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FERRANDI Paris: Meet Worldchefs’ Latest Education Partner

FERRANDI Paris: Meet Worldchefs’ Latest Education Partner

  • FERRANDI Paris, a leading culinary arts and hospitality management school, has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner. A standard-bearer of the French art of hospitality, the century-old institution trains actors of renewal in gastronomy and hospitality with pedagogical excellence.
  • Part of the celebrated Quality Culinary Education Program, FERRANDI Paris fulfills the criteria for the Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program. Launched in 2010, the landmark Recognition of Quality Culinary Education officially recognizes educational institutions committed to the highest standards in culinary education.
  • To explore all Worldchefs Education Partners, visit worldchefs.org/education-partner

Paris, 19 of January 2023 – Worldchefs has announced a new partnership with FERRANDI Paris as part of the celebrated Quality Culinary Education Program. As Worldchefs Education Partners, FERRANDI Paris unites their staff, students, and alumni with an international network of hospitality professionals charting the future of culinary education and training.

A standard-bearer of the French art of hospitality, the century-old institution continues to train actors of renewal in gastronomy and hospitality with pedagogical excellence. Accepted as a Worldchefs Recognized School, FERRANDI Paris fulfills the criteria for the Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program. Launched in 2010, the landmark Recognition of Quality Culinary Education officially recognizes educational institutions committed to the highest standards in culinary education. Worldchefs Education Partners represent excellence in culinary education on a global scale.

The state-of-the-art campus at FERRANDI Paris in Dijon. For a virtual tour, click here.

FERRANDI Paris is a school of experimentation, nurturing a spirit of creativity coupled with a professional ecosystem that provides exceptional opportunities for graduates. 93% of graduates find employment within six months of graduation, and 27% have set up their own businesses in the last 10 years.

With five campuses, FERRANDI Paris offers courses in Paris, Dijon, Saint-Gratien, Bordeaux, and Rennes. Programs for international students are delivered exclusively on the Paris and Dijon campuses. International students can study in Intensive Professional Programs in French Pastry or French Cuisine. Nestled in the heart of Burgundy, the brand-new campus in Dijon provides a state-of-the-art facility in the center of the historic city.

“Worldchefs is proud to welcome FERRANDI Paris to our international network. Their history and dynamic approach to education provides students with a path of discovery that blends heritage and innovation,” says John Clancy, Worldchefs Education Director. “Together with all our Worldchefs Education Partners, we share a united vision to prepare the future leaders of hospitality, inspiring knowledge-sharing and skill-building on a global scale. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration.”

Learn more about FERRANDI Paris at https://www.ferrandi-paris.com/en

For more information FERRANDI’s international programs in Dijon, contact: ferrandi-international@ferrandi-paris.fr.

To explore all Worldchefs Education Partners, visit worldchefs.org/education-partner

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ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Have you got what it takes to join the Forever Oceans Global Culinary Board?

At Forever Oceans we are always looking for talent at the highest level to support our mission of providing nutritious, delicious, and sustainable fish to consumers around the globe through innovation. We have a culinary board of over 50 top chefs from across the United States that help with new product innovation, culinary inspiration, education, community relations, culinary leadership to sustainability, and conservation. 

Paul Dickinson, the first member of the Forever Oceans Global Culinary Board.

A new face joins our Culinary Board, and is the first member of the Forever Oceans Global Culinary Board. Based in the UK, Paul Dickinson worked for Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. from 2017 to November 2022 as their Director of food.  Fuller’s operates 415 managed and tenanted operations. The managed estate is made up of 209 public houses and hotels of almost every conceivable style but with a common vision to consistently deliver distinctive, fresh food with outstanding service.

In November 2022 Paul started his own consultancy firm which concentrates on the hospitality industry across Europe, to provide the best in innovation, the highest quality of food, sustainably sourced, connecting the right skilled people to the best companies, to life and culinary coaching. At the same time acting as head coach to England’s culinary team which just won Gold and Silver in the 2022 Culinary World Cup held in Luxembourg, with the team’s focus now on the IKA/Culinary Olympics 2024.

