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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.

For press and media inquiries
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Food Tech Start-up BOTINKIT Becomes Worldchefs Trusted Brand

  • Worldchefs has welcomed the award-winning food tech innovator BOTINKIT as a Global Partner.
  • Recognized as a Worldchefs Trusted Brand, the Shenzhen based start-up was founded in 2021 with a vision to create the world’s first robot-based digital food ecosystem.
  • BOTINKIT is delivering a revolutionary cooking experience, reimagining food-making and food-sharing with advanced technologies and innovative design via their products BOTINKIT ROBOT, BOTINKIT GALLERY and BOTINKIT BOTA.

Paris, 10 of August 2022 – Worldchefs has welcomed food tech innovator BOTINKIT as a Global Partner. Recognized as a Worldchefs Trusted Brand, the Shenzhen based start-up was founded in 2021 with a vision to create the world’s first robot-based digital food ecosystem.Their award-winning products provide an all-in-one solution to growing restaurant brands and home consumers, using robot design, chemistry, and algorithms to deliver a revolutionary cooking experience.

BOTINKIT logo

Named after “Robot in Kitchen”, BOTINKIT aims to digitize food-making and food-sharing by combining robotics, flavor, and technique. Using advanced technologies, BOTINKIT products help chefs and gourmets to achieve a simpler, smarter, and healthier cooking experience.The latest development, MAX Robot, is the third generation cooking robot launched by BOTINKIT. Built with the powerful BOTIN Gallery console, this robot can automatically heat up to 300℃, and 16 different seasonings can be precisely added into the pot without any help from human beings.

BOTINKIT is reimagining recipe development, inspiring food creativity from global talents and delivering a new frontier in tele-cooking. Their innovations allow for the easy and fast transfer of recipes and cooking process to anywhere, any time. BOTINKIT’s CEO Shirley Chen believes in the great potential of robotics to transform the traditional kitchen, with cost reduction and increased efficiency just the starting points. BOTINKIT sees a whole new food scene on the horizon made possible by technology.

In 2022, BOTINKIT won three major design awards, the A’ Design Silver, Gold MUSE Design Award and iLuxury Awards. The A’ Design Competition is the world’s leading annual international design competition, recognized by ICOGRADA and the European Design Association BEDA.The MUSE Design Awards is one of the most influential international awards in the field of creative design in the world, organized by International Awards Associates (IAA), a time-honored international awards association. The iLuxury Awards was also created by the IAA as a benchmark for seeking out the best brands that sets itself apart from the mainstream.

Seamlessly combining the latest technology, BOTINKIT ROBOT, BOTINKITGALLERY, and BOTINKIT BOTA are focused on user experience and product reliability. BOTINKIT ROBOT’s hardware ensures the efficiency of dish delivery. The software content platform system, BOTINKIT GALLERY, is the “brain” of the robot. Together, the software and hardware terminal is formed to digitally presentthe process, create the dish, and reproduce it across time and regional constraints.

BOTINKIT BOTA, an online robot, can analyze the operational data of catering companies in real time and provide guidance to improve operations.Through the combination of these three products, BOTINKIT is providing customers with a holistic solutions to improve their business from flavor to efficiency.

“Worldchefs is committed to helping culinary professionals navigate an ever-changing industry landscape with the latest technology, skills, andinformation to thrive,” says Ragnar Fridriksson,Worldchefs Managing Director. “We look forward to an exciting collaboration and to the many innovations to come from BOTINKIT.”

Learn more about BOTINKIT’s innovative technology at www.botinkit.com.

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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.

For press and media inquiries
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Worldchefs Academy Launches Free E-Learning Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals Course

  • Worldchefs Academy (www.worldchefsacademy.com) has expanded their course offerings, adding Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals to the line-up of free courses available for chefs around the world and at any stage of their career.
  • The e-learning version of Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals was created by Worldchefs Feed the Planet initiative, powered by Electrolux Food Foundation and Custom Culinary, and includes eight lessons to help learners deepen their knowledge of sustainable culinary methods.
  • Graduates receive a Worldchefs certificate and digital credential in the form of a digital badge, an important way to make skills visible whenseeking employment in professional kitchens or demonstrating commitment to the sustainability movement.

