workshop or through online learning and social media. To help, Nestlé Professional has made fantastic adaptions to the toolkit to make online learning easy and accessible.

As Chefs, we are all paying closer attention towards keeping ourselves and others healthy. Having a strong immune system and eating “stress-busting” foods will help us through these challenging times.

We can also help our children, the Worldchefs way by working together in Preparing Children for a Healthy Life. International Chefs Day will once again promote the theme: Healthy Food for the Future.

In 2021, International Chefs Day will also emphasize sustainability and the environment to ensure a healthy planet for future generations. It is vital for us to teach children about the impact that production and consumption of food has on the environment.

We will use this opportunity to teach children about healthy eating by letting them be creative with food. With the Chef’s input, education and help, children will be able to create recipes out of healthy foods and support Healthy Food for the Future.

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?

All Chefs from around the globe are invited to host their very own Healthy Food for the Future workshop in their region. It can be a workshop for your own children, or a workshop for 300 children, every child can benefit from this experience, and it is important to share this opportunity and message for them to learn and enjoy eating something new!

A toolkit with everything you need to run an event, from instructions to materials to recipes to social media tips, has been prepared for you. Thanks to the Chefs who contributed to the 2021 campaign by submitting recipes! The complete toolkit can be downloaded below. International Chefs Day Committee members and Nestlé Professional regional managers in selected areas are standing by to help you find a venue, connect with schools and more. Just ask, we are always here for you.
Get started by downloading the toolkit

To host a  Healthy Food for the Future workshop on or around October 20, 2021, please contact Vanessa Marquis, Chairman, International Chefs Day Committee at internationalchefsday@worldchefs.org.

Download your toolkit today and join Chefs from around the world by sharing and making a big impact with the children in your community.

Vanessa Marquis, CEC
Chairman, International Chefs Day Committee
“Worldchefs, Preparing Children for a Healthy Life”
internationalchefsday@worldchefs.org

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The Australian Culinary Federation Announces a New Partnership Between Australian Culinary Federation Young Chefs & Simplot Australia Pty Ltd.

Media Release – For Immediate Release Tuesday 27th July 2021

As the new principal partner of the ACF Young Chefs for 2021/22 Simplot Australia will be providing 200 young Australian chefs, apprentices or culinary students under the age of 25 years old with 12 month membership of the ACF Young Chefs & the ACF. ACF young chefs are established in all ACF regions & are mentored by leading chefs in their state or territory

Simplot is also working with the ACF to help raise young chefs’ profile in Australia and promote the advantages of belonging to an industry-based association.

Simplot is one of the country’s largest suppliers in the foodservice industry and they have a strong connection with the culinary industry. Their quality products and well-known brands can be found in pubs, clubs, restaurants, cafes, hospitals, aged care facilities, and quick-service restaurants.
David White, Simplot Australia’s Executive Chef, said, “We are delighted to be supporting the next generation of young Australian chefs through this partnership and are proud to be working with this great association who have a passion and dedication for the future of the culinary industry”.
Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. Just like careful planting, tending and harvesting lead to the best products, similarly, Simplot is dedicated to supporting and cultivating the future leaders of our industry.
The ACF young chefs is developed in line with Worldchefs young chefs and guided by the four pillars – Friendship, Education, Cuisine and Culture. It aims to give the next generation of up-and-coming chefs an educational and mentoring forum. In addition, it promotes friendship, culinary excellence, and the importance of cultural understanding and humanitarianism in Australia and around the world. ACF young Chefs have the opportunity to take part in initiatives such as the Young Chef Culinary Culture Exchange Program and Bill Gallagher Young Chefs Forum.

President Karen Doyle says, “This is a fantastic opportunity for young chefs, being a member of ACF Young Chefs will demonstrate passion, dedication and ensuring the future of our industry, leading to worldwide networking opportunities, competitions, mentoring, educational and social events”.

– ENDS –

Released 27th July 2021 
Media Contact ACF National Office Inc – Deb Foreman
M | 0412 670 923         E | deb@austculinary.com.au W|www.austculinary.com.au

About the Australian Culinary Federation:

The ACF was formed in 1994 by a group of passionate chefs with a vision for change in the representation of Cooks, Chefs, Apprentices and Culinary Students. The formation of seven State and Territory Chapters resulted in the ACF’s establishment as a national representative body.