Paul sets the standard for what we are looking for in chefs around the world to join our global culinary board team. If you have a similar background of talent and skill and would like to join this high-profile team please reach out to Mark Allison, Corporate Executive Chef at Forever Oceans at:

mark.allison@forvereoceans.com

Here is information on Forever Oceans™ Kanpachi:

Species: Seriola rivoliana
Common names: Kanpachi, Longfin Yellowtail, Almaco Jack & Amberjack

  • Premium, sashimi grade product
  • Efficient growth due to warm water
  • Versatile menu offerings
  • Nutrient rich, high in Omega-3’s

Now more than ever, our planet needs new methods to produce food to feed an ever-growing world population. The way we’re currently raising livestock and poultry is unhealthy both for the animals and the environment. And overfishing is depleting the oceans’ resources, not to mention a great deal of neighboring sea life. A better way isn’t just important, it’s imperative. Now. That’s what drives us. We’ve done the research, perfected the science, and innovated the tech to feed our planet and preserve our oceans. We have the fish to prove it. And we’re just getting started. We completed our Environmental Footprint Assessment partnering with The Nature Conservancy, and the carbon footprint for Forever Oceans fish is estimated to be less than 1/14 of that for beef. The farm-gate footprint of Forever Oceans Kanpachi is estimated at less than 5 kg of carbon per kilogram of fish produced, which is less than global average emissions for farmed salmon, and is therefore a comparatively low emissions form of animal protein.

“Our work with Forever Oceans demonstrates the environmental advantages of offshore aquaculture systems. With the right intent and practices, these systems can contribute to building a low carbon food system and operate in harmony with ocean ecosystems,” -Robert Jones, Global Lead for The Nature Conservancy’s Aquaculture Program

Mark William Allison
Corporate Executive Chef 
Forever Oceans 


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Wales Wins Bid to Host Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2026

The Culinary Association of Wales Wins Bid to Host Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2026

The highly anticipated international event will welcome professional chefs from over 100 countries

Paris, December 31, 2022 – Worldchefs is proud to announce that the Culinary Association of Wales will host WorldChefs Congress & Expo 2026.

Voting was held from 27 to 30 December 2022. Rimini, Italy, hosted by Italian Chefs Federation (FIC) received 24 votes (46.15%). Newport, Wales, hosted by the Culinary Association of Wales, received 28 votes (53.85%). The Culinary Association of Wales wins with 53.85% of the vote. Full voting results can be seen here.

Since 1928, Worldchefs Congress & Expo has united a global community of chefs and cross-industry innovators to network and expand their professional bonds. The biennial international gathering has been organized in 39 cities around the world throughout its illustrious 92-year history.

A hallmark event for the hospitality industry, professional chefs from across the five continents network and expand their professional bonds at Worldchefs Congress & Expo. 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 such as the Bill Gallagher Young Chefs Forum, the Global Chefs Challenge culinary competition, an international trade exhibition.

To see Wales’ Congress 2026 Full Bid, view it HERE.

To see Wales’ Congress 2026 Summary Bid, view it HERE.

For more from Wales, visit https://www.culinaryassociation.wales/worldchefscongressexpo26/.

For more on Worldchefs Congress & Expo, visit https://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 curriculum, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

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

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

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

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

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Worldchefs Academy launches Culinary Foundations Initiative with Saudi Airlines Catering Company

Jeddah, 18 of October, 2022 – Worldchefs Academy is proud to announce the launch of the Culinary Foundations Initiative and acknowledges Saudi Airlines Catering Company as its first co-branded partner.

Expanding on outstanding success over the past 5 years with the Pre-Commis Chef Course Library in 7 languages, participants successfully completing the free online course will now receive an additional Certificate in Culinary Foundations in their choice of language including  English, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, and Mandarin.

“We are very excited to introduce the Culinary Foundations Initiative,”  states Cornelia Volino,  Worldchefs Academy Program Manager &  Chief Advisor.  “By offering a learning opportunity for culinary professionals in all stages of their career, we will help to reinforce the culinary basics and international standards recognized globally.”