Paris, 13 of July 2022 – Worldchefs Academy has expanded their course offerings, adding Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals to the line-up of free courses available for chefs around the world and at any stage of their career. The online course includes eight lessons to help learners engage with key themes and deepen their knowledge of sustainable culinary methods.

The e-learning version of Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals was created by Worldchefs Feed the Planet initiative, powered by Electrolux Food Foundation and Custom Culinary, with the support of content advisors of culinary educators and experts around the globe.

Course AdvisorsTitleCountry
Anne McBrideDeputy Director of the Torribera Mediterranean Center (TMC)Italy
Chris KoetkeChairman of Worldchefs Feed the Planet & Sustainability CommitteeUSA
Clinton MonchukExecutive Director of the Farm & Food Care SaskatchewanCanada
Daniel Schweizer CEC, CCA, WCECExecutive Chef at Goddard Catering Group, Vice President ACF Jamaica Chapter, and Member of Worldchefs Feed the Planet & Sustainability CommitteeJamaica
Jihan SahawnihCulinary Professor at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and Member of Worldchefs Feed the Planet & Sustainability CommitteeJordan
Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D, CHE, CRCProfessor and Director at Drexel UniversityUSA
Kelly DaynardExecutive Director of Farm & Food Care OntarioCanada
Richard YoungDirector of the Frontier Energy Food Service Technology Center Frontier Energy, Inc.USA
Rodrigo Duarte-Casar, MScLecturer at the School of Gastronomía Universidad Técnica de ManabíEcuador
Sheila A. BowmanSeafood Watch Manager of Culinary Initiatives at the Monterey Bay AquariumUSA
Shonah Chalmers CCC, BSc, WCCE Culinary Professor at Humber College and Vice Chairwoman of Worldchefs Feed the Planet & Sustainability CommitteeCanada
Terence Keith JenkinsonHead of Culinary Arts at Silver Spoon Hospitality AcademyNamibia
Vincent DoumeizelVice President of Food Beverage and Sustainability for Lloyd’s Register FoundationFrance

The curriculum teaches chefs how to think and act sustainably, with modules on the Big Picture, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Seafood, Energy, Water, Waste Management, and Sustainable Nutrition. Upon completion of the course, participants are equipped with the theory required to complete an online assessment, and receive a Worldchefs certificate and digital credential in the form of a digital badge – an important way to make skills visible when seeking employment in professional kitchens or demonstrating commitment to the sustainability movement.

“Whether you are learning the basics needed to start a career in culinary arts or expanding your knowledge on sustainability, Worldchefs Academy provides important tools for career development,” says Ragnar Fridriksson, Worldchefs Managing Director. “Beyond skills, the Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals course empowers chefs to take action for people and planet, helping chefs to harness ‘the power of the white jacket’ and take on their responsibility to share healthy and sustainable habits with the many people they feed.”

Ingrid Mellstig, Head of Electrolux Food Foundation, says “we can all learn to make informed decisions about what to cook and eat. It is extra cool when knowledgable chefs lead the way to sustainable food habits. As a Feed the Planet partner, we are very proud of this initiative.”

Worldchefs Academy launched the flagship Pre-Commis Chef Training Program and mobile app in 2018 with the support of Nestlé Professional and the Pro Gastronomia Foundation. Offering culinary education for aspiring chefs that may not have the means, mobility, or flexibility to attend full-time culinary school, the Pre-Commis Chef course is designed to prepare students for their first job in professional kitchen. The program also links to Worldchefs Global Culinary Certification opportunities and is intended to be the first step on the culinary career pathway.

Learners can now access both the Pre-Commis Chef Training Program and Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals through the Worldchefs Academy online portal: www.worldchefsacademy.com. Participants can learn through the web-based platform or via the mobile app offering an offline study mode. By connecting to the internet when it is available, they can download the course via the mobile app and study at any time, with or without internet access. Then they go back online when ready to complete the final assessment.

The Pre-Commis Chef Training Program is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Italian, German, and Mandarin. The Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals Course is available in English with additional languages to follow.

