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Worldchefs Renews Longstanding Partnership with Sterling White Halibut AS

Worldchefs Renews Longstanding Partnership with Sterling White Halibut AS

  • Sterling White Halibut AS, the leading global supplier of farmed halibut, has renewed as a Global Partner of Worldchefs.
  • Since 2001, Sterling has brought high quality halibut from the deep fjords of western Norway to Michelin-starred restaurants and culinary competition arenas across the globe, investing in culinary professionals and supporting the next generation of industry talent.
  • Learn more about Worldchefs partnership opportunities at www.worldchefs.org/partnership.

Paris, 13 of January 2023 – Worldchefs has renewed their longstanding partnership with Sterling White Halibut AS, the leading global supplier of farmed halibut. Since 2001, Sterling has brought high-quality halibut from the deep fjords of western Norway to Michelin-starred restaurants and culinary competition arenas across the globe.

Headquartered in Hjelmeland, Ryfylke, Sterling’s production facilities are dotted along the Norwegian coast, with a hatchery in Rørvik, Trøndelag, a growing facility in Vindafjord, Rogaland, and sea facilities in Hjelmeland. A fully integrated aquaculture company, Sterling offers premium halibut products bred and raised in the cold crystal-clear waters of Ryfylke in Rogaland, tended to for four to five years, and handled with the utmost care.

Sterling White Halibut invests in skills development, with a special focus on young chefs and apprentices. With pride in their product, Sterling organizes Sterling Academies and to help train the upcoming generation of chefs to deliver the optimal taste experience. Sterling also helps to provide opportunities for skills enhancement in competition, sponsoring several international competitions, including Worldchefs’ Global Chefs Challenge. Sterling ® halibut has been named an official ingredient of the Global Chefs Challenge, as well as Bocuse d’Or Asia and Europe. Norway’s own Aron Espeland, 2022’s winner of the Global Young Chefs Challenge, also took home the award for Best Fish Global Young Chefs Challenge.

Aron Espeland’s (Norway) Global Young Chefs Challenge-winning dish featuring Sterling ® halibut.

“Our relationship between Sterling and Worldchefs is very strong, and we have had very good cooperation for many years. Worldchefs has opened many new possibilities for us all over the world and they are a very professional organization that always supports us as a sponsor,” says Thomas Torstensen, Sterling’s Sales Director of Norway, UK and USA. “We are proud to be a part of Worldchefs and we look forward to supporting each other for many years to come.”

“We highly value our collaboration with Sterling White Halibut,” says Ragnar Fridriksson, Worldchefs Managing Director. “We are thrilled to be a part of their story and commitment to investing in culinary professionals and supporting the next generation of industry leaders.” 

For more information about Sterling, visit https://sterlingwhitehalibut.com/en

Grow your brand and business by affiliating with the leading global culinary association. Learn more about Worldchefs partnership opportunities at www.worldchefs.org/partnership.

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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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Chefs chosen to represent Wales at Global Chefs Challenge European heats

Immediate: December 19, 2022

Chefs have been chosen to represent Wales at the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge and Global Young Chefs Challenge European heats next February.

Will Richards will represent Wales in the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge.

Will Richards, a hospitality training officer with Cambrian Training Company, Welshpool and member of the Senior Culinary Team Wales, will compete in the pastry competition. He will be supported by Stephanie Belcher, chef de partie at Coast, Saundersfoot and a member of the Junior Culinary Team Wales.

Carrying Wales’ hopes in the Global Young Chefs Challenge will be Calum Smith, 21, pastry chef at Shrewsbury School and captain of Junior Culinary Team Wales. He led the team to silver and bronze medals at the recent Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg.

The chefs have been selected for the competitions by the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW). They will be supported by the CAW’s culinary director Graham Tinsley, MBE, the regional heats of the competitions, organised by Worldchefs, in Rimini, Italy.

Winners of the regional heats will progress to the finals at the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2024 in Singapore.

Will, who lives in Llanharry, said: “Representing your country on the international stage is the highest point you can reach. Having competed with the Welsh team, this competition gives me a platform to showcase my own ideas.

Stephanie Belcher will support Will Richards in the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge.