For almost 30 years the ACF has been the peak industry body dedicated to promoting camaraderie and culinary education of Chefs, Cooks, Apprentices and Culinary Students, raising the skill levels, personal growth, industry profile and wellbeing of the entire industry.
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About Simplot Australia:
Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business that encompasses potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia’s major retail and foodservice markets. We are the last Australian grown frozen and shelf-stable vegetable provider of any scale in Australia and we are proud to support our local farming communities.

Simplot is home to Australia’s favourite food brands, including John West, Leggo’s, Birds Eye, Edgell, I&J and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 Australians. For more information about Simplot Australia visit: www.simplot.com.au
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    Donate to Chefs with Compassion

    Donate to Chefs with Compassion

    South Africa needs your support. Help the SA Chefs Association, together with Chefs with Compassion and the help of dozens of chefs from around South Africa, to feed the hunger. Read their open letter below and please donate if you can.

    Dear Chef,

    Over the last week, you may have seen or heard on the news of the unprecedented widespread riots in parts of South Africa. The reasons are complex but are certainly grounded in the vast socio-economic challenges that are present in South Africa. The destruction is immense and affects many of the more vulnerable sectors of our country. Coupled with the ongoing COVID pandemic, these riots will have a devasting long-lasting effect on regional economies, supply chains, and subsequent hunger within South Africa.

    Last year, on the initiative of one Che, Phillipe Frydman, a feeding scheme was formed as a response to the hard lockdown. A registered charity was created with the primary mission of feeding the less fortunate within our society. Food was rescued from locked down hotels and restaurants, unsold fresh produce saved from the incinerator at the fresh produce market and donated almost expired dry goods were turned into nutritious meals. To date Chefs with Compassion has cooked approximately 1,8 million meals, largely from rescued produce that otherwise would have gone to waste.

    We are certainly not the only organisation who is tackling the problem of food waste and the vast issue of hunger in South Africa, however, two large organisations have temporarily stopped their operations due to the current unrest. Something which I understand.

    We at Chefs with Compassion have resolved to continue, our volunteers on ground (some of them operating in the unrest areas) have convinced us that that the need is greater than the intimidation factor.

    It is for this reason I am writing asking your assistance. We need funds to continue. I am aware that the pandemic is global and all of us have been affected financially, emotionally, and on a very personal level. here exists within all societies across the globe donor apathy and fatigue- we all want to move on with our lives. However, for many people here, that is just not possible. Hunger is real, food waste is real – we can change that if we try. Chefs with Compassion has proven that we can alter someone’s day by feeding them.

    Even though the organisation is run by volunteers we still have costs – from the rental of our Sharehouse ( it where all the produce comes in before it is shared out to all the wonderful chefs and cooks ), to the rental of trucks, the utilities, and more.

    I humbly ask you to help us raise funds in your country with your chefs Association. Your Dollar, Euro, and Pounds stretch far in this beautiful country. Literally, every cent counts in these troubled times. For less than a dollar, we can produce and deliver a nutritious meal.

    Sadly, our resources are currently stretched – with supply chains been halted from the coast- many communities are being forgotten – the news and support are mainly focusing on the larger cities of Durban and Johannesburg – between them lies many small towns some of them have no fuel, food, medicine or water. In addition to our committed network of kitchen hubs across the country, we leave on Monday with some 4 tons of essentials from Johannesburg. A small first step

    The South African people and particularly the culinary community fondly and thankfully remembers the various Cooks Tours against Hunger which was hosted by the Chefs Association- unfortunately, we cannot do these activities at this time. Humbly, we ask you to send what you can in terms of financial aid – every dollar, euro, pound, and yen will make a difference to fellow humans, and it will all be accounted for – the charity is run by volunteer chefs.

    Without your support, many will go to bed hungry, food waste will continue and the key philosophy– Good Clean and Fair food for all, will undoubtedly take a back seat as community poverty increases in these uncertain times.
    If you have any questions, I would be happy to provide you with more information about how you can help support our work at Chefs with Compassion. Email: arnold@foodonthemove.co.za.

    We greatly appreciate your donation, and it will be used to continue to rescue produce, cook nutritious meals and feed the vulnerable.

    Please join us! Please share with other organisations and institutions who you feel may be able to help. With your donation, we’re one step closer to achieving our goal of raising $100 thousand dollars from chefs, cooks, and producers across the globe.