“For us at Worldchefs, it is important to give aspiring chefs the foundation for a proper learning system that is available to all,” says Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler. “On behalf of the Worldchefs Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate all the volunteers and our wondering sponsors who helped to bring this educational opportunity to chefs around the world. We are proud to provide the resources to help prepare our industry for a better future,” says Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler.

The Worldchefs Academy mobile app can be downloaded on both the App Store and Google Play, and at www.worldchefsacademy.com.

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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.

For press and media inquiries
communications@worldchefs.org

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Leading Sustainable Seafood Innovator Forever Oceans Joins as Worldchefs Trusted Brand Partner

  • Forever Oceans, a Seafood Source Top 25 Seafood Innovator in sustainable aquaculture, has signed a new partnership as a Worldchefs Trusted Brand Partner. 
  • The US-headquartered company ocean-raises sustainable finfish through advanced technologies, with a research and technology facility in Hawaii and operations off the coasts of Brazil, Panama, and Indonesia.
  • Forever Oceans™ Kanpachi (also known as Amberjack or long-fin yellowtail) is rich in Omega 3 and vitamin D, with a unique, buttery flavor. The partnership will help to inform chefs on sustainable aquaculture practices and the versatile culinary applications of Forever Oceans products.

Paris, 29 of June 2022 – Forever Oceans, a leading innovator in sustainable aquaculture, has signed a new partnership with Worldchefs as an Official Partner and Trusted Brand. The US-headquartered company raises sustainable seafood through advanced technologies, with a research and technology facility in Hawaii, and operations in Brazil, Panama, and Indonesia. 

Named to the Top 25 Seafood Innovators list in September 2021 by Seafood Source, Forever Oceans fish are reared in deep-ocean automated enclosures using a patented single-point mooring system that naturally orients each enclosure within the ocean current to optimize fish and environmental health. Combining biology, aquaculture, and technology, the Forever Oceans approach incorporates artificial intelligence and robotics to constantly monitor water quality and fish health to limit human interaction and reduce environmental risks.

Forever Oceans is committed to conservation and the support of local economies. Working with the local fishing community to source broodstock, Forever Oceans only ocean-raises fish endemic to the areas where they operate. In January 2022, Forever Oceans struck a landmark agreement with Brazil, representing the largest offshore concession ever given for sustainable marine aquaculture. Totaling 64,200 hectares, the development is expected to generate over 500 jobs over the next eight years, and “set the country on the path to the development of sustainable marine aquaculture,” said Brazil’s Secretary of Aquaculture and Fisheries Jorge Seif Júnior. 

Forever Oceans™ Kanpachi is a highly versatile finfish with a unique, buttery flavor. The fish is a natural protein and an excellent source of Omega 3s.

Trusted Brand Sustainable aquaculture
Forever Oceans™ Kanpachi (Amberjack) grow healthy and contaminant free in offshore enclosures.

Forever Oceans maintains a Culinary Board of over forty prominent chefs including Mark Allison and Rick Moonen. The company’s fish has been sampled and praised by other chefs including Jose Andres, Andrew Zimmern, Rick Bayless, Eric Ripert, and Jaques Pepin. The partnership with Worldchefs will help to educate chefs on sustainable aquaculture, responsible sourcing, and the diverse culinary applications of Forever Oceans™ Kanpachi.

“Forever Oceans has always been a leader in forming relationships with the culinary community, so our new association with World Chefs is a natural,” says Monica H. San Miguel, Chief Marketing Officer for the company. “Our sashimi-grade fish is both sustainably delicious and versatile for multiple menu applications. We look forward to sharing our fish with chefs in the U.S. and around the world.”

“Forever Oceans takes pride in providing healthy, delicious, sustainable fish, with a strong commitment to both people and planet.” says Ragnar Fridriksson, Managing Director of Worldchefs. “We are proud to welcome Forever Oceans as a Worldchefs Trusted Brand and look forward to working together to help chefs make the right choice when it comes to sustainable sourcing.”

Learn more about Forever Oceans at www.foreveroceans.com and hear from award-winning chef Mark Allison, Forever Oceans’ Corporate Executive Chef and former Dean of Johnson and Wales, on Episode 60 of World on a Plate.

Photo Credit: Forever Oceans

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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.