“Steph is the second chef in the team, as she can do everything that I can do. I think she is a rising star and I can’t wait for the competition. As a team, we aim to push the bar and want to come back with gold and qualify for the final.”

They will be baking a showpiece, layered chocolate gateau and six plated desserts using seasonal apples.

Stephanie,21, who lives in Crickhowell, said: “I am absolutely thrilled and quite humbled to be given another massive opportunity to represent Wales in support of Will.

“It’s Will’s competition but I will not be limited to what skills I can use in the kitchen. There will be elements of the showpiece and dessert that I will be making. It’s another great learning opportunity coming so quickly after the Culinary World Cup.”

Calum Smith will represent Wales in the Global Young Chefs Challenge.

Calum said: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to this time compete for Wales on my own. It means a lot to me and my family and hopefully I can get through to the final in Singapore in 2024 and bring it home for Wales.

“I am probably the best prepared that I could be because I am fresh from the Culinary World Cup which was my second major competition with Wales. I learnt such a lot from our team coach and manager, the judges and from watching other international chefs.

“I want to help establish Wales as one of the world’s top countries in culinary competitions as I strive to be the best that I can be.

“I can’t wait to fly the flag again for Wales and hopefully continue the success and momentum after the Culinary World Cup. Our goal is to win a gold medal at the Culinary Olympics in 2024.”

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For more information, please contact Arwyn Watkins, Culinary Association of Wales president, on Tel: 01938 555893 or Duncan Foulkes, publicity officer, on Tel: 01686 650818.

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Worldchefs Welcomes Six New Education Partners Representing Culinary Training Excellence in Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Pakistan

Worldchefs Welcomes Six New Education Partners Representing Culinary Training Excellence in Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Pakistan.

  • Worldchefs has announced the addition of six culinary education institutions from across the globe as part of the celebrated Quality Culinary Education Program. Indonesia’s OTTIMMO International Mastergourmet Academy, Ireland’s College of Further Education and Training, Jamaica’s HEART College of Hospitality Services, United Arab Emirates’ HTMi Switzerland Dubai, Turkey’s MUSEM Akademi, and Pakistan’s MasterClass Pakistan have joined Worldchefs as Education Partners. 
  • Accepted as a Worldchefs Recognized Schools, each Education Partner 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, 16 of December 2022 – Worldchefs has announced the addition of four culinary education institutions from across the globe as part of the celebrated Quality Culinary Education Program. OTTIMMO International Mastergourmet Academy, College of Further Education and Training, HEART College of Hospitality Services, HTMi Switzerland Dubai, MUSEM Akademi, and MasterClass Pakistan have joined Worldchefs as Education Partners. The partnership unites their staff, students, and alumni with an international network of hospitality professionals charting the future of culinary education and training.

Accepted as Worldchefs Recognized Schools, each Education Partner 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. Recognized Schools represent excellence in culinary education on a global scale. 

OTTIMMO International Mastergourmet Academy was founded in 2012 as a gourmet school and training center dedicated to the development of outstanding culinary arts education in Indonesia. OTTIMMO students undertake a three-year education program with specialization andconcentrations in the Culinary Arts and Gastronomy as well as the Baking Pastry Arts and Science with an of Advance Diploma. With a focus on international standards, graduates are prepared to compete globally. 

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s College of Further Education and Training’s (FET) hospitality campus is an EFQM European Centre of Excellence in the delivery of quality-assured Further Education and Training. Dedicated to providing the highest level of culinary and hospitality training, the College of FET has built strong relationships within the Irish hospitality industry to link students and alumni directly with employment opportunities. The variety of Further Education and Training programs on offer at their Limerick campus range from entry-level to advanced, with the duration of training varying from three months to two years. Most of the training offered is on a full-time basis, with awards ranging from Levels 4 to 6 on Ireland’s National Framework of Qualifications.

Since 1986, the Runaway Bay HEART College of Hospitality Services (HCHS) in Jamaica has trained talent to meet thedemand for skilled workers in the hospitality industry. HEART is committed to preparing flexible workers to meet the dynamic and changing hospitality industry, and to the continuous professional development of their staff. Through experiential and cooperative learning, they work to deliver a competent and certified hospitality workforce to enable entrepreneurship, increase employment opportunities, and improve productivity. With the slogan “Training for Prosperity”, HEART College is driving prosperity for individuals, communities, businesses, and the country at large.