As an integral educational component of the collaboration between Saudi Airlines Catering Company (SACC), the World Association of Chefs Societies (Worldchefs) and Worldchefs Academy (WCA), the co-branded WCA/SACC Certificate in Culinary Foundations is also available.

The WCA/SACC Certificate in Culinary Foundations demonstrates SACC’s commitment towards an increase  in corporate training and individual talent development, while reinforcing quality food production standards and health & safety protocols. 

The Culinary Foundations and Pre-Commis Chef Course provides effective e-learning methodology in 6 key areas: Culinary Theory; Nutrition; Kitchen Operations; Hygiene & Sanitation; Professionalism and Professional Cooking.

“We are proud  to launch the co-branded Culinary Foundations Initiative with Saudi Airlines Catering Company. We recognize their strong commitment towards training and development, and we look forward to the positive impact this initiative will have on SACC’s talent-building objectives,”, stated Thomas Gugler, Worldchefs President.

Through the Culinary Foundations co-branded partnerships, Worldchefs Academy will provide support to hospitality and foodservice companies around the world to reinforce inhouse development and skills training strategies. Co-branded partners will have the opportunity to empower employees, qualify achievements, and increase performance capabilities and productivity of core competencies.

For information on Worldchefs Academy’s Corporate Partnerships for Co-Branded Certificates in Culinary Foundations, contact Worldchefs Academy Program Manager & Chief Advisor Cornelia Volino at email: info@worldchefsacademy.com

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About Worldchefs Academy

Worldchefs Academy provides the opportunity to learn the culinary basics needed to start a career in culinary arts, review culinary foundations with international standards, and help deepen knowledge of sustainable culinary methods. To get started, visit www.worldchefsacademy.com or download the Worldchefs Academy mobile app from Google Play or the App Store.

Worldchefs is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. Worldchefs accomplishes these goals through education, training, and professional development. Worldchefs is the global voice of culinary professionals. www.worldchefs.org

About Saudi Airlines Catering Company

Saudi Airlines Catering Company (SACC) was established in 1981 to provide catering services to the Kingdom’s National Airline. SACC has since blossomed into a broad and diversified enterprise offering a full suite of food and beverage, retail, hospitality, and support services to local and international clients. 

Over the years, SACC has pressed forward with its program of continuous improvement and innovation, as well as streamlining its operations to meet growth in demand and to achieve operational efficiencies. 

SACC’s Mission is to excel as a market leader through continual process improvement, innovation, and timely response for its’ customers’ best interest. SACC’s values include customer orientation, team spirit, transparency, sustainability, and commitment to quality. 

www.saudicatering.com

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HORECA Jordan Launches its 8th Edition

Amman, 28 of September 2022 – In the presence of Jordan’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, the president and members of Jordan Restaurant Association, and leading figures from the world of hospitality, the culinary arts and F&B industries, HORECA Jordan celebrated the opening of its 8th exhibition on September 27th at Jordan International Exhibition Center to celebrate the best in hospitality and foodservice.

The renowned event has, over the years, established itself as a prime meeting place for professionals to network and do business, providing a much-needed boost to Jordan’s hospitality sector.

Visitors to HORECA Jordan can discover the products and services of more than 150 local and international exhibitors, including tableware suppliers, kitchen equipment specialists, food and beverage producers, packaging and labelling manufacturers and much more.

Speaking about the event, Thuraya Husseini, chairperson and CEO of Lawrence & Husseini Consult, HORECA Jordan organizer, said: “We are delighted to see so many familiar faces, as well as first-time visitors, at the event. HORECA Jordan’s new venue, which is more spacious than previous editions and on a single floor, has made the experience more practical and enjoyable for our exhibitors and guests.”

