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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.

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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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Worldchefs Welcomes Victorinox as Global and Official Chefs Knives Partner

Worldchefs Welcomes Victorinox as Global and Official Chefs Knives Partner

  • Victorinox AG, the makers of the original Swiss Army Knife and producer of high-quality household and professional knives, watches, travel gear and fragrances, has joined Worldchefs as a Global Partner and The Official Chefs Knives Partner.
  • Victorinox’s multifaceted range of Household and Professional Knives currently comprises 600 different products for virtually any application in private households, professional kitchens and butchers.
  • More than 20 million household and professional knives are produced every year at the company’s headquarters in Ibach, Switzerland. Bearing the famous “Swiss made” label, they are popular export products around the world.
  • Victorinox will be present at the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 event, taking place in Abu Dhabi, from 30 May to 2 June.

Paris, 23 of May 2022 – Victorinox AG, the makers of the “Original Swiss Army Knife” and producer of high-quality household and professional knives, watches, travel gear and fragrances, has joined Worldchefs as a Global Partner and The Official Chefs Knives Partner. Victorinox is a global family-run company that is now being managed by a member of the family’s fourth generation. The firmly anchored brand values of innovation, quality, iconic design and functionality are always taken into consideration when designing new products.

Victorinox’s know-how in the highly accurate processing of steel is also used in the Household and Professional Knives division. The multifaceted range currently comprises 600 different products for virtually any application in private households, professional kitchens and butchers. Besides the well-established high Victorinox quality, the criteria of ergonomics and manageability are key factors for this product range. The knives also meet the highest design standards.

Showcasing the unique durability of Swiss stainless steel all Victorinox knives will stand up to the most intense workloads in the world’s busiest kitchens. Softer in composition so easy to sharpen, this specialist stainless steel is corrosion resistant. Plus it delivers impressive blade cutting power. Ergonomically advanced, each blade is perfectly balanced to instill absolute confidence when handling every ingredient.

In this regard, the high standards that top chefs place on themselves and their dishes also apply to their equipment. In addition to choice ingredients and extraordinary recipe ideas, the right set of tools are key to good preparation. World-class chefs such as Nenad Mlinarevic, who was named Swiss Chef of the Year 2016 and has 18 Gault Millau points, is a firm believer of working with Victorinox knives. “A Victorinox knife was the first knife I held in my hands when I was 16 years old and starting my training. So I feel a special bond with this brand. These knives have been an authentic part of my journey so far”. Read more about his ambition and passion and get inspired!

Victorinox products are available in the company’s flagship stores and via a comprehensive network of subsidiaries and distributors in more than 120 countries. The stores are situated in attractive locations, such as Zurich, Lucerne, Geneva, Cologne, London, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The stores allow visitors to experience the entire range of products in a welcoming environment and experienced sales staff is happy to assist in everything from the newest products and innovations to best sellers.

Victorinox will also be present at the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo, taking place in Abu Dhabi, from 30 May to 2 June 2022. The reunion event for the most influential culinary body worldwide and world leading trade fair is not to be missed. Registration for Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 is open now at www.worldchefscongress.org/register.

ABOUT VICTORINOX

Victorinox AG is a worldwide operating family business, which today is run in the fourth generation. The headquarter of the company is located in Ibach, canton Schwyz, in the heart of Switzerland. This is where the founder of the company Karl Elsener I set up his cutlery business back in 1884 and, a few years later, designed the legendary «Original Swiss Army Knife». Meanwhile, the company produces not only the world-famous pocket knives, but also high-quality household and professional knives, watches, travel gear and fragrances. In 2005, the company took over Wenger SA in Delémont. The Wenger pocket knives were integrated into the Victorinox range in 2013, so that the Wenger product portfolio today consists of watches and travel gear. Products are available online, in own stores as well as via a widespread network of subsidiaries and distributors in more than 120 countries. In 2021, the company with its more than 2 100 employees generated sales of CHF 408 million.  

Victorinox guarantees all knives and tools to be of first-class stainless steel. Since environmental protection and sustainability are part of the Victorinox DNA, their products are made for life. Each item has a lifetime guarantee against any defects in material and workmanship. Victorinox prides itself on more than 135 years of experience in the manufacturing of high-quality knives in Switzerland.