HTMi Switzerland Dubai, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland Dubai, is the latest addition to the HTMi family of campuses. The first Swiss hotel school to open a campus in Dubai, HTMi is working to be the leading hospitality and tourism management institute in the Middle East. The institute offers Swiss qualifications to its graduates, with undergraduate and postgraduate programs in international hotel and tourism management and culinary arts. It prepares students for thriving management careers in the global hospitality industry through world-class education, workshops, and training programs. Offering a large modern city campus strategically located in the prestigious Studio One Hotel, students gain experience in a real-life hotel environment by both learning in and staying in the hotel for the duration of their studies.

Headquartered in the historic Gaziantep province of Turkey’s southeastern Anatolian region, MUSEM Akademi opened its doors in September 2021 with a mission to educate a professional workforce for the regional food and beverage industry and to protect one of the most important elements of Gaziantep’s local culture, Gaziantep cuisine. To promote entrepreneurship and food tourism and to ensure the continuity of taste, MUSEM provides holistic training from product selection to procurement, production to protection, and preparation to presentation and promotion, all gathered under one roof. With a future-proofing approach, MUSEM Akademi is entrusting the knowledge and power of heritage cuisine to the next generations.

MasterClass Pakistan is a one-of-a-kind facility aspiring to globalize the culinary and hospitality industry of Pakistan. Their facility was founded to revolutionize the perspective people have regarding cooking. Their main aim is to fill the skill gap in the market regarding learning culinary arts as a skill with their state of art services and courses. MasterClass Pakistan provides hands-on cooking classes under the supervision of expert chefs, with kitchen stations built on international standards. Their fully equipped facility provides an ideal place for students and cooking enthusiasts to learn all about food, desserts, and beverages. The courses they offer are designed to encourage aspiring foodies to kick-start their careers in the field of culinary, or just develop cooking/baking skills as a hobby. Their programs are driven by our passion for food, and the trends popular in the culinary industry across the globe.

“Worldchefs is proud to welcome this new group of outstanding training institutions to our international network.” says John Clancy, Worldchefs Education Director. “Together we share a vision for the future leaders of the industry, promoting a holistic F&B industry through the sharing of heritage cuisine, globally relevant skills, business acumen, and international standards.”

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

Cover photo: Students at HTMi Switzerland Dubai

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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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24 Days of Luxury Tea Inspired Christmas Recipes

24 Days of Luxury Tea Inspired Christmas Recipes

What could be a better present than the gift of food – from our hearts and hearths, to yours! 

This Christmas, Dilmah spreads love, joy and the gift of kindness in sharing some of our stellar recipes combining our stunning teas and infusions with savoury and sweet ingredients resulting in gastronomic masterpieces fit for royal-tea! 

There is a tea for every moment, for every mood, and for every occasion. There is a tea for every fruit, vegetable and meat, a tea for every culinary style and a tea whose unique personality matches every person’s individual taste. 

Tea gastronomy and mixology brings out the best in teas while bringing out the best in the dish it is paired, cooked or baked with, or mixed into. With the sophistication of tea and the aura of opulence and rich heritage it commands, tea lends itself well to be placed as an essential ingredient in the modern world. 

Using the finest of Ceylon Teas in the process of cooking with tea adds a new dimension of taste, texture and flavour to food, bringing depth and harmony in the union of tea and food. 

And with Christmas around the corner, there is promise of joy and celebration in the air. Here are a collection of Christmas recipes (one for every day of the month leading to the festivities!), to help you plan your Christmas meals, drinks and everything in between, with jolly good food and Dilmah Tea to add just the right amount of festive cheer!

Relish familiar seasonal favourites with a surprise addition such as our ‘Ceylon Cinnamon Spice Tea’ Eggnog; wow your guests with a succulent lamb burger complemented perfectly with a chutney made of Dilmah’s peppermint, cinnamon and clove tea; elevate an ethnic dish of comforting kheer served best on cold mornings, with a stunning syrup made with our Blueberry and clove tea; and add pizazz to your dinner table with a Ceylon Silver Tips ‘t-Champagne’.

