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VanDrie Group is Official Partner of Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022

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Global, 02nd November 2021

VanDrie Group is Official Partner of Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022

  • VanDrie Group has joined as an Official Partner and exclusive meat sponsor of the Global Chefs Challenge Finals at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 30 May to 2 June.
  • The family-owned business and world market leader in veal has been a Worldchefs Partner since 2000. With more than 25 companies, VanDrie employs over 2,500 people.
  • The Global Chefs Challenge is where the world’s top chefs meet to compete. Catch the action live in Abu Dhabi. Registration information including an Early Bird special is available at www.worldchefscongress.org/register.

Paris, 2 of November 2021 Worldchefs is pleased to announce a continued partnership with VanDrie Group, the world market leader in veal. VanDrie has renewed as a Global Partner and joins as an Official Partner and exclusive meat sponsor of the Global Chefs Challenge Finals at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 30 May to 2 June.

A Worldchefs Partner since 2000, the Dutch-owned VanDrie Group is a company built on family traditions. In the early 1960s, Jan van Drie purchased his first neXwborn calf for fattening. Today, with more than 25 companies, the group is the largest integrated veal producer in the world, employing over 2,500 people.

The VanDrie Group produces veal and beef products, calf feed, dairy products and calfskins with a circular approach. Monitored by Safety Guard, a unique integral chain management system, approximately 1.5 million calves are processed each year, more than 95% of which are exported all around the world.

VanDrie strives to use their position as a world market leader to advance the industry. At home and abroad, VanDrie is committed to delivering