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Skill & perseverance define Pacific Rim Regional Global Chef Challenge

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Guam, 08th November 2017

Paris, France: The Pacific Rim Regional Global Chefs Challenge finals took place recently in Guam at the Guam Community College. This worldclass competition was held on October 12 – 13, and saw three winners crowned with prestigious regional titles and the chance to advance to the elite Global Chefs Challenge finals as part of the hallmark biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 2018.

Winners were allocated in the categories of Global Chefs, Pastry Chefs and Young Chefs for the Pacific Rim region.

The Global Chefs Pacific Rim Regional winner was Michael Cole of the Australian Culinary Federation. In the category of Global Pastry Chefs for Pacific Rim, the winner was Mario (Angelo) Roche also of the  Australian Culinary Federation. The Young Chef winner was Jasmine Nadres of the Lotte Hotel, Guam. It's clear that all gold medalists have long and bright futures ahead – don’t miss the chance to see them compete live at the Global Chefs Challenge Finals in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia as part of Worldchefs Congress & Expo, a don’t miss bi-annual global event attended by chefs from more than 100 countries.: register today at

The Global Chefs Challenge Series is where the world’s best chefs meet to compete. All competitors must first go through national selection before moving on to regional semi-finals in seven regions around the globe. Regional winners then advance to the world stage to compete for top honours.

An extra special thanks to all of the region’s national association members who worked hard to support the preparation and training of competitors. Also special thanks to the Micronesian Chefs Association and Peter Duenas, Guam Community College, and Murray Dick, Worldchefs Continental Director – Pacific Rim.



Worldchefs Congress & Expo – Asia on a Plate – is open to chefs from around the world at all levels of the culinary profession. Register today at for early-bird rates. Gain global networking opportunities, and learn from expert global speakers who are industry pioneers offering cutting-edge insights to success in today’s culinary industry. Congress also boasts the Global Chefs Challenge Series – an event which sees the world’s best chefs meet to compete in the categories of Global Chef, Global Pastry Chef and Global Young Chef.

Worldchefs is also still accepting sponsors and exhibit partners!  Don’t miss your chance to expand your business internationally. Our international audience including leading master, executive, pastry chefs and new talents, as well as restaurant owners, food producers, gastronomy opinion leaders, importing & exporting companies, and more will gather under one roof from 5 continents for 5 days to learn, network and grow. 

The biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo is a hallmark tradition of Worldchefs and has been organised in over 20 cities across the world throughout its illustrious 82-year history. For all the latest Worldchefs Congress & Expo news, visit:

A special thanks to Worldchefs Congress and Expo sponsors – see for a full list and also now includes new sponsors Peppadew, Kaluga Queen, and Scanbox.


The World Association of Chefs' Societies, or Worldchefs, is a global network of chefs associations first founded in October 1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris. At that first congress there were 65 delegates from 17 countries, representing 36 national and international associations, and the venerable August Escoffier was named the first Honorary President of Worldchefs.

Worldchefs is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines.

We accomplish these goals through education, training and professional development of our international membership. As an authority and opinion leader on food, Worldchefs represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession.

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Andie Petruzella

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