For more information please visit www.victorinox.com

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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Electrolux Professional Renews as a Worldchefs Premium Partner

Electrolux Professional Renews as a Worldchefs Premium Partner

  • Electrolux Professional has renewed as Worldchefs Premium Partner, continuing a longstanding collaboration centered around the Art & Science Come Together program.
  • Art & Science Come Together will expand to include the development of a digital resource centre hosted by Worldchefs.
  • Leveraging resources in new ways, the partnership will deliver key skills to culinary professionals and build resilience in the industry. 

Paris, 16 of May 2022 – Electrolux Professional has renewed as Worldchefs Premium Partner. Celebrating 120 years of tradition, experience, and innovation, Electrolux Professional has been at forefront in offering sustainable, ergonomic, and customer-friendly solutions. The Worldchefs partnership renewal marks the continuation of a longstanding collaboration centered around the Art & Science Come Together program.

Launched in 2014, Art & Science Come Together aims to combine the culinary creativity of professional chefs with the specialized knowledge and technology of the leading manufacturer’s commercial cooking solutions. Designed to empower chefs to operate more efficiently, profitably, and sustainably to the highest standards of the industry, Art & Science Come Together helps kitchens across the globe to develop more streamlined cooking processes.

Through a series of hands-on workshops, the Art & Science program has brought chefs together at worldwide Electrolux Centers of Excellence to explore innovations in culinary technology. With varying themes from Barbecue and Sous-Vide to Ergonomics and Hygiene, each workshop focuses on how chefs can cut food waste, build a leaner workflow, and optimize efficiency to reduce stress within the kitchen environment.

The chef-centered program will enter a new phase with the partnership renewal, including the development of a digital Art & Science Come Together resource centre hosted by Worldchefs. Response to the needs of chefs and consumers, the partnership’s strategic direction will provide culinary professionals with the tools and skills to navigate an ever-shifting post-COVID reality and build resilience in the industry. 

“Worldchefs is proud to renew our partnership with Electrolux Professional. Their inclusive, chef-centric approach to innovation, continuous push for excellence, and bold sustainability commitments are just a few reasons why they have been a natural collaborator and key supporter of Worldchefs,” says Ragnar Fridrikkson, Worldchefs Managing Director. “Electrolux Professional’s dedicated chefs around the world add so much value to our community and we look forward to expanding our partnership to provide new resources for the future.”

To learn more about Electrolux Professional, watch the Sustainable Kitchen Design episode of the Sustainability Around the World webcast with guest Michele Cadamuro, Head of Design and Innovation at Electrolux Professional.

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 & Worldchefs Academy Welcome Saudi Airlines Catering Company as Premium Sponsor 

JEDDAH May 13, 2022

As part of a dynamic Premier Sponsorship focusing on training and certification, Worldchefs and Worldchefs Academy will provide valuable support towards the culinary education and training initiatives of Saudi Airlines Catering Company, an integral part in the development and launch of its Culinary Academy in Jeddah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Join us in welcoming, Dr. Rashed Alarfaj, SACC Vice President of Health, Security & Standards Control as a guest motivational speaker for the upcoming Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 in Abu Dhabi,  UAE from 30 May to 2 June 2022. Visit www.worldchefscongress.org

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

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

SACC continues to rigorously pursue its fundamental mission, helping clients develop and deliver hospitality concepts and services of the highest standards, based on its core values of commitment to quality, cost effectiveness, teamwork, and dedication to customers.

While maintaining its leading position in the domestic airlines catering industry, SACC is also committed to a strategy of diversification to seize emerging growth opportunities, reduce reliance on a single revenue stream and generate additional value for its shareholders.

SACC’s Mission is to excel as a market leader through continual process improvement, innovation, and timely response for its’ customers’ best interest.

SACC’s Values include customer orientation, team spirit, transparency, sustainability, and commitment to quality.