For press and media inquiries
communications@worldchefs.org

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Worldchefs to Host a Virtual Side-Event at UN Ocean Conference

Worldchefs to Host a Virtual Side-Event at UN Ocean Conference

  • Worldchefs has been granted special accreditation to host a virtual side-event as part of the UN Ocean Conference. Co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, the UN Ocean Conference comes at a critical time as the world is seeking to address many of the deep-rooted problems of our societies laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic. To mobilize action, the Conference will seek to propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.
  • The 28 June side-event will explore how hospitality professionals can promote sustainable seafood consumption. Entitled Solutions for Food Services: Sustainable Seafood Consumption, the 30-minute expert-led discussion will cover topics around ocean pollution, overfishing, and non-sustainable aquaculture from the perspective of chefs. Free registration and more information on the event are available at https://worldchefs.org/event/sustainability-around-the-world-20/.
  • Worldchefs Feed the Planet initiative promotes Goal 14 through various projects, notably Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals, with a dedicated module on Seafood. The free e-learning course is recently launched on Worldchefs Academy, powered by Electrolux Food Foundation and Custom Culinary: https://worldchefsacademy.com/.

Paris, 21 of June 2022 – Worldchefs has been granted special accreditation to host a virtual side-event as part of the UN Ocean Conference. The hybrid Conference, 27 June to 1 July in Lisbon, Portugal, is organized under the overarching theme “Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions.” Co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, the UN Ocean Conference comes at a critical time as the world is seeking to address many of the deep-rooted problems of our societies laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic and which will require major structural transformations and common shared solutions that are anchored in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UN Ocean Conference
UN Ocean Conference

Human activities are placing the health of the ocean in peril. According to the World Meteorological Organization’s State of the Global Climate in 2021 report, sea level rise, ocean heat, ocean acidification and greenhouse gas concentrations set new records in 2021. Additionally, marine pollution is increasing at an alarming rate, and if current trends continue, more than half of the world’s marine species may be all but extinct by 2100. To mobilize action, the Conference will seek to propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.

Coinciding with the 20th episode of the Sustainability Around the World webcast, Worldchefs’ 28 June side-event will explore how hospitality professionals can promote sustainable seafood consumption. Entitled Solutions for Food Services: Sustainable Seafood Consumption, the 30-minute expert-led discussion will cover topics around ocean pollution, overfishing, and non-sustainable aquaculture from the perspective of chefs. Sheila Bowman, Seafood Watch Manager of Culinary Initiatives at Monterey Bay Aquarium, will share insights on her team’s research and its potential use for culinary professionals. Registration is free and open at https://worldchefs.org/event/sustainability-around-the-world-20/.

UN Ocean Conference
UN Ocean Conference

Sustainability Around the World is part of Worldchefs Feed the Planet initiative, inspiring sustainable food consumption among communities and culinary professionals. Founded by Worldchefs, Feed the Planet is run in partnership with Electrolux Food Foundation and AIESEC. Feed the Planet promotes the SDGs through various projects, and Goal 14 most notably through the Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals online course and curriculum, with a dedicated module on Seafood. The free e-learning course was recently launched on Worldchefs Academy, powered by Electrolux Food Foundation and Custom Culinary: https://worldchefsacademy.com/.

“Producing sustainable, nutritious foods and fighting climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and chefs have an important role to play,” says Worldchefs President, Thomas Gugler. “We at Worldchefs believe that chefs have the power to make a real impact in their communities, and that ‘the power of the white jacket’ can help to change the way people eat, think, and share. We are honored to participate in the UN Oceans Conference to help mobilize action towards SDG 14.”

More information on the UN Ocean Conference is available at www.un.org/en/conferences/ocean2022.

For live updates, follow @worldchefs on Instagram and @WACSworldchefs on Twitter and Facebook, and follow the Conference hashtags #SaveOurOcean and #UNOC2022.

Photo credit: Joanna Smart, World Ocean Day Competition 2020

Banner photo credit: Beth Watson, World Ocean Day Competition 2016

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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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Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler Presents Humanitarian Award and Launches Millennium Humanitarian Event in Frankfurt

Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler Presents Humanitarian Award and Launches Millennium Humanitarian Event in Frankfurt

It was the most spectacular gathering with over 100,000 people in attendance as World Association of Chefs Societies (Worldchefs) President Thomas Gugler, CEO Bernd Breiter, BigCityBeats and European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut Matthias Maurer joined together in Frankfurt, Germany at the Space Club Kitchen to launch the millennium humanitarian event.

