Worldchefs Congress & Expo Bidding

Worldchefs Congress & Expo

Since 1928, Worldchefs Congress & Expo has united a global community of chefs and cross-industry innovators to explore the past, present, and future of the culinary trade. The biennial event is a hallmark tradition of Worldchefs with an institutional, cultural and economic interest. It has been organized in 38 cities around the world throughout its illustrious 94-year history.

Over the course of a four-day forum, the Worldchefs Congress & Expo brings together over 1000 delegates and professionals from across the five continents to network and expand their professional bonds. The unique program delivers presentations and workshops from leading experts in the industry, impactful educational programs including the Worldchefs Educators’ Forum, specialized events designed to uplift the next generation of chefs such as the Bill Gallagher Young Chefs Forum, the Global Chefs Challenge culinary competition, an international trade exhibition, and diverse activities to enhance both personal and professional networks.

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Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2026

The following countries have been short-listed to host the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2026. Please review their final bidding package below:

The Congress 2026 Bid Vote is from 12:00 CET, December 27, 2022 to 15:00 CET, December 30, 2022.
Please note this vote will only be open to Presidents of National Society Members that were up to date on their membership fees and eligible to vote at the time of the General Meeting 2022 in Abu Dhabi.
The result of the vote will be annouced on 31 December 2022.

Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2024

The 2024 Worldchefs Congress & Expo will be held in Singapore, hosted by the Singapore Chefs Association

Says Chef Eric Neo, President of the Singapore Chefs’ Association, “This is a milestone for the Singapore Chefs’ Association and credit goes to the Singapore Congress Bid Committee who relentlessly pursued excellence and the support of the Singapore Tourism Board. 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.”

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