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Episode 74: The Power of Exchange in Hospitality Education with David Basilio

On this episode:

Ragnar talks with David Basilio, President of the Bocuse d’Or Committee for Spain and co-founder of Linkers, the nation’s leading hospitality human resources consulting company with pioneering efforts in hospitality education.

Linkers has launched an innovative new training program in partnership with Colombia’s Ministry of Labor and the Universidad Camilo José Cela in Madrid and Toledo. Designed for the managers and instructors of public hospitality schools in Colombia, the course prepares the country’s top trainers with both gastronomic and business vision, equipping them with new skills and techniques to take home to their students.

Tune in to hear:

  • more about the 120-hour course offerings on gastronomy, technology, and management strategy, featuring classes with chefs like Adolfo Muñoz and Juan Pozuelo;
  • how Linkers is fostering intercultural exchange to provide key training across continents and to develop the next generation of culinary talent.

Pictured above: Ragnar celebrates the graduation of 8 Colombian trainers together with David Basilio and Marianela Olivares, co-founders of Linkers.

Episode Resources

For more information on Linkers, visit their website at linkers.es.

You can also visit the website for the Cátedra Ferran Adrià de la Universidad Camilo José Cela and for Sistema Nacional de aprendizaje del Ministerio de Trabajo de la República de Colombia (SENA).

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Join Worldchefs for a Competition Seminar during the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg. We will host four Competition Seminars, which will take place on November 25-29, 2022.

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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 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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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 fulfill additional criteria and provide evidence of support in a formal application process. To learn more about the full approval process, visit: www.worldchefs.org/Application-To-Become-A-Judge 

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Acknowledgements

Special thanks to David Basilio for joining us as a guest, and to Marianela Olivares and the entire Linkers team for their remarkable work.

World on a Plate is supported by Nestlé Professional and our podcast sponsors.

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