Apart from sourcing products and discovering innovations, those attending HORECA Jordan can watch participants in action at the Hospitality Salon Culinaire, the Barista Competition and the Bed Making Competition. Indeed, more than 150 talented chefs, baristas and housekeeping professionals have signed up to showcase their talents to a jury comprising top chefs and experts, including: Thomas Gugler, Issa Al Balushi, Joseph Asfour, Tarek Ibrahim, Adna Khan, Hossasm Soliman, Christiane Trickl, Philippe Wavrin, Michel Widehem, Anthony Bedoyan, Branislav Beronja, Khommaeiss Nawaf, Rana Sheghem, Mahmoud Izhiman, Lina Mouasher, Omar Al Qudah, Osama Abu Shalafnah, Deema Hajjawi , Jaques Rossel , Ali Nabil Fraitekh and Saher Batarseh 

HORECA Jordan runs until September 29th and is open from 2 pm to 9 pm daily. 

For trade only

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افتتاح هوريكا الأردن في نسخته الثامنة

بحضور وزير السياحة والآثار الأردني، رئيس وأعضاء جمعية المطاعم الأردنية ووعدد من  الضيوف ، أطلقت هوريكا الأردن معرضها الثامن للاحتفال بأفضل ما في الضيافة والخدمات الغذائية في موقعها الجديد مركز الأردن الدولي للمعارض، قاعة مكة ، عمان.

أثبت هذا الحدث الشهير ، على مدى السنوات الماضية ، مكانته كمكان رئيسي للقاء للمهنيين للتواصل والقيام بأعمال تجارية.

في الفترة من 27 إلى 29 سبتمبر 2022 ، سيتمكن زوار هوريكا الأردن من اكتشاف منتجات وخدمات أكثر من 150 عارضًا محليًا ودوليًا ، بما في ذلك أدوات المائدة ومعدات المطبخ والمواد الغذائية والمشروبات والتعبئة والتغليف والبياضات وغير ذلك الكثير.

وفي حديثها عن الحدث ، قالت ثريا الحسيني ، رئيس مجلس الإدارة والرئيس التنفيذي لشركة Lawrence & Husseini Consult ، منظم هوريكا الأردن: “تعد هذه النسخة بأن تكون مثيرة بالنسبة لنا ، حيث اخترنا مكانًا جديدًا أكثر اتساعًا وفي طابق واحد. ، مما يجعلها عملية أكثر للعارضين والضيوف. “

بصرف النظر عن تحديد مصادر المنتجات واكتشاف الابتكارات ، سيتمكن الزائرون الذين يحضرون هوريكا الأردن من الاستمتاع بالمسابقات الحية في صالون الضيافة كولينير وفن الخدمة ومسابقة باريستا ومسابقة صنع السرير. في الواقع ، قام أكثر من 150 مشاركًا بالتسجيل لعرض مواهبهم في الطهي أمام لجنة تحكيم تضم كبار الطهاة والخبراء ، بما في ذلك توماس جوجلر ، عيسى البلوشي ، جوزيف عصفور ، طارق إبراهيم ، عدنا خان ، حسام سليمان ، كريستيان تريكل ، فيليب وافرين ، ميشال وايدهم

هوريكا الأردن تبقى حتى 29 سبتمبر من الساعة 2 إلى 9 مساءً

لذوي الإختصاص – 

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Celebrating the Life of Chef Michael Ty

Paris, 26th of August 2022 – The Worldchefs community mourns the death of Michael Ty, former American Culinary Federation (ACF) National President, who passed away on 22 August 2022.

Michael Ty served two terms as the ACF as National President from 1993-1994 and from 2009-2013. He was a force in our community and the culinary world. There was never a need for recognition, as he quietly did what he loved to do in support of community and his passion for the culinary arts. 

Worldchefs President Thomas A. Gugler wishes a personal and heartfelt farewell and offers his sincere condolences for his family and friends.

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

Photo credit: https://magazine.chaineus.org/2021/05/27/chef-michael-ty-is-paying-it-forward/

About the American Culinary Federation

The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), established in 1929, is the standard of excellence for chefs in North America. With more than 12,000 members spanning more than 170 chapters nationwide, ACF is the leading culinary association offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States, with the Certified Executive Chef®, Certified Sous Chef®, Certified Executive Pastry Chef® and Certified Culinary Educator® designations accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions, and to Chef & Child, founded in 1989 to promote proper nutrition in children and to combat childhood obesity. For more information, visit www.acfchefs.org. Find ACF on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and digital publications hub WeAreChefs.com.

