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The 38th biennial Worldchefs Congress arrives in Malaysia

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Malaysia, 21st March 2018

The 38
th biennial Worldchefs Congress arrives in Malaysia

Headliners include Andre Chiang and the
‘Demon chef” Alvin Leung, as well as key speakers from around the world


15 Feb 2018 – The 38th biennial Worldchefs Congress celebrates the
association’s 90 year anniversary with an extra bang this 2018, with a stellar
line-up of iconic speakers, intense culinary action with the Global Chefs
Challenges  and a spectacular Expo with exhibitors.  With iconic
chefs such as Andre Chiang   (chef founder of Restaurant
ANDRE) and Alvin Leung (Executive Chef and co-founder of Bo
Innovation) set to share their expertise and dish out tips, it’s an event that
should not be missed.


For the first time, the Congress is hosted
by the Professional Culinary Association (PCA) and also the premier time it is
held in Malaysia.


Says Thomas Gugler, President of
Worldchefs, “The Congress is THE event for all chefs, when you can see
thousands of chefs from around the world gather in one place. It’s a time when
you can witness a unique mix of camaraderie, learning and progress. The
Congress committee has worked very hard to put together a fascinating
programme, and this would not have been possible without our sponsors.


Andy Cuthbert, Chairperson of the Congress
Committee shared, “We have been refining the programme of every Congress
edition to make it even more  relevant to the chefs of today. We are very
glad to have a diverse mix of speakers and activities, who will inspire the
chef of today, whether you have been in the industry for 30 years, or just two


Iconic Speakers

Headlining the line-up of speakers are the
two iconic chefs – Andre Chiang  (chef-founder of Restaurant ANDRE) and
Alvin Leung (Executive Chef/Co-Founder of Bo Innovation, Hong Kong).

For inspiration on how you can push your boundaries as a chef, sit in for Chef
Andre Chiang’s presentation:


« Octaphilosophy :
The Eight Elements of Restaurant Andre Uncover the Most Creative Ideas Behind
the Most Creative Chef », where he will share the thinking and concept
behind his celebrated culinary philosophy.


Chef Alvin Leung, the celebrity chef also
nicknamed as the “demon chef”, will shed light on how a chef can be successful
in running a restaurant. His restaurant, Bo Innovation, has scored Michelin
stars and multiple awards, carving a unique niche for himself.


 Other speakers and topics include:





Dilhan C Fernando (CEO & Son of
Dilmah Founder) and celebrity chef  Peter Kuruvita

Tea Inspired Gastronomy by Dilmah


Edgar Buhrs

 “Rock ‘n’ Veal”

Van Drie

Eric Jose Olmedo Panal & Anisha Chai

Asia on the Platter: The Making of a
National   Gastronomy in Malaysia

Sunway University

Marcel Thiele 

(High End Gastronomy Expert & Spicehunter of Koppert Cress

Quintessence of Creativity

Koppert Cress B.V.)

 Megawati Suzari 
Director of New Product Development, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

Halal for Food Service
Ingredients & Compliance Throughout the Supply Chain




Business Capability Development Manager
of Nestlé 


Ensuring a
Sustainable Future of the Culinary Profession





Richmond Lim Beng Poh 
(Chef Culinology Officer of Singex-Singapore)

Culinology – Embrace the Future




Kwan Lui (Founder of At-Sunrice Global
Chef Academy, Singapore)

Train the Trainer with Digital Learning



Kwan Lui (Founder of At-Sunrice Global
Chef Academy, Singapore)

Rick Chee (Founder  & CEO, Food
Aid Foundation)

Connecting the World of Waste to the
World of Wants



 Jochen Kern

Berjaya University College, Director of
Culinary Arts Faculty


Oil : A Culinary Advantage


Malaysian Palm Oil Council


Charles Carroll

Executive Chef, Immediate past President
of Worldchefs

 Culinary Leadership, United States

Essence of Greatness





For full bios and topics, visit


Global Chefs Challenges

The finals of the world’s most awaited global culinary challenge will take
place at the Congress. Over the past year, chefs from 70 countries have pitched
their skills against one another to land their spot in the finals. At this “Super
Bowl for Chefs” event, chefs will represent their continents and showcase their
best culinary skills.

For a profile of the competitors, visit the following links:

For Global Chefs Challenge

Global Young Chefs Challenge

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge


Bill Gallagher Young Chefs Forum presented
by Nestlé  Professional 

The Bill Gallagher Young Chefs
Forum is an exciting program created for young chefs under 25 years of age.
Designed both to encompass a learning experience and the opportunity to create
friendship with fellow young chefs round the world, the programme has been
presented by Nestlé 

Professional for three years
running. There will be up close and personal sessions with special speakers as
well as a special programme created for the young ones.


is a thriving global network of more than 100 chefs associations, representing
professional chefs at all levels and across all areas of expertise worldwide.
Founded in1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris with the venerable August Escoffier as
Honorary President, Worldchefs is a global authority on food. Worldchefs
establishes impact through leadership and action in three core areas: education 
includes our landmark Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program,
ongoing professional development & training, and the world’s first global
culinary certification; events & competition – Worldchefs
provides a gateway to global events and hosts the landmark biennial Worldchefs
Congress & Expo, home to the Global Chefs Challenge where the world’s best
chefs meet to compete; and Feed the Planet – delivers
humanitarian and sustainability initiatives which create better lives, better
food and better futures across the planet.

About Worldchefs Congress

This bi-annual event is owned by
WORLDCHEFS, the global authority of chefs, and co-hosted by the the
Professional  Culinary Association (PCA), the Worldchefs member in
Malaysia.   Having started 90 years ago  as an event where
members of the association gather for the board meetings, the WORLDCHEFS
Congress has gone through a revolutionary change since its 2012 edition in
Daejeon, Korea.

Since 2012,  the programme has grown to include more dynamic segments,
such as the inclusion of star chef speakers who share their insights and
experiences with fellow chefs.

For media enquiries, kindly contact:

Jenny Tan

Communications Manager


E-mail: [email protected]

Tel: +65 9836 7653  


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