    With culinary regards,

    Arnold Tanzer

    www.cwc.org.za

    Donate via EFT

    Bank Name: First National Bank Account Holder: Chefs with Compassion
    Account Type: Cheque Account Number: 62852995269 Branch Code:250655 Swift: FIRNZAJJ.

    Donate via Payfast:

    https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/chefswithcompassion


    To learn more about Chefs with Compassion and their great work, you can watch Episode 4 of Sustainability Around the World.

    You can also read more about them in the latest issue of Worldchefs Magazine.

    To find out how you can get involved at Chefs with Compassion visit their website cwc.org.za and their Facebook page Chefs with Compassion.

    For more on the South African Chefs Association, visit sachefs.co.za.


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    Global Vegan Chefs Challenge to Launch in 2024

    Global Vegan Chefs Challenge to Launch in 2024

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

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

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

    Global Chefs Challenge Finals 2018

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

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

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

    For more information, contact:

    Rick Stephen, Chairman

    Worldchefs Culinary Competition Committee

    Email:  office@worldchefs.org

    – ENDS –

    Featured photo credit: Restaurant Guru

    ABOUT WORLDCHEFS 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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      Programme Director (International Cuisine) – Hong Kong: International Culinary Institute (ICI)

      Programme Director (International Cuisine) – Hong Kong: International Culinary Institute (ICI)

      International Culinary Institute (ICI)

      ICI offers a wide range of quality professional culinary Programmes covering the cuisines of Europe, Mediterranean, Americas, Middle East and Asia as well as Bakery and Confectionary. Please visit www.ici.edu.hk for more information of this state-of-the-art Training Institute.

      International Culinary Institute

      Programme Director (International Cuisine)

      Ref: VTC-PD(ICI)-2021


      Major Duties:

      • To plan and monitor the curriculum design and development of various new and existing international culinary programmes of the International Culinary Institute;
      • To provide academic leadership in validation and accreditation of all culinary training programmes of the Institute;
      • To formulate and implement the Institute’s strategic development plan and projects;
      • To plan, review and manage the provision and utilisation of academic staff and resources;
      • To assist in developing and reviewing quality policies / procedures, and to monitor the academic quality of training programmes;
      • To drive the development of new services and culinary programmes to meet the needs of the stakeholders;
      • To establish and foster academic collaborations with industry partners, professional bodies and institutes both local and overseas; and
      • To carry out different managerial / administrative roles and ensure teaching duties are effectively assigned and deployed by the Institute.

      Requirements:

      • A recognised degree and / or professional qualifications in the relevant discipline;
      • At least 8 years relevant experience at the appropriate level of responsibility in vocational education or industry experience at management level in hospitality / catering industry;
      • Good understanding of western cuisine trade test systems;
      • Solid experience in culinary management at senior executive level;
      • Proven records of professional development in culinary management and networking with the hospitality and catering industry;
      • Good understanding of the current and future development of vocational education in western and international cuisine;
      • Exceptional leadership and managerial skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work independently;
      • Good presentation and communication skills;
      • Knowledge in programme design, development, validation and accreditation of training programmes will be an advantage; and
      • Ability to pass a trade test.

      Notes:

      • The post is in the rank of Senior Training Consultant under the VTC Grade and Rank System.
      • The appointee may be required to perform duties outside normal office hours.
      • In support of the Sexual Conviction Record Check (SCRC) Scheme launched by the Hong Kong Police Force, all prospective appointees will be requested to undergo the SCRC at the advanced stage of the employment process.

      Benefits:

      • We offer a competitive remuneration package to the right candidate.  Appointment will be made on contract and renewal is subject to staff performance and service need.
      • Housing allowance, passage and baggage allowance will be provided for eligible appointees whose current / normal places of residence is proven to be outside Hong Kong.

      Application Procedures:

      Please apply by email or post, with a resume and a cover letter, setting out your background and achievements in meeting the position requirements, quoting the position and ref. to Ms Patsy Cheung, Suite 610, 6/F Ocean Centre, 5 Canton Road, TST, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  Email: patsy.cheung@kos-intl.com.  The closing date of application is 28 July 2021.

      For confidential enquiries, please contact Ms Patsy Cheung at +852 3180 4917.

      Applicants not invited for interview within 10 weeks from the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. The Council reserves the right not to fill the post(s).  Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.  Information on unsuccessful candidates will normally be destroyed 12 months after the completion of the recruitment exercise.

      • Advertised: 8 July 2021
      • Application close: 28 July 2021

      To Apply:

      Email: patsy.cheung@kos-intl.com.


