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The Global Chefs Challenge Competing Teams Announced: See who will compete for the title of Worlds Best Chef

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12th April 2022

The Global Chefs Challenge Competing Teams Announced: See who will compete for the title of Worlds Best Chef

  • The final teams competing in the 2022 Global Chefs Challenge Finals have been announced.
  • The event will be held during the historic Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 in Abu Dhabi, 30 May to 2 June.
  • See the action live at the Global Chefs Challenge Finals and meet the world’s top chefs in Abu Dhabi. Registration is available at

Paris, 13 of April 2022 – The final teams participating in the Global Chefs Challenge Finals have been announced. The Finals will be held during Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 in Abu Dhabi, 30 May to 2 June.  With the backdrop of the historic reunion event, the anticipated Global Chefs Challenge Finals see the world’s top chefs and emerging culinary talent test their skills on a global stage.

Representing their respective countries and culinary teams, the world’s most promising chefs will experience four days of intense competition and give their best as they fight to win the prized trophy and title of Worlds Best Chef. The Global Chefs Challenge Finals includes three specialized competition categories: the Global Chefs Challenge, the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, and the Global Young Chefs Challenge.

Qualifying Countries and Competitors by Category

Global Chefs Challenge

Mathew LeeAustralia
Sam Van HouckeBelgium
Jan HorkyCzech Republic
Adam ThomasonEngland
Simo PietarinenFinland
Balazs AdamekHungary
Sigurjón Bragi GeirssonIceland
Alan FitzmauriceIreland
Marco TomasiItaly
Bartosz PeterPoland
Orry ShandScotland
Leong Wei MingSingapore
Marko MagajneSlovenia
Marcus Wade GerickeSouth Africa
Michael AnderssonSweden
Chia Ho LiTaiwan
Arivukkarasan RavikkumarUnited Arab Emirates
Sam GriffithsWales

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge

Samy HarounEgypt
Nabil BarinaFrance
Antonio Dell’OroItaly
Alkesh BhandariQatar
Dexter Lee Chee LeongSingapore
Arno RalphSouth Africa
Aravinda LeelarathnaUnited Arab Emirates

Global Young Chefs Challenge

Petrzela VojtaCzech Republic
Giorgia CeccatoItaly
Aron EspelandNorway
Armin Moriel MaritzSouth Africa
Harald LinderSweden
Leon Robin RozarioUnited Arab Emirates
Brooke WilliamsUnited States of America
Harry Paynter RobertsWales

The competition rulebooks for all three Global Chefs Challenge categories have been released. Complete information on the country competitor profiles and rulebooks can be found at  

For tickets to the Global Chefs Challenge Finals and complete access to Worldchefs Congress & Expo events, register now at



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 curriculums, 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.

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