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Europe Regional Global Chef Challenge winners crowned in Prague!

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Czech Republic, 08th November 2017

Paris, France: The Regional European Global Chefs Challenge finals took place recently in Prague, Czech Republic. The competition was intense and the nine winners earned their victories through dedication, hard work and of course extraordinary skill, winning coveted spots for the Global Chefs Challenge finals, taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in July 2018 as part of the hallmark biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo.

Winners were allocated in the categories of Global Chefs, Pastry Chefs and Young Chefs for the regions of North, Central and South Europe.

In North Europe; Aleksander Vartdal of The Norwegian Chefs Association took the title of Regional Young Chef. Frida Bäcke of the Swedish Chef Accociation claimed the Regional Pastry Chef title, and Regional Global Chef went to Robbie Penman of The Federation of Chefs Scotland.

From Central Europe, the Young Chef regional winner was Sandra Hofer from the German Chefs Association (VKD). Pastry Chef Regional title went to Anna Maczák, and Global Chef to Balázs Adamek – both hailing from the Hungarian National Gastronomic Association.

In South Europe, all regional winners came from the Nazionale Italiana Cuochi – Federazione Italiana Cuochi – Young Chef, Andrea Tiziani, Italy; Pastry Chef, Marco Deidda, Italy, Global Chef, Francesco Cinquepalmi.

The Global Chefs Challenge Series is where the world’s best chefs meet to compete. All competitors must first go through national selection before moving on to regional semi-finals in seven regions around the globe. Regional winners then advance to the world stage to compete for top honours at the Worldchefs Congress and Expo, a don’t miss bi-annual global event attended by chefs from more than 100 countries. Don’t miss your chance to see the winners and catch all the live competition action : register today at

Special thanks to Miroslav Kubec, Continental Director – Europe Central from Prague where the event was hosted. Thanks also to Domenico Maggi Continental Director – Europe South, and Dragan Unic, Continental Director – Europe North, as well as to all of the European Worldchefs members who worked hard to support the preparation and training of competitors.



Worldchefs Congress & Expo – Asia on a Plate – is open to chefs from around the world at all levels of the culinary profession. Register today at for early-bird rates. Gain global networking opportunities, and learn from expert global speakers who are industry pioneers offering cutting-edge insights to success in today’s culinary industry. Congress also boasts the Global Chefs Challenge Series – an event which sees the world’s best chefs meet to compete in the categories of Global Chef, Global Pastry Chef and Global Young Chef.

Worldchefs is also still accepting sponsors and exhibit partners!  Don’t miss your chance to expand your business internationally. Our international audience including leading master, executive, pastry chefs and new talents, as well as restaurant owners, food producers, gastronomy opinion leaders, importing & exporting companies, and more will gather under one roof from 5 continents for 5 days to learn, network and grow. 

The biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo is a hallmark tradition of Worldchefs and has been organised in over 20 cities across the world throughout its illustrious 82-year history. For all the latest Worldchefs Congress & Expo news, visit:

A special thanks to Worldchefs Congress and Expo sponsors – see full list at  also including new sponsors Peppadew, Kaluga Queen, and Scanbox.


The World Association of Chefs' Societies, or Worldchefs, is a global network of chefs associations first founded in October 1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris. At that first congress there were 65 delegates from 17 countries, representing 36 national and international associations, and the venerable August Escoffier was named the first Honorary President of Worldchefs.

 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 international membership. As an authority and opinion leader on food, Worldchefs represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession.

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