Global Chefs Challenge – Pacific Rim Regional Semi-Finals
The Global Chef Challenge Pacific Rim Regional Semi-Finals will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, 25- 27, June 2023.
INTRODUCTION – THE ROAD TO SINGAPORE
For the 2024 Global Chef Challenge Final, 40 teams will compete in Singapore across 4 categories: The Global Chefs Challenge, the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, Global Young Chefs Challenge and Global Vegan Chefs Challenge.
The host country for the Worldchefs Congress and Global Chefs Challenge Final always receives a “wild card” position for their team in each of the 4 categories, qualifying without having to necessarily place in any partner or semi-final competition.
The remaining teams to join the competition ranks must first advance through national qualifying rounds before moving on to Regional Semi-Finals. These 7 regional winners then advance to the world stage to compete for top honours alongside the prequalifying Culinary World Cup contenders at the Global Chef Challenge Finals.
For this final in 2024, there will be 2 global chef senior competitors selected per region and then 1 for Vegan,1 for pastry and 1 for Young chefs categories. So we have the opportunity to have a total of 5 chefs competing in Singapore from our region.
We will use the rules and regulations that were done in Abu Dhabi and these are attached. We will also be reaching out to sponsors for similar products, already VanDrie Veal and Dilmah Tea will be used, we will try and get more sponsored items. Please read these documents for other information.
Guidelines for categories
No wastage; see Worldchefs rules:
- If one compulsory ingredient item is missing from the presented dish, it will result in reduction of 50 points
- All sponsored ingredients are to be used. Sponsored ingredients shall be made notified 5 months before the competition
- Worldchefs Competition rules will be followed
- Worldchefs judges shall be the jury made up from each competing country
Date: The Global Chef Challenge Pacific Rim Regional Semi-Finals will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, 25- 27, June 2023.
Who can enter?
Each of the Worldchefs member countries in the Pacific Rim. Countries must be fully paid-up members of Worldchefs. One competitor per country per category only.
How should each country select their competitor for the Continental Competition?
Each country may hold a National Competition, as outlined above, following exactly the same guidelines as the Semi-Final and Final Competitions, or may simply select a competitor if time does not allow for a National Competition.
How will the competition take place?
The chefs from each country will compete according to the guidelines above. There will be competition kitchens and cooking will commence at five-minute intervals, starting at different times for different competitions.
What does the participating team need to bring?
Each team must bring the following:
- Chefs uniform, including chefs’ jacket, black trousers, black shoes and white apron. Potential Sponsored jackets, hats and aprons may be supplied TBC.
Transport within New Zealand:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner:
Guidelines for competitors and jury:
- Standard Worldchefs rules will apply.
- See the guidelines from Worldchefs: https://worldchefs.org/CulinaryRules/.
Dress of the competitors and jury: Chefs jacket with national logo, black trousers, shoes and white apron.
Official jury language in the competition: English.
DEADLINES AND HOW TO ENTER