With 24 recipes and pairing ideas, this e-publication is sure to put a smile on your face. ‘Tis the season to be jolly and celebrate with your loved ones, so put on your aprons– we’ll bring the tea, you bring the jolly good times to brew!  

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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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Worldchefs New Partnership Platform Makes Collaboration Easier Than Ever

Worldchefs New Partnership Platform Makes Collaboration Easier Than Ever

  • Worldchefs has launched a new partnership microsite, making it easier than ever for brands to connect with culinary professionals worldwide.
  • Worldchefs’ concierge approach to corporate partnerships connects brands with key decision makers and provides industry professionals with innovative solutions and career development opportunities.
  • Grow your brand by affiliating with the leading global culinary association. Learn more about Worldchefs partnership opportunities at www.worldchefs.org/partnership.

Paris, 30 of November 2022 – Worldchefs has launched a new microsite dedicated to growing opportunities for collaboration and partnership, making it easier than ever for brands and organizations to connect with culinary and hospitality professionals worldwide.

The new partnership platform is designed to drive corporate partnership development with a customized, concierge approach. Worldchefs’ integrated strategy helps brands reach key decision-makers to optimize returns and deliver smart solutions to Worldchefs’ network of culinary and food service professionals throughout 110 member countries.

partnership microsite
Worldchefs National Association Members span across 110 countries.

Mark Farmer, Worldchefs’ Director of Global Partnerships states, “from media management to co-branded digital badging with Worldchefs Credentials, Worldchefs provides exceptional opportunities for strategic visibility to expand global reach to a targeted market of professional chefs across all continents.” Sponsorships and corporate partnerships connect brands with Worldchefs member organizations, their members across the globe, and the audiences they influence. 

Join Worldchefs in empowering the hospitality industry while enhancing engagement, building brand loyalty, and making an impact in social responsibility efforts. Worldchefs’ creates tailored partnerships that unite KPIs with so much more, allowing businesses to deliver on business goals and promises.

Grow your brand and business by affiliating with the leading global culinary association. Learn more about Worldchefs partnership opportunities at www.worldchefs.org/partnership.

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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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Unilever Food Solutions Signs Partnership with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies

Unilever Food Solutions Signs Partnership with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies

  • Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) has signed an agreement with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs).
  • The partnership unites UFS’s online chef training portal, UFS Academy, with Worldchefs Approved Courses platform, providing hospitality professionals with online learning options from top training institutions, coupled with digital badging to verify and share skills.
  • The agreement will provide Worldchefs’ membership network with a gateway to participate in UFS’s industry-leading creation and discussion of food trends, chef training, and product solutions. 

Paris, 28 of November 2022 – Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) has signed an agreement with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs), marking a collaborative partnership to provide chef training and sustainable solutions to hospitality professionals around the globe.UFS represents the dedicated foodservice business of Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods with sales in 180 different countries. The partnership unites UFS’s online chef training portal, UFS Academy, with Worldchefs Approved Courses platform, providing hospitality professionals with online learning options from top training institutions coupled with digital badging to verify and share skills.

The UFS Academy portal offers unlimited free access to a selection of high-definition training videos, all filmed and created with expert chefs. The video courses are under two minutes to help learners achieve actionable skills in an accessible format, from menu design and plant-based recipes to mental health in the kitchen. As part of the partnership, UFS and Worldchefs will further develop educational content to enhance leadership and personal development opportunities for hospitality professionals. 

UFS leads the industry in providing innovative and high-quality professional food ingredients and value-adding services created by 270 professional chefs, covering fifty cuisines in 200 million dishes a day. UFS brands include Knorr, Hellmann’s, The Vegetarian Butcher and Carte d’Or, with an entrepreneurial team providing products and services created by chefs for chefs and aim to do this in a sustainable way. The agreement will provide Worldchefs’ membership network with a gateway to participate in UFS’s industry-leading creation and discussion of food trends, chef training, and product solutions. 

As part of Unilever, one of the largest manufacturers of foods in the world, UFS recognizes their key role in helping people transition towards healthier diets and helping to reduce the environmental impact of the global food chain. Their portfolio of products has expanded to deliver positive nutrition, one achievement in a broader plan towards Future Foods commitments. The partnership with Worldchefs will provide an additional space to build towards greater sustainability in foodservice, empowering culinary professionals to make a difference.