For more information on Saudi Airlines Catering Company visit www.saudiacatering.com


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Worldchefs Welcomes Culinary Arts Center of Azerbaijan as Education Partner

Worldchefs Welcomes Culinary Arts Center of Azerbaijan as Education Partner

  • Culinary Arts Center of Azerbaijan (CÀSÀ), Baku has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner.
  • CÀSÀ has been accepted as a Recognized School and is a part of the Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program officially recognizing educational institutions with a commitment to the highest standards in culinary education.
  • The first professional culinary centre in Azerbaijan, CÀSÀ’s innovative teaching approach integrates theory with practice, and industry-focused education with work experience to build leaders and foster global opportunities.

Paris, 2 of May 2022 – Azerbaijan’s first professional culinary center, the Culinary Arts Center of Azerbaijan (CÀSÀ), has joined Worldchefs as a Education partner. The partnership unites CÀSÀ with an international network of hospitality educators leading the future of culinary education and training.

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Accepted as a Worldchefs Recognized School, CÀSÀ fulfills the criteria for the Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program. Recognized Schools represent excellence in culinary education on a global scale. Launched in 2010, the landmark Recognition of Quality Culinary Education officially recognizes educational institutions committed to the highest standards in culinary education.

Established in 2020, CÀSÀ offers programs in Cookery, Patisserie, F&B Service, and Culinary Arts and Supervision delivered by world-class instructors. CÀSÀ prepares students for their future in the culinary arts world and provides employers with competent individuals who add value and achieve a competitive advantage.

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CÀSÀ’s goal is to redefine culinary arts and hospitality training in the region and to revolutionize these industries locally and internationally through robust and innovative programs. “My vision behind CÀSÀ is to provide local Azerbaijani talent with the opportunity to develop fine culinary skills that will not only help meet the growing demand for skilled local chefs but also to elevate Azerbaijan cuisine to a whole new level, and pin it on the global culinary arts map,” says CÀSÀ Founder and Director, Kelvin Chong. 

“Worldchefs is proud to welcome the Culinary Arts Center of Azerbaijan as an Education Partner. From their values and mission to the fantastic facilities and curriculums, CÀSÀ’s immersive learning is guiding a new generation of Azerbaijani chefs,” says John Clancy, Worldchefs Education Director. “We look forward to working towards our shared vision of culinary arts education with both quality and purpose, together with all our exceptional Education Partners.”

To learn more about Worldchefs Education Partners, visit worldchefs.org/education-partner

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CONTACT THE CULINARY ARTS CENTER OF AZERBAIJAN (CÀSÀ) 

Website: www.casa.az
Instagram: @casabaku
Facebook: @casabaku20 
Phone: +994 50 261 34 28

ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For press and media inquiries
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Worldchefs Welcomes Auburn University as Education Partner

Worldchefs Welcomes Auburn University as Education Partner

  • The Auburn University and their Culinary Science program, a study option in the Hospitality Management degree program in the College of Human Sciences, has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner.
  • Auburn University 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.
  • The Auburn University Culinary Science program is one of six educational programs in the United States offering Worldchefs Global Hospitality Certification to help students and alumni build a career pathway in culinary arts.

Paris, 28 of April 2022 – The Auburn University and their Culinary Science program, a study option in the Hospitality Management degree program in the College of Human Sciences, has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner. The partnership unites Auburn University with an international network of hospitality educators leading the future of culinary education and training.

Accepted as a Worldchefs Recognized School, the Auburn Culinary Science option 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. 

The Auburn Culinary Science option trains students in food production and service by emphasizing industry safety standards, culinary knowledge and hands-on experience, sustainability, foodservice management, and global cuisines. Traynor said the addition of the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center, opening fall 2022, will further establish Auburn University as a global leader in culinary education.

The Auburn University Culinary Science program is also one of six educational programs in the United States offering Worldchefs Global Hospitality Certification. Mark Traynor, associate professor and Culinary Science program coordinator at Auburn, said Worldchefs recognition coupled with Global Hospitality Certification will elevate Auburn’s program in the global market and connect students with international opportunities.

“This prestigious award acknowledges the past and current effort we have put into providing high-quality culinary education at Auburn University. Moreover, it recognizes the university’s commitment to excellence in culinary education moving forward,” Traynor said. “Now that our curriculum is certified by the World Association of Chefs Societies, our students can be assessed for professional certifications that recognize their individual skills. In addition, this certification provides a platform for our students to be internationally visible and connected with potential international employers.”

