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.

To learn more about Worldchefs Congress & Expo, visit or download our Congress Fact Sheet.

Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2024

The Worldchefs Congress & Expo will be held in Singapore from 20 – 25 October 2024, 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.”

Registration for Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2024 in Singapore is now open here.

Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2026

The Culinary Association of Wales will host WorldChefs Congress & Expo 2026.

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

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