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      Worldchefs Certified Judging Levels Expanded to Support Skills Development

      Worldchefs Certified Judging Levels Expanded to Support Skills Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      To connect with Certified Judges, national associations, leading companies, and hospitality professionals around the globe, new users can create a free account within seconds at www.worldchefs.org/login.

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      ABOUT WORLDCHEFS 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      For any media inquiries, contact: 

      Clare Pettersson

      Communications Manager, Worldchefs

      marketing@Worldchefs.org


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        Mourning the Loss of Wynand Vogel

        Paris, 25 June 2021 It is with great sadness that we share with you the news of the passing of our honorary member Wynand Vogel, last week. During a private funeral yesterday, we had the opportunity to bid Wynand farewell. It was the wish of both Wynand and his family to announce his passing only after the funeral had taken place.

         

        We will remember Wynand as a very committed member of the Gastronomisch Gilde.  Under his leadership the competitions of the Gastronomisch Gilde have become the success they are today. Wynand was associated with the Culinary team the Netherlands for decades. First as chef d’equipe, later as chef de mission. Many successes have been achieved under his leadership. He was actively involved in our association and we were grateful for how he shared his valuable knowledge and advice. 

         

        As a judge and chairperson for Worldchefs, both at home and abroad, his expertise for cooking competitions has been widely recognized and praised.

         

        We are all going to miss Wynand’s sincerity, humor, commitment and most of all his friendship. 

         

        Our thoughts go out to all those who loved him and we wish them strength at this difficult time in dealing with this enormous loss. 



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        Si Chef! Italian Pre-Commis Chef Course is Live!

        Si Chef! Italian Pre-Commis Chef Course is Live!

        PARIS June 15, 2021 — Worldchefs Academy is excited to announce the launch of the Italian Pre-Commis Chef Course! Adding to the line-up of free courses available for our global community, the Italian Pre-Commis Chef Course joins the English, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic Library!

        “On behalf of the Worldchefs Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate all the Italian Chef Volunteers who helped bring this educational opportunity to aspiring Chefs in Italian-speaking communities around the world. We are proud to be now offering the Pre-Commis Chef Course in 5 languages and will be adding German and Mandarin later this year” stated Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler.

        With curriculum covering the basics of culinary professionalism, food service operations, culinary theory, food hygiene and sanitation, basic cooking and culinary nutrition, the Pre-Commis Chef Course can be followed as a complete curriculum and individual lessons can be used to compliment other existing courses or provide theoretical components to culinary apprenticeship.

        Photos Credit: FIC National Congress 2019 in Catania, Sicily

        Participants can learn through the online platform or via the mobile app also offering an offline study mode. By connecting to the Internet when available they can download the course via the mobile app and study any time, with or without Internet. Then they simply go back online when ready to complete the final assessment. The Pre-Commis Chef Course also links to Worldchefs Certification opportunities and offers to be the first step on the culinary career pathway.

        Worldchefs Academy would like to extend its sincere gratitude and recognition to Domenico Maggi, Worldchefs Continental Director Europe South for his dedication, time and contributions during the development of the Italian Pre-Commis Chef Course over the past 2 years.

        Special recognition is also extended to the Federazione Italiana Cuochi (FIC) Chef Volunteers for their help during the Italian Pre-Commis Chef Course Review: Rossanina Del Santo, Giuseppe Giuliano and Giovanni Guadagno. And a heartfelt thank you to FIC President Rocco Pozzulo and FIC Social Network Representative Riccardo Carnevali for their support and contribution towards creating this opportunity for the future of Italian Chefs worldwide.

        Worldchefs Academy is proud to welcome Domenico Maggi and Rossanina Del Santoas Worldchefs Academy Italian Advisors and looks forward to working together with them to further promote, showcase, develop and extend the reach of the Italian Pre-Commis Chef Course.

        About Worldchefs Academy

        Worldchefs Academy, a division of World Association of Chefs Societies (Worldchefs), developed the Pre-Commis Chef online course and mobile app in conjunction with NestléProfessional and the Pro Gastronomia Foundation to offer culinary education for aspiring chefs that may not have the means, mobility or flexibility to attend full-time culinary school. The Worldchefs Academy mobile app can be downloaded on both the App Store and Google Play, and is available at www.worldchefsacademy.com.