UFS is a founding member of the #FairKitchens movement, aiming to better the lives of chefs and cooks everywhere.​​ The movement is working to push forward conversations around the unhealthy working conditions in the industry and calls for change, towards a healthier culture makes for a healthier business.​​

Unilever Food Solutions

“Unilever Food Solutions is committed to going the extra mile to deliver sustainable products and services to the industry, and education is a key part of this process,” says Ragnar Fridriksson, Managing Director of Worldchefs. “We are proud to welcome Unilever Food Solutions as a Worldchefs Official Partner and look forward to a fruitful collaboration, bringing new opportunities for personal development to culinary professionals around the globe.”

For more information on Unilever Food Solutions, visit http://www.ufs.com/.

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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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Worldchefs Welcomes Four New Education Partners Representing Culinary Training Excellence in Ecuador, Perú, Cambodia, and Hong Kong

Worldchefs Welcomes Four New Education Partners Representing Culinary Training Excellence in Ecuador, Perú, Cambodia, and Hong Kong

  • Worldchefs has announced the addition of four culinary education institutions from across the globe as part of the celebrated Quality Culinary Education Program. Ecuador’s ITI Technologico International Universitario, the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia, and CETURGH PERÚ have joined Worldchefs as Education Partners. 
  • Accepted as a Worldchefs Recognized Schools, each Education Partner 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, 23 of November 2022 – Worldchefs has announced the addition of four culinary education institutions from across the globe as part of the celebrated Quality Culinary Education Program. Ecuador’s ITI Technologico International Universitario, the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia, and CETURGH PERÚ have joined Worldchefs as Education Partners. The partnership unites their staff, students, and alumni with an international network of hospitality professionals charting the future of culinary education and training.

Accepted as Worldchefs Recognized Schools, each Education Partner 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. Recognized Schools represent excellence in culinary education on a global scale. 

ITI Technologico International Universitario, headquartered in Quito, is a top ranking school in Ecuador with a focus on training students for workplace readiness and business acumen. Their agile and industry-informed approach equips students to thrive in the labor market. ITI’s two-year gastronomy degree bridges creativity and imagination with professional expertise, preparing students as entrepreneurs, leaders, and technologists.

Founded in 2012, the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) offers twenty innovative degree programs across three faculties. Vocationally oriented curriculums are developed with significant industry input. THEi prepares ‘Work Ready, Future Ready’ graduates through strong applied degree and professional education programs with work integrated learning. Students are engaged in active learning pedagogies including a strong focus on project-based learning involving real-world problem solving with and for local industries. THEi’s two hospitality programs, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culinary Arts and Management and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hotel Operations Management  are innovative, professional, and entrepreneurial with a commitment to sustainability.

The Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia (ACAC) offers its students a hospitality curriculum in alignment with ASEAN standards and accreditation by the Swiss Hotel Management School Luzerne (SHL). Their two-year diploma program provides students with the skills and connections to succeed in the professional world. ACAC’s approach balances craft-based learning with theory lessons, helping students to develop a solid foundation to accelerate their future career path. ACAC maintains a strong network with industry decision-makers in Cambodia and abroad, providing students and alumni with a wide range of opportunities for internships and guaranteed job placements upon graduation. The Academy’s dynamic faculty, facilities, and atmosphere, coupled with a commitment to quality and productivity ensures students are equipped to enter a fascinating and rewarding profession and become part of a fast-changing, innovative industry.

CETURGH PERÚ is the only institute of gastronomy, hospitality, and tourism in the Piura region of Perú. CETURGH’s considers their students as ambassadors both domestically and abroad, with a special focus on international experience as an essential part of education. CETURGH provides their students with the tools and opportunities for travel, with internships and specialized programs in partnership universities and professional placements around the world. With strong values towards freedom of thought, equity, social responsibility, quality, honesty, tolerance, and solidarity, CETURGH is developing the next generation of industry ambassadors at national and international levels, with six unique programs.

