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Historical Committee Report of 2022

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09th June 2022

On behalf of the World Association of Chefs Societies, we would like to thank the historical committee for their time, expertise and commitment to this project.

Thank you for your support, friendship and passion for the culinary profession. 

– President Thomas A. Gugler and the Worldchefs Team


Dear Worldchefs Community,

I would like to share with you the Historical Committee Report of 2022.

The Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler appointed the Historical Committee in 2017. Since then the committee produced a document relating to the history of Worldchefs Member countries.

37 countries replied 500 copies were printed and distributed at the Congress in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia in 2018.

In 2020 the Historical Committee was asked by the President to continue with this project and produce an updated report and present at the Worldchefs Congress in Abu Dhabi 2022.

A questionnaire was prepared by the committee and was circulated in June 2021 via the Continental Directors of each regions members. With two reminders from the President, direct contact from the Continental Directors from each region and personal intervention from the members of the Historical Committee we have secured 84 replies as of 24th April 2022.

We have to congratulate the Regions of Europe North,Europe Central and the Americas for a 100% response, of the 103 Worldchefs Member Countries 19 did not reply even after so many reminders.

France, Slovenia, Spain, Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines,Vietnam, Kenya, Kuwait, Morocco, Palestine, Fiji, Guam, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.

In the 2022 report we will include the information received for the 2018 publication and the updated list of the Worldchefs Honorary Life Members.

A Final report will be prepared with hopefully 100% replies and distributed at the Worldchefs Congress in Singapore 2024.

A little bit of history here as we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Singapore Chefs Association, the hosting of the 2nd Congress after the 1990 Congress which was the first time that Asia hosted this Global Culinary Event.

In closing, l would like to thank the members of the present committee Hazel, Michael, Kurt and Alan and past members Margaret and Norbert for their tireless commitment regarding this project.

Culinary regards,
Otto Weibel
Chairman Worldchefs Historical Committee 2017-2024


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