 


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Join Worldchefs for a Competition Seminar during the Culinary World Cup

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

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

Pastry Arts

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

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

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

Judges: Why attend?

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

Competitors: Why attend?

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

Learn more about becoming a Worldchefs Certified Judge

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

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

Pre-register and gain more information by contacting: For more information, contact Linh To at linh@worldchefs.org.

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Meet the Competitors: Global Chefs Challenge at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022

Representing their respective countries and culinary teams, the world’s most promising chefs will experience four days of intense competition at the Global Chefs Challenge Finals during Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 in Abu Dhabi, 30 May to 2 June.

Let’s meet some of the Global Chefs Challenge competitors. Who will take home the prized trophy and title of Worlds Best Chef?

Chef Simo Oskari Pietarinen

  • Country: Finland
  • Position: Head Chef at Restaurant W30

What are you most looking forward to at the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 and Global Chefs Challenge Finals?

After two hard years, to finally meet chefs from around the globe to network and mingle.

What advice would you give to fellow chefs who want to compete in international competitions?

Remember your training and be yourself. Trust your assistant.

What is your favorite recipe to prepare?

My favorite recipe to prep is a good chocolate tart with vanilla ice cream.

Chef Balázs Adamek

  • Country: Hungary
  • Position: Chef at Restaurant Diófa

What are you most looking forward to at the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 and Global Chefs Challenge Finals?

Being a maximalist in my work, I expect the best results from myself, the competition.

What advice would you give to fellow chefs who want to compete in international competitions?

If you want to compete in an international competition, I recommend that you compare your skills in as many competitions as possible. Learn, improve yourself and trust yourself to be able to do it.

What is your favorite recipe to prepare?

I don’t really have a preference among the plates to prepare. I love all of them, just a bit more the meats.

What does competing in the Global Chefs Challenge mean to you?

It is a great honor for me to have this opportunity to participate, to represent my country and my profession in such a monumental event and top prestige competition. I have already participated in several international competitions, but the GCC is always the greatest challenge of my life.

Chef Alan Fitzmaurice

  • Country: Ireland
  • Position: Executive Chef at The Glasshouse Hotel

What are you most looking forward to at the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 and Global Chefs Challenge Finals?

I’m really looking forward to the meeting and the comradeship between Chef and competitors.

What advice would you give to fellow chefs who want to compete in international competitions?

Practice, Practice & Practice.

What is your favorite recipe to prepare?

More and more its simple recipes, with good ingredients cooked with family or friends.

Favorite quote?

“If you don’t give up, you can never be defeated.” – Rob Heffernan, Irish race walking Olympian.

Chef Marco Tomasi

  • Country: Italy
  • Position: Head Chef at Cucina Tomasi

What are you most looking forward to at the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 and Global Chefs Challenge Finals?

I expect a lot of emotion and determination, with the hope of bringing home a great result.

What advice would you give to fellow chefs who want to compete in international competitions?

Try to dream and chase your dreams. Sacrifice and hard work always pay off.

What is your favorite recipe to prepare?

All those dishes linked to traditions and family, as well as rich in taste; full of love, memories and emotions.

What is your source of inspiration?

My source of inspiration is my grandfather Alberto Tomasi. He is 82 years old and he is a carving chef. Even today he continues to challenge himself, because in life you never stop learning.

Don’t miss all the action at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022. With the backdrop of this historic reunion event, the Global Chefs Challenge Finals brings the world’s top chefs and emerging culinary talent to test their skills on a global stage.

Register now and expand your professional bonds in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30 May to 2 June 2022.

Learn more about the program and keynote speakers at www.worldchefscongress.org/speaker.

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Meet the Competitors: Global Chefs Challenge at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022

Representing their respective countries and culinary teams, the world’s most promising chefs will experience four days of intense competition at the Global Chefs Challenge Finals during Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 in Abu Dhabi, 30 May to 2 June.

