Culinary Arts & Hot Kitchen Competition Seminar: Wales
The Culinary Association of Wales is hosting a Culinary Arts & Hot Kitchen Competition Seminar in Newport, Wales on 21 June 2023.
If you wish to attend this seminar, please contact Colin Gray at [email protected].
Competition Seminar instructors share techniques from both the perspective of Worldchefs Certified Judges and award-winning competitors. Participants gain an understanding of not only judging criteria but also best practices in the competition kitchen and tactics that consistently reach the highest place at the podium.
Current judges: All Worldchefs Certified Judges are required to attend a Competition Seminar every five years.
Future judges: Attending a Competition Seminar is a mandatory part of the process to become a Worldchefs Certified Judge. Participants are awarded a certificate of participation that can be submitted as one of the required credentials in an application. To learn more about the process and for a complete list of requirements, download the Worldchefs Certified Judge application form here.
Judges: Why attend?
- Keep up to date with culinary trends, and discover all the latest rules necessary to provide fair judgment during competition events.
- Engage with renowned chef instructors and network with a diverse and driven class of competition chefs, aspiring judges, and influencers in the culinary space.
- Current judges: All Worldchefs Certified Judges are required to attend a Competition Seminar every five years.
- Future judges: Take the first step towards becoming a Worldchefs Certified Judge. Participants receive a certificate of participation after attending a Competition Seminar. This certificate of completion is one of the mandatory requirements when submitting a Worldchefs Certified Judge application.
Competitors: Why attend?
- Learn indispensable tips to excel in culinary competitions, and understand the service process and presentation details to make sure you know everything from the very beginning to the end.
- Be the first to discover current culinary trends, innovations in modern kitchen equipment, and the latest technologies used in competition.
- Engage with renowned chef instructors and get inspired alongside a diverse and driven class of competition chefs, aspiring judges, and influencers in the culinary space.
Learn more about becoming a Worldchefs Certified Judge
Attending a Competition Seminar is one of the required credentials in a Certified Judge application. Keep in mind, all Certified Judges are required to attend a Competition Seminar every five years. These intensive workshops provide key information about current trends, competition rules and judging criteria, to help chefs keep up-to-date and at their best!
Attending applicable Competition Seminars is one part of the process to become a judge, and does not automatically qualify you as a Certified Judge. Applicants must fulfil additional criteria and provide evidence of support in a formal application process. To learn more about the full approval process, visit: https://worldchefs.org/become-certified-judge/
Meet Your Seminar Instructor:
This seminar is taught by: Lee Corke
Lee Corke is a former competitor at most competitions in the UK and competed many times at the Culinary World Cup, Culinary Olympics, Scothot, The American Culinary Classic and the Mediterranean Culinary Challenge. Awarded the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, 1998, for one of the best individual categories as part of a Great Britain Regional Team. Lee has always been involved with competitions since 1990 in some form, whether this is competing, coaching, managing teams or judging, he enjoys giving back to the industry to chefs in all stages of their career.
Lee Corke is the Director of Hospitality at the University of Cambridge, Clare College. He is also a current member of the Worldchefs Culinary Competitions Committee. He is also very active with the British Culinary Federation and is the current Chairman.