“Worldchefs is proud to welcome these fantastic training institutions to our international network,” says John Clancy, Worldchefs Education Director. “Together we share a vision to prepare the future leaders of the industry and help to take their skills global. We look forward to fruitful collaborations with each of our new Education Partners, working together to inspire a bright future for their faculty and students.”

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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Worldchefs Renews Longstanding Partnership with Q Industries

Worldchefs Renews Longstanding Partnership with Q Industries

  • Q Industries, a market leader in integrated hospitality solutions, has renewed as a Global Partner of Worldchefs.
  • Since 1987, family-led Q Industries has delivered innovative and cost-effective solutions to meet each client’s unique procurement needs.
  • Learn more about Worldchefs partnership opportunities at www.worldchefs.org/partnership.

Paris, 14 of November 2022 – Worldchefs has renewed their longstanding partnership with Q Industries, a market leader in integrated hospitality solutions. Since 1987, family-led Q Industries has delivered products to new hotel and resort openings throughout Asia Pacific and beyond. Following their 5D integrated approach—Discover, Define, Design, Develop, and Deliver—their team collaborates with clients to meet each businesses’ unique procurement needs with innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Headquartered in Singapore, and with offices in Southeast Asia, Q Industries’ extensive range of products can be found in some of the most reputable hospitality establishments all over the world. Their Quantrum Pro range, developed by chefs for chefs, are subjected to heavy duty product testing by their chef brand ambassadors in active professional kitchens. A fully comprehensive range of kitchen OS&E to outfit any professional kitchens from A to Z offers a ‘one stop shop’ to simplify the procurement process.

Q Industries has also ventured into skills development, with Q Industries Vietnam recently building a combined workspace, culinary institute, and restaurant. In providing culinary training, they support the development of the industry workforce, helping to empower the future decision-makers and foster long-term relationship building with the next generation of industry leadership.

Q Industries

“It is an honour and privilege to be part of the Worldchefs organisation as a Global Sponsor,” says Q Industries’ second-generation owner and Executive Director Huilin Quek. “I believe that the synergies between our company and chefs worldwide can be limitless. The organisation brings about valuable relationships internationally to us.”

“Q Industries is a pacesetter in integrated hospitality solutions, bringing creativity, versatility, and compassion to the industry,” says Ragnar Fridriksson, Worldchefs Managing Director. “We so value our collaboration with their team of dedicated hospitality professionals and their commitment to social good.” 

For more information on Q Industries, visit https://qindustries.com.

Grow your brand and business by affiliating with the leading global culinary association. Learn more about Worldchefs partnership opportunities at www.worldchefs.org/partnership.

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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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Dilmah-Worldchefs Partnership Brews Into its Tenth Year

Dilmah-Worldchefs Partnership Brews Into its Tenth Year

Paris, 8 of November 2022 – In a culinary partnership of gastronomic proportions, Dilmah commemorates its decade-long collaboration with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs), celebrating our collective passion in elevating tea and bringing it the recognition it deserves.  

The collaboration which spans ten successful years has seen Dilmah and Worldchefs partnering on many events, including the vastly successful Real High Tea Global Challenge where participants competed in a culinary and sensory adventure to revolve tea around a Seven Star Luxury Tea Experience.

Dilmah will continue its co-operation with chefs around the world, to share the luxury and goodness in tea with chefs and future chefs whilst also developing Dilmah tea gastronomy and tea mixology.

 “With the resurgence of tea and the increased appreciation of tea culture, tea has become a modern must-have experience within the global hospitality industry. We are glad to carry forth this partnership into another year and take tea to newer heights in collaboration with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies. Just as tea has an innate ability to complement gastronomy beautifully, either paired with food, or as an ingredient in food or beverage, our partnership with Worldchefs too is a fruitful partnership evident in the expertise and finesse the accomplished panel of global chefs bring to tea gastronomy, and the manner in which tea as a star ingredient continues to spur them to elevate, include and honour it in their culinary masterpieces to create truly gourmet experiences,” Dilhan C. Fernando, CEO of Dilmah, commented.

Dilmah’s Worldchefs recognised Empower Culinary & Hospitality School is Sri Lanka’s premier culinary and hospitality facility, which creates new avenues and empowers underprivileged and marginalised youth with physical disabilities from rural communities and the plantation sector in Sri Lanka, through education in the fields of gastronomy and hospitality. The four-month culinary course offered by the school, completely free of charge, is equal to the best in the world with visiting international professionals supplementing the Sri Lankan faculty.  