L to R Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler, Bernd Breiter CEO BigCityBeats & Matthias Maurer ESA Astronaut

During the celebration, Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler presented Bernd Breiter with the Worldchefs Humanitarian Award in recognition for his efforts and contributions toward this unprecedented global initiative for humanity in the universal languages of music and cuisine.

Humanitarian
Humanitarian

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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 recognising 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 press and media inquiries
communications@worldchefs.org

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39th Worldchefs Congress & Expo: United Professionals Rise Together

39th Worldchefs Congress & Expo: United Professionals Rise Together

  • The 39th Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 was held in Abu Dhabi from 30 May to 2 June.
  • One of the largest chef gatherings globally since the pandemic, the highly anticipated event welcomed international industry professionals from over seventy countries for a four-day event addressing the current challenges and future needs of the industry.
  • In collaboration with the 25th Emirates International Salon Culinaire, the Expo brought together more than 5,200 attendees and 347 companies to showcase food, drink, equipment, services, skills, and education.

Paris, 15 of June 2022 – A hallmark industry tradition since 1928, Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 concluded last week following four days of industry networking, educational workshops, and expert-led sessions on the future of hospitality. The biennial event, held this year in the United Arab Emirates, drew attendees from around the globe to the nation’s capital. The event ran from 30 May to 2 June at the award-winning Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

One of the largest chef gatherings globally since the COVID-19 pandemic, the highly anticipated event welcomed international industry professionals from over seventy countries under the banner of Rise Together. The 2022 Worldchefs Congress & Expo saw strong attendance reflecting its international mandate and membership, with 44 percent of delegates from the Middle East and Africa regions, 33 percent traveling from Europe, 15 percent from Asia, and 8 percent from the Americas. The diverse career profiles of attendees were led by 67% professional chefs, followed by F&B managers and owners (16%), industry procurement professionals (11%), and distribution and supply experts (6%).

The four-day line-up included expert speakers, the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum, intense culinary competition at the Global Chefs Challenge arena, and the region’s singular HORECA sector trade exposition featuring global brands.

New Titleholder of World’s Best Chef

A highlight at the 2022 Worldchefs Congress & Expo, the Global Chefs Challenge brought together the world’s top chefs and emerging culinary talent to test their skills on a global stage. Representing their respective countries and culinary teams, the world’s most promising chefs gave their best in the competition kitchens and at the judging table. The full competition results and ranking have been announced.

Chef Marco Tomasi of Italy now holds the title of Worlds Best Chef. Italy, Singapore, and Norway won Gold in the Global Chefs Challenge Final’s three competition categories: Global Chefs Challenge, the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, and the Global Young Chefs Challenge.

World-Class Expo: Emirates International Salon Culinaire

In collaboration with the 25th Emirates International Salon Culinaire (ExpoCulinaire), the Worldchefs Congress & Expo brought together more than 5,200 ExpoCulinaire attendees and 347 companies to showcase food, drink, equipment, services, skills, and education.

A Resounding Success

The 2022 Worldchefs Congress & Expo marks the second hosting efforts by the Emirates Culinary Guild (ECG), having hosted the 2008 Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Dubai. “It means everything to us,” says Uwe Micheel, President of the Emirates Culinary Guild. “I think we have the most important scene this year. When we say Rise Together, it is at the same time about sustainability, about the foods of the future, which is so important to us in the years to come. But when you speak to our friends here, the most important part of this event is to see everyone again, to be together.”

“For the Young Chefs here at Congress, it is very special,” says Alan Orreal, Chairman of the Young Chef Development Committee. “The Young Chefs that come to Congress have an extraordinary passport to the culture of any city that we go to. They are coming out with a renewed sense of information and learning about what they’ve been doing. Congress is a forum for the conversations that we have to listen to as an industry, and we’re trying to give Young Chefs the tools that they need so they can move forward successfully.”

Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler extended a heartfelt thank you to all the participants. “After nearly four years, having so many chefs and culinarians from all around the world back here with us in Abu Dhabi is amazing. We’ve seen so many nice happy faces,” he remarks. “You can see the excitement, the smile, and the hunger to exchange the last four-year experiences with our colleagues and friends. We are so proud that so many made it here to Abu Dhabi despite all the difficulties we are still going through.” Gugler proudly presented the Worldchefs 2022 Awards, Medals & Recognitions to members, sponsors and partners at the event for their outstanding efforts and contributions to Worldchefs.

Day 1 – Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 – Welcome by H.E Mariam bint Mohammed Al Mheiri

“It was a 360-degree Congress,” says Ragnar Fridriksson, Worldchefs Managing Director. Planning has already begun for the next biennial Congress, taking place in Singapore in 2024. Chef Eric Neo, President of the Singapore Chefs’ Association, says “This is a milestone for the Singapore Chefs’ Association. Singapore was the first country in Asia to host the Worldchefs Congress in 1990 and it made history. Since then, Singapore has changed so much, especially in the world of food & beverage. We believe we have a lot to offer the world of chefs with our culinary scene and heritage, and we cannot wait to show them what we have.”

For the latest updates from Worldchefs, visit www.worldchefs.org.

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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 recognising 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 President Presents 2022 Awards, Medals and Recognitions

Worldchefs President Presents 2022 Awards, Medals and Recognitions

Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler proudly presented the Worldchefs 2022 Awards, Medals & Recognitions to Members, Sponsors and Partners for their outstanding efforts and contributions to Worldchefs over the past 2 years. All recipients were acknowledged at the General Meeting and Gala Dinner during Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. See Worldchefs Medals & Awards                                     

The Humanitarian Award was also presented by President Thomas Gugler to Bernd Breiter in Frankfurt, Germany onthe BigCityBeats Stage at the World Space Club Kitchen. More details to  follow.

2022 Awards, Medals & Recognitions

Humanitarian Award: Bernd Breiter, World Space Club Kitchen

Education Award: Benny Dong (China) and Roxy Ji (China)

Communication Award: Georg Detroy, AMT World’s Best Pan  

Lifetime Achievement Award: Gert Klozke (Sweden)

Escoffier Award: Anton Mosimann (Switzerland)

President Award: Andrey Magaletskiy (Ukraine)

Partnership Award: Koppert Cress

Partnership Award: HUG AG

Young Chefs Development Award: Nestle Professional

Sustainability Partnership Award: Electrolux

Worldchefs Honorary Lifetime Judge: Hilmar Bragi Jonsson (Iceland)

Worldchefs Honorary Judge Recognition: Bernd Uber (Australia) and Iztok Legat (Slovenia)

President’s Medals were also presented to Maria Shramko (Iceland/Ukraine), Josephine Cuthbert (UAE), Gunther-Heinz Zucchelli (Austria), Zoran Miskovic (Serbia), Dimuthu Kumarasinghe (Sri Lanka), Khandsuren Natsag (Mongolia), Teodor Stoleru (Romania), Ahmad Shafiq (Pakistan), Hossam Soliman (Egypt), Wajdy Al Ghabban (Saudi Arabia), Kurt Scheller (Poland), Elia Nora Rodriguez (Venezuela), Veselina Slavcheva (Bulgaria), Joumana Dammous Salame (Lebanon), Tom Atle Steffensen (Norway), Adrijana Alacki (Macedonia), Andres Atapoma in Memorium (Peru), Hazel Mulberry (Scotland), Jugesh Arora (India), Wolfgang Roessler in Memorium (Canada) and Stefan Bercea (Romania).

President Thomas Gugler extended a “Heartfelt Congratulations to all the 2022 Recipients! Thank you to everyone for your ongoing contributions to Worldchefs and our global society.”