Let’s meet some of the Global Chefs Challenge competitors. Who will take home the prized trophy and title of Worlds Best Chef?

Chef Matthew Lee

  • Country: Australia
  • Position: Chef at Restaurant Dan Arnold

What are you most looking forward to at the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 and Global Chefs Challenge Finals?

I believe the Worldchefs Congress and Global Chefs Challenge offer incredible value to chefs like myself, the opportunity to compete and represent Australia alongside leaders in the hospitality industry, a career-changing experience.

What advice would you give to fellow chefs who want to compete in international competitions?

I would encourage chefs to be involved in local and international competitions to gain experience, knowledge, and confidence within the unique environment.

What is your favorite recipe to prepare?

My favorite recipe is cooking paella on the firepit with the amazing local seafood Queensland has to offer.

Can you share an inspiring quote?

“The harder you work, the luckier you get.” — My grandfather, Kevin Kable.

Chef Sam Van Houcke

  • Country: Belgium
  • Position: Chef and Co-Owner of Restaurant Maste and Mastel Bakery

What are you most looking forward to at the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 and Global Chefs Challenge Finals?

Competing in an international culinary competition is a challenge. I love the thrill of the sprint in comparison with the marathon that Chefs do every day again in their restaurants. Being part of an international community is also a unique experience.

What advice would you give to fellow chefs who want to compete in international competitions?

Go for it, give it your 100%, know that competing asks a lot of you (and your team) but one day your efforts will be rewarded, so don’t give up.

What is your favorite recipe to prepare?

Can’t choose. It goes from traditional pasta to creating new dishes.

Can you share an inspiring quote?

“A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.”

Chef Jan Horký

  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Position: Executive Chef at Hotel Nautilus

What are you most looking forward to at the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 and Global Chefs Challenge Finals?

I look forward to seeing the colleagues we meet at world competitions. Of course, I’m looking forward to showing what we’ve trained.

What advice would you give to fellow chefs who want to compete in international competitions?

Don’t underestimate practicing all the steps of food preparation. I’ve been competing for over 20 years. In that time, I know that without proper training it is impossible to think of a good result.

What is your favorite recipe to prepare?

I like working with fish, so any fine fish dish.

Can you share a fun fact about your career?

In 2018, I prepared a meal for President Obama and twelve other Presidents at the U.S. Embassy, selected from my menu at Golden Prague. I have also made dinner for the Spanish princess.

Don’t miss all the action at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022. With the backdrop of this historic reunion event, the Global Chefs Challenge Finals brings the world’s top chefs and emerging culinary talent to test their skills on a global stage.

Register now and expand your professional bonds in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30 May to 2 June 2022.

Learn more about the program and keynote speakers at www.worldchefscongress.org/speaker.

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Meet Nicolas Decloedt: Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022

Nicolas Decloedt is bringing plant-based cuisine to new heights. Awarded a Michelin Green Star in 2021 and voted Best Vegetable Chef of 2019 by the renowned culinary guide Gault & Millau, his restaurant humus x hortense was voted the world’s Best Vegan Restaurant, ranks 9 of the Top 100 Best Vegetables Restaurants worldwide by We’re Smart World, and was awarded with 3 toques by Good Food (Brussels), the highest achievement for a sustainable restaurant.

At Worldchefs Congress 2022, he’s bringing a love for nature to the table, showing how vegetable and plant varieties can offer a wealth of inspiration.

Tell us a bit about your cooking demo, Evolution in the Future of Gastronomy: We’re Smart Green Guide:

We will reveal how we work with vegetables and how we bring them to another level.

Why should chefs attend Worldchefs Congress 2022?

To broaden their horizon.

What advice do you have for young chefs today?

Be curious. No prejudices.

Any final words of wisdom?

“If it is worth the going, it is worth the ride.” – Tom Waits

Don’t miss the biennial event for industry leaders and culinary innovators. Register now for Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 and expand your professional bonds in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30 May to 2 June 2022.

Learn more about Chris and our other keynote speakers at www.worldchefscongress.org/speaker.

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