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Unilever Food Solutions Signs Partnership with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies

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28th November 2022

Unilever Food Solutions Signs Partnership with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies

  • Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) has signed an agreement with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs).
  • The partnership unites UFS’s online chef training portal, UFS Academy, with Worldchefs Approved Courses platform, providing hospitality professionals with online learning options from top training institutions, coupled with digital badging to verify and share skills.
  • The agreement will provide Worldchefs’ membership network with a gateway to participate in UFS’s industry-leading creation and discussion of food trends, chef training, and product solutions. 

Paris, 28 of November 2022 – Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) has signed an agreement with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs), marking a collaborative partnership to provide chef training and sustainable solutions to hospitality professionals around the globe.UFS represents the dedicated foodservice business of Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods with sales in 180 different countries. The partnership unites UFS’s online chef training portal, UFS Academy, with Worldchefs Approved Courses platform, providing hospitality professionals with online learning options from top training institutions coupled with digital badging to verify and share skills.

The UFS Academy portal offers unlimited free access to a selection of high-definition training videos, all filmed and created with expert chefs. The video courses are under two minutes to help learners achieve actionable skills in an accessible format, from menu design and plant-based recipes to mental health in the kitchen. As part of the partnership, UFS and Worldchefs will further develop educational content to enhance leadership and personal development opportunities for hospitality professionals. 

UFS leads the industry in providing innovative and high-quality professional food ingredients and value-adding services created by 270 professional chefs, covering fifty cuisines in 200 million dishes a day. UFS brands include Knorr, Hellmann’s, The Vegetarian Butcher and Carte d’Or, with an entrepreneurial team providing products and services created by chefs for chefs and aim to do this in a sustainable way. The agreement will provide Worldchefs’ membership network with a gateway to participate in UFS’s industry-leading creation and discussion of food trends, chef training, and product solutions. 

As part of Unilever, one of the largest manufacturers of foods in the world, UFS recognizes their key role in helping people transition towards healthier diets and helping to reduce the environmental impact of the global food chain. Their portfolio of products has expanded to deliver positive nutrition, one achievement in a broader plan towards Future Foods commitments. The partnership with Worldchefs will provide an additional space to build towards greater sustainability in foodservice, empowering culinary professionals to make a difference.

UFS is a founding member of the #FairKitchens movement, aiming to better the lives of chefs and cooks everywhere.​​ The movement is working to push forward conversations around the unhealthy working conditions in the industry and calls for change, towards a healthier culture makes for a healthier business.​​

Unilever Food Solutions

“Unilever Food Solutions is committed to going the extra mile to deliver sustainable products and services to the industry, and education is a key part of this process,” says Ragnar Fridriksson, Managing Director of Worldchefs. “We are proud to welcome Unilever Food Solutions as a Worldchefs Official Partner and look forward to a fruitful collaboration, bringing new opportunities for personal development to culinary professionals around the globe.”

For more information on Unilever Food Solutions, visit http://www.ufs.com/.

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ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

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 curriculum, 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.

For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

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