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Final Candidates for Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2024

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France, 26th June 2020

Paris, France · 26 June 2020 · Final Candidates for Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2024

Beginning in November 2019, the Worldchefs Congress Committee launched a call for interest and bid campaign to Worldchefs member associations and Convention Bureaus wishing to host the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2024 in their country. After 2 rounds of selection, the final candidates are Newport, Wales- hosted by the Culinary Association of Wales and Singapore- hosted by the Singapore Chefs Association.

With the third and final ballot only a few weeks away, each team will have to lobby for votes from Worldchefs presidents around the globe. The final vote will determine Wales or Singapore as the host to the major culinary event, which attracts around 1,000 chefs and between 5,000 and 10,000 visitors from around the globe.

See more from the Congress & Expo 2024 Final Bidding countries: 

Culinary Association of Wales bids to host Worldchefs Congress 2024

The Culinary Association of Wales has the pleasure in announcing to the membership of Worldchefs that we have submitted our bid to host the Worldchefs Congress 2024 in Wales.

Wales is a small country but we have big ambitions. 

We are a confident, forward-looking European nation, with long-standing and deep-seated relationships with our closest neighbours. Our greatest assets are our people – the three million plus people who live in Wales, including many from the EU and further afield, who have chosen to make Wales their home.

Ours is a country full of inquisitive, skilled, creative and loyal people, working in a diverse economy stretching from the Atlantic coastline to the English border.

The Culinary Association of Wales was formed in 1993 and we secured full membership of Worldchefs at Worldchefs Congress in Kyoto Japan in 2002.

We are a very active member of Worldchefs and in 2017 we hosted the Worldchefs European Presidents Conference and in 2019 we hosted the Worldchefs Board Meeting.

Our ground-breaking Well-being of Future Generations Act underlines our commitment to sustainability.


Singapore Chefs’ Association bids to host Worldchefs Congress 2024

The Singapore Chefs’ Association has announced that they have submitted the bid to host the Worldchefs Congress 2024 in Singapore and will work closely with the Singapore Tourism Board on the bidding efforts. 
Says Eric Neo, President of the Singapore Chefs’ Association, “Singapore hosted the 24th World Association of Chefs Societies Congress in 1990, and it was a landmark event. Singapore has built a stellar reputation for itself  as a gastronomic destination and a food paradise. From authentic hawker dishes to Michelin star restaurants, we have much to offer the world of chefs.” 
The Singapore Worldchefs Congress bid committee is led by President Eric Neo and includes Kong Kok Kiang (Vice President), Jasper Jek (Membership), Jenny Tan (Communications) and Elvin Chew (Special Projects)



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 90-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.


Questions must be directed to Worldchefs Head Office who will coordinate with the bidding countries and circulate the full Q&A to all Presidents.


The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in hospitality, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through four core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, a diverse network of Worldchefs Education Partners and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs connects culinary professionals around the globe through their online community platform and provides a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events, Worldchefs Village, and the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules and endorsement of key culinary competitions worldwide, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and operates the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarianism & Sustainability – Worldchefs Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

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