“Worldchefs is proud to welcome Auburn University as an Education Partner. The school’s mission, mentorship, and dedication to service is matched by their reputation for producing high-quality graduates ready to flourish in global hospitality,” says John Clancy, Worldchefs Education Director. “Together we share a vision for empowering the next generation of industry leaders through learning environments that inspire, inform, and prepare the future leaders of the industry.”

To learn more about Culinary Science at Auburn University 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 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 Apicius Culinary Arts & Hotel Management as Education Partner

Worldchefs Welcomes Apicius Culinary Arts & Hotel Management as Education Partner

  • The Filipino culinary training institution Apicius Culinary Arts & Hotel Management has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner.
  • Apicius 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.
  • With five campuses in the Philippines, Apicius a key provider of quality culinary education in the region, and the only school with an accredited CTH Level-3 Diploma in Professional Cookery.

Paris, 12 of April 2022 – A key culinary education institution in the Philippines, Apicius Culinary Arts & Hotel Management has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner. The partnership unites Apicius with an international network of hospitality educators leading the future of culinary education and training.

Accepted as a Worldchefs Recognized School, Apicius 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. 

Estabilished in 2009, Apicius was founded with the vision of giving students practical hands-on training in the art and passion of global cuisine, equipping them with the skills to become skillful chefs and responsible assets to the industry. With tailor-made programs, Apicius takes a holistic approach to culinary education, helping graduates stand out in the career arena both in the Philippines and internationally. 

With worldwide partnerships and opportunities, Apicius offers Career Pathway programs to Europe, the United States, and Dubai, as well as local internships and opportunities in growing food tourism and hospitality sectors.

“Worldchefs is proud to welcome Apicius as an Education Partner. The school has grown out of integrity and intention, helping students to join their passion for culinary arts with an accessible step towards the pursuit of their professional goals, ” says John Clancy, Worldchefs Education Director. “With a fantastic team delivering globally minded programs, Apicius is forging new paths in culinary arts for Filipino chefs.”

To learn more about 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 curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

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

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

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

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

For press and media inquiries
communications@worldchefs.org

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Worldchefs Welcomes Detroit Institute of Gastronomy as Education Partner

Worldchefs Welcomes the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy as Education Partner

  • A leader in culinary apprentice programs, the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner.
  • The Institute 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.
  • With a comprehensive hands-on approach, the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy couples online learning with on-the-job experience, offering a network of approved placements with industry partners to support and empower student achievements in knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Paris, 30 of March 2022 – The Detroit Institute of Gastronomy (DIG) has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner. The partnership unites the Michigan-based and U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprentice Program with an international network of hospitality educators leading the future of culinary education and training.

Accepted as a Worldchefs Recognized School, the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy 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. 

The Detroit Institute of Gastronomy culinary arts program is a comprehensive hands-on program designed to expand the student’s understanding of cooking and gastronomy through apprenticeship. With industry partners, the Institute leads the way in preparing students by supporting and empowering their achievement of knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Coupling online education with real-world experience, DIG creates opportunities in the industry with quality on-the-job learning. The “learn while you earn” motto and model provides students with career-building support for experienced mentors and approved job placement to teach culinary skills.

Building productive culinary careers with a competitive edge, the Institute’s results are realized in students and alumni who contribute to their community, continue lifelong learning and become global citizens.

Students can also earn up to seven globally recognized certifications and credentials through the program, giving alumni a competitive edge in the workplace and building a progressive path for continuing education and career growth.

“Worldchefs is proud to welcome the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy as an Education Partner. DIG’s commitment to accessible, student-centered, and globally minded culinary education complements Worldchefs’ vision to strengthen opportunities and provide industry-recognized skills,” says John Clancy, Worldchefs Education Director. “DIG and all Worldchefs Education Partners play a crucial role in fostering industry leaders.”

To learn more about the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy, visit www.detroitgastronomy.org

To learn more about 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 curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

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

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

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

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

For press and media inquiries
hello@worldchefs.org

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