Additionally, the Dilmah School of Tea is the first and only Worldchefs recognised Tea School in the world, and is a programme that seeks to inspire passion in tea through knowledge of the artisanal aspects of the herb amongst hospitality professionals, tea aficionados, and consumers. It is a pioneering tea training course with a programme that has been meticulously developed by our experts and endorsed by Worldchefs, and offers an unmatched standard of education and awareness on the most consumed beverage in the world after water – tea. 

“Our partnership with Dilmah is a fabulous reflection of pursuing the uniqueness of tea and its health benefits and the potential for going beyond the traditional cuppa; in exploring the luxury of terroir in tea with tea gastronomy and mixology, and the use of tea as an ingredient. Dilmah has taken the lead in bringing innovation to the global tea industry and in educating and inspiring hospitality professionals to offer new tea experiences to guests – and Worldchefs is proud to be a part of this, and to recognise an organisation that truly has a passion for our profession,” Thomas A. Gugler, President of the World Association of Chefs’, commented.

Dilmah is pleased to take forward this collaboration designed to inspire passion in tea with a Worldchefs body of ten million chefs; we raise our cuppas to a partnership as strong and energizing as our robust Brilliant Breakfast Tea! 

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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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Invite the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2026 to Your Country: Open for Bidding

  • The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) has opened the bidding process to host the 2026 Worldchefs Congress & Expo
  • The major international event captures the interest of the global culinary community, providing a unique opportunity for countries to showcase their cuisines and chef talent, boost tourism, and build future trade links.
  • Interested parties can download the Call for Interest Package here. The deadline to submit a letter of Interest to host the 2026 Worldchefs Congress & Expo is 15 September 2022. 

Paris, 30 of August 2022 – The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) has opened the bidding process to host the 2026 Worldchefs Congress & Expo

Since 1928, the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo has united a global community of chefs and cross-industry innovators to explore the past, present, and future of the culinary profession. The major international event captures the interest of the global culinary community, providing a unique opportunity for countries to showcase their cuisines and chef talent, boost tourism, and build future trade links.

“This is a thrilling opportunity not to be missed,” says Worldchefs Congress Committee Chairman Andy Cuthbert. “Hosting a Worldchefs Congress increases the prestige and awareness of a country’s culinary traditions and has huge potential for driving tourism. We look forward to reviewing the submissions from our National Chef Association members.”

National Chef Associations representing Worldchefs’ international membership of more than 100 countries are invited to submit a bid to host the Worldchefs Congress & Expo in cooperation with their national tourism and convention bureau. Interested parties can download the Call for Interest Package here, with the below application and decision timeline:

  • 15 September 2022: Deadline to submit a Letter of Interest
  • 30 September 2022: Announcement of short-listed candidates
  • 30 October 2022: Deadline to submit a Bid Application
  • 15 January 2023 (TBC): Date of online voting; Bid Presentation and Final Decision 

Applications are open to active Worldchefs National Association members with the endorsement of their country’s tourism and trade events agency. The winning bid will be determined by a vote by Worldchefs’ members.

Worldchefs Congress & Expo is a hallmark tradition of Worldchefs, and has been organized in 39 cities around the world throughout its 94-year industry-shaping history. The four-day forum brings together delegates from across the five continents to network and expand their professional bonds. The unique program delivers presentations and workshops from leading experts in the hospitality 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 prestigious Global Chefs Challenge culinary competition, an international trade exhibition, and diverse activities to enhance both personal and professional networks.

“Congress brings together chefs from all around the globe. As we begin the bidding process, we hope many member countries seize the chance to bid for this important event,” says Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler. “The culinary world will be watching and waiting for the next great city to host the 2026 Worldchefs Congress & Expo.” The 2024 Worldchefs Congress & Expo will be held in Singapore, hosted by the Singapore Chefs Association. 

To learn more about the bidding process and requirements, download the Call for Interest Package: https://wacs.egnyte.com/fl/HOVMZuHcKK.

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ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a federation made up of 110 national chef associations. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries years of history since its founding in 1928 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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