Singapore Chefs’ Association Wins Bid to host Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2024
The highly anticipated international event will welcome professional chefs from over 100 countries
Singapore · 31 August, 2020 – The Singapore Chefs’ Association is proud to announce Singapore is the official country to host the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2024.
The bi-annual international event for professional chefs will bring 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, specialised 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.
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 organised in 38 cities around the world throughout its illustrious 90-year history.
In the finals, Singapore beat Wales to secure the bid with 40 votes (against 36 votes).
Says Chef Eric Neo, President of the Singapore Chefs’ Association, “This is a milestone for the Singapore Chefs’ Association and credit goes to the Singapore Congress Bid Committee who relentlessly pursued excellence and the support of the Singapore Tourism Board. Singapore was the first country in Asia to host the Worldchefs Congress in 1990 and it made history. Since then, Singapore has changed so much, especially in the world of food & beverage. We believe we have a lot to offer the world of chefs with our culinary scene and heritage, and we cannot wait to show them what we have.
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 endorsemetn 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.