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Nestlé Professional is Official Partner of Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum and Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022

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Switzerland, 19th October 2021

Nestlé Professional is Official Partner of Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum and Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022

  • Nestlé Professional has joined as the Official Partner of the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 30 May to 2 June.
  • The Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum provides a platform for young talent to connect with international peers and key opinion leaders through a dynamic program of educational workshops, expert speakers, chef demonstrations, and networking events.
  • Chefs under the age of 25 can register to the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum for a reduced rate with a Young Chefs Package ticket to Worldchefs Congress & Expo. Registration information including an Early Bird special is available at

Paris, 19 of October 2021 – Nestlé Professional, a global leader in the out-of-home industry and foodservice solutions, has signed a new partnership with Worldchefs as the Official Partner of the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 in Abu Dhabi, 30 May to 2 June.

The partnership marks the fourth year of Nestlé Professional’s support of the biennial event. A strong advocate for young culinary professionals, Nestlé Professional has played an instrumental role in the development of Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forums and past Congresses, supporting skills workshops, expert speakers, and interactive programs to empower the next generation of industry talent.

Held at the 4-day Worldchefs Congress & Expo, the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum provides a platform for young chefs to network with industry peers and mentors, open new professional opportunities, and learn valuable skills to build their careers. 
“We are proud to have Nestlé Professional as Official Partner of the Worldchefs Congress and the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum. They have been fantastic partners in our mission to invest in the next generation. The 2022 Worldchefs Congress will again be a chance to provide young chefs with the tools and knowledge they need to excel in our profession and build the future of the culinary world,” says Thomas A. Gugler, President of Worldchefs.

“Worldchefs and Nestlé Professional have been partnered for over a decade, through International Chefs Day, Worldchefs Academy, Young Chefs initiatives, and many other projects,” says Emmanuel Lorieux, Global Executive Chef and Global Culinary Partnership Manager at Nestlé Professional. “That is why Nestlé Professional is proud and honored to be one of Worldchefs main partners and also to be able to help and bring our knowledge to this valuable chef community.”

The 2022 Worldchefs Congress & Expo ushers in the 20th anniversary of the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum, which began at the 2002 Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Japan. The late Dr. Billy Gallagher, Honorary President and Honorary Life Member of Worldchefs, envisioned a space for young chefs encompassing both learning and comradery. Each year, the program is designed to develop future leaders and encourage conversation between junior and senior chefs from around the globe.

Billy Gallagher and Young Chefs at the inauguration of the Young Chefs Forum.
Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2002, Kyoto, Japan.

Chefs under the age of 25 can register to the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum with the Young Chef Package for a reduced rate at The Young Chef Package includes the Billy Gallagher Young Chefs Forum and offers total access to the Worldchefs Congress & Expo. An Early Bird Rate is available until 31 December 2021, and chefs are encouraged to connect with their national association and Young Chefs Club about group rates or funding opportunities.

More information on Worldchefs Congress & Expo, taking place 30 May to 2 June 2022 in Abu Dhabi, can be found at



Nestlé Professional is the global leader in branded hot and cold beverage and local food solutions.  We are passionate about serving the out-of-home industry and “Making More Possible” for our foodservice partners.  We leverage our depth and reach to bring relevant knowledge and solutions to help our customers and delight their consumers.

Contact [email protected] for more information or questions.   


The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, 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 these 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 curriculum, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

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

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, 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.

For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at


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