        About Worldchefs

        The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) is a dynamic global network with over 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in hospitality, Worldchefs carries 93 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 culinary profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large. Learn more at www.worldchefs.org.

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

        Si Chef! Il Corso di Italiano Pre-Commis Chef è Live!

        PARIGI Giugno 15, 2021 — Worldchefs Academy è lieta di annunciare il lancio del Corso Italiano Pre-Commis Chef! In aggiunta al programma di corsi gratuiti già disponibili per la nostra comunità globale, il Corso in Italiano Pre-Commis Chef si unisce alle nuove proposte in Inglese, Spagnolo, Portoghese e Arabo!

        “A nome del Consiglio di Amministrazione di Worldchefs, vorrei congratularmi con tutti gli chef italiani volontari che hanno contribuito a portare questa opportunità educativa agli aspiranti Chef nelle comunità di lingua italiana in tutto il mondo. Siamo orgogliosi di offrire ora il Corso per Pre-Commis Chef in 5 lingue e aggiungeremo tedesco e mandarino entro la fine dell’anno”, ha dichiarato il presidente di Worldchefs Thomas Gugler.

        Con un programma che copre le basi della professionalità culinaria, le operazioni di ristorazione, la teoria culinaria, l’igiene del cibo e la sanificazione, la cucina di base e la nutrizione, il Corso Pre-Commis Chef può essere seguito come un piano di studi completo e le lezioni individuali possono essere utilizzate per completare altri corsi o fornire componenti teoriche all’apprendistato culinario.

        I partecipanti possono apprendere attraverso la piattaforma online o tramite l’app mobile che offre anche una modalità di studio offline. Collegandosi a Internet, quando disponibile, possono scaricare il corso tramite l’app mobile e studiare in qualsiasi momento, con o senza Internet. Quindi sarà sufficiente tornare online quando saranno pronti per completare la valutazione finale. Il Corso Pre-Commis Chef si collega anche alle opportunità di certificazione Worldchefs oltre che come primo passo nel percorso di carriera culinaria.

        La Worldchefs Academy desidera estendere la sua sincera gratitudine e riconoscimento a Domenico Maggi, Direttore Continentale di Worldchefs Europa Sud per la dedizione, tempo e contributi durante lo sviluppo del Corso Italiano Pre-Commis Chef negli ultimi 2 anni.

        Un riconoscimento speciale è esteso anche agli chef volontari della Federazione Italiana Cuochi (FIC) per il loro aiuto durante la correzione del Corso Pre-Commis Chef in Italiano: Rossanina Del SantoGiuseppe Giuliano e Giovanni Guadagno. E un sentito ringraziamento al Presidente FIC Rocco Pozzulo e al Rappresentante FIC Social Network Riccardo Carnevali per il loro supporto e contributo alla creazione di questa opportunità per il futuro degli chef Italiani nel mondo.

        Worldchefs Academy è orgogliosa di dare il benvenuto a Domenico Maggi e Rossanina Del Santo come Consulenti Italiani di Worldchefs Academy e non vede l’ora di lavorare insieme a loro per promuovere, mostrare, sviluppare ed estendere ulteriormente la portata del Corso Pre-Commis Chef in Italiano.

        Informazioni su Worldchefs Academy

        Worldchefs Academy, una divisione della World Association of Chefs Societies (Worldchefs), ha sviluppato il corso online Pre-Commis Chef e l’app mobile in collaborazione con Nestlé Professional e la Fondazione Pro Gastronomia per offrire formazione culinaria agli aspiranti chef che potrebbero non avere i mezzi, mobilità o flessibilità per frequentare la scuola di cucina a tempo pieno. L’app mobile Worldchefs Academy può essere scaricata sia su App Store che su Google Play ed è disponibile su www.worldchefsacademy.com

        A proposito di Worldchefs

        La World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) è una rete globale dinamica con oltre 110 associazioni di chef in tutto il mondo. Una voce di primo piano nell’ospitalità, Worldchefs porta avanti 93 anni di storia dalla sua fondazione alla Sorbona ad opera del venerabile Auguste Escoffier. Rappresentando un’associazione internazionale attiva sul campo  formata da professionisti della cucina, Worldchefs si impegna a far progredire la professione culinaria e a sfruttare l’influenza della giacca da chef per il miglioramento dell’industria e dell’umanità in generale. www.worldchefs.org

        Per maggiori informazioni su Worldchefs Academy, contatta: info@worldchefsacademy.com