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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 recognising 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 press and media inquiries
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Worldchefs Welcomes Smile Kitchen Academy for Culinary Arts as Education Partner

Worldchefs Welcomes Smile Kitchen Academy for Culinary Arts as Education Partner

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  • One of Palestine’s leading private schools, Smile Kitchen Academy for Culinary Arts, has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner.
  • Smile Kitchen Academy has been accepted as a Recognized School and is a part the landmark Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program officially recognizing educational institutions with a commitment to the highest standards in culinary education.
  • Located in the Gaza Strip, Smile Kitchen Academy’s diploma degree is one of five recognized programs in the region. The double degree is awarded by Smile Kitchen Academy and the University of Gaza and is recognized by the Palestinian Association of Chefs.
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Paris, 14 of June 2022 – Smile Kitchen Academy for Culinary Arts, a leading private school in Palestine, has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner. The partnership unites Smile Kitchen Academy with an international network of hospitality educators leading the future of culinary education and training.

Accepted as a Worldchefs Recognized School, Smile Kitchen Academy 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.

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Smile Kitchen Academy was established in 2017 by Chef Noor Albatta as the first and only culinary school in the Gaza Strip. Since its founding, more than 1500 students have graduated with training in the culinary arts, management, and entrepreneurship. The Smile Kitchen Academy diploma is a double degree program awarded by Smile Kitchen Academy and the University of Gaza and is recognized by the Palestinian Association of Chefs.

Smile Kitchen Academy also provides opportunities and training for students interested in entering the world of international culinary competitions. In 2019, the first Smile Kitchen Talent culinary competition was held in Gaza with the participation of 75 chefs. In 2021, Smile Kitchen participated in an international competition in Dubai with four students awarded five medals. In 2022, Smile Kitchen participated in the Egypt Culinary Cup with five students, winning eleven medals including two gold.

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“Worldchefs is proud to welcome Smile Kitchen Academy for Culinary Arts as an Education Partner. One of just five programs in the region recognized for excellence in culinary education by Worldchefs, Smile Kitchen Academy is a tremendous resource for culinary students and emerging talent to enter the industry” says John Clancy, Worldchefs Education Director. “Together we share a vision of preparing the future leaders of the industry and helping to take their skills global.”

To learn more about Smile Kitchen Academy for Culinary Arts and 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 recognising 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 press and media inquiries
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The 39th biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 arrives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The 39th biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 arrives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi , 24 May 2022 – The 39th biennial Worldchefs Congress celebrates the association’s 94 year history with huge anticipation, with a stellar line-up of iconic speakers, intense culinary action with the world final of the Global Chefs Challenge, extensive Education sessions and a spectacular Expo (ExpoCulinaire) with exhibitors from around the world running alongside the 25th Emirates International Salon Culinaire plus the team based African Culinary Cup.  Her Excellency Mariam Almheiri – Minister of Climate Change and Environment will attend as Keynote Speaker for the Conference.

Taking place from 30th May to 2nd June at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, the event will finally take place after 4 long years – since the last Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia after which the 2020 edition in Saint Petersburg, Russia was cancelled.  The Emirates Culinary Guild and the Department of Culture and Tourism, represented by Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau have worked tirelessly with Worldchefs to ‘rise together’ and reignite the global culinary network of chefs and industry experts.

Thomas Gugler, President of Worldchefs, said “The Worldchefs Congress is about to happen, it’s a time when inspiration, innovation, networking and education become our main ingredients. The Congress committee has been more determined than ever to create a meaningful and comprehensive programme and a way to bring the world together”.  The Worldchefs Association has a membership of 105 countries and is committed to uniting the global community and cross-industry innovators to explore the past, present, and future of the culinary trade.

Andy Cuthbert, Chairman of the WorldChefs Congress Committee shared, “We have themed the Congress RISE TOGETHER to honour the hospitality sector in 2022, which has been through so much.  Our resilience has kept us going and our diverse mix of speakers and activities, who will inspire the chef of today, whether you have been in the industry for 30 years, or just two years. The wait is over – it is time to network, upskill and learn as a global community again.”

The Worldchefs Congress and Expo constitute a multitude of components, all of which will bring knowledge and excitement to Abdu Dhabi and the UAE.  There is a world class Conference, a trio of international competitions that happening under one roof for the first time anywhere in the world, more than 25 certified free education sessions, and an Expo that is the only trade and education event dedicated to foodservice in the country.  Market leaders such as Electrolux Professional, Nestle Professional, Iffco out of Home, Unilever Food Solutions and Violife have made significant sponsorship efforts as they support the future of restaurant equipment, food products and skills – all essential elements to keep Abu Dhabi and the UAE as a pioneer in Hospitality. 

Majed Alsabagh, Vice President of the Emirates Culinary Guild and President of the Syrian Culinary Guild has been actively promoting the Worldchefs Congress for several years and commented “when Abu Dhabi won the bid to host Worldchefs Congress 2022, it was a thrilling moment for the UAE and the Emirates Culinary Guild. We carry great pride in welcoming the world to our nation’s capital city, celebrating the creativity, passion and talents of gastronomy from all corners of the world.”

Gastronomy and restaurants are a fundamental part of any tourist experience.  Tourism continues to play a major role in the GDP of the country. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council the direct contribution of UAE Travel & Tourism in 2019 was AED180.4bn, 11.6% of the total economy with employment accounting for 1 in 10 jobs.

Joanne Cook, CEO of Purple Kitchen Events is the Organiser of Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022.  “Focusing on culinary art, competitions, skills, learning, training, products and equipment driven by the inspirational passion and creativity of chefs is certain to have a positive impact on the tourism industry.  The tourism sector is crucial to the UAE, we must continue to lead and to capture the imagination of the hospitality industry.” said Cook.

Congress delegates will enjoy evening networking events at the renovated Erth Hotel and at ADNEC’s Al Maa’red Ballroom.  The two venues have worked closely with the Worldchefs Organizing Committee to ensure unique dining experiences that both celebrate Emirati tradition but also give contemporary interpretations on modern local cuisine.  It can be stated with confidence, that Abu Dhabi will have the world on it’s plate next week.

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About Worldchefs

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, Worldchefs in short, is a dynamic global network of more than 100 chefs associations, representing culinary professionals at all levels and across all specialties.  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 a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. We accomplish these goals through education, training and professional development of our membership. www.worldchefs.org

About ExpoCulinaire

Now in its 3rd year, the annual exhibition is the host to the 25nd Emirates International Salon Culinaire. It moved from Sharjah to Abu Dhabi in 2022 to become the ‘Expo’ component of the Worldchefs Congress & Expo.   Education/training, food, equipment and services for the catering industry are on display over 4 days for trade professionals and culinary students to see, touch, taste and try. www.expoculinaire.com

About Global Chefs Challenge

Selected through top performance at the Culinary World Cup and Global Chefs Challenge Regional Semi-Finals, qualifying teams will go to head to head at the Global Chef Challenge Final. Here, the best and brightest convene to show mastery in the culinary arts.  Representing their respective countries, forty culinary teams comprising the most promising chefs from across the globe will compete for gold.  Four days of intense competitions will see the World’s emerging culinary talent test their skills and give their best as they fight for the title. The Global Chefs Challenge Finals includes three specialized competition categories: the Global Chefs Challenge, the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, and the Global Young Chefs Challenge.  Register for free now, to see who will take home the prized trophy and title of Worlds Best Chefwww.globalchefschallenge.org/gcc_qualification

About The Emirates International Salon Culinaire

The Emirates International Salon Culinaire is the largest single-entry chefs’ competition in the world. Structured as a series of practical and display-based culinary challenges or ‘classes’, this globally renowned annual contest gauges the diversity of entrants cooking skills and pushes the boundaries of modern day food preparation and presentation.  Evaluated by a panel of 30 international experts and mandated by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), the Salon Culinaire provides credible industry recognition to more than a thousand master chefs, pastry chefs, cooks and bakers. The salon serves to inspire and encourage young chefs to continue striving for ever upward improvement in their daily work practice. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and certificates are awarded to those competitors whose exhibits, in the opinion of the judges, have reached the commensurate international standard. In addition to the medal awards, there are special trophies awarded to individuals who have attained excellence at the competition in their particular field: gastronomy; bakery/pastry; artistic – and a new award designed to encourage the development of Arabic cuisine.

Website: www.emiratesculinaryguild.net

About the African Culinary Cup

6th African Culinary Cup 2022 – This prestigious competition, endorsed by Worldchefs, brings together African National Culinary Teams from Ghana, South Africa, Namibia, Qatar, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.  These diverse young chefs will compete against each other in the culinary competition highlighting the ethnic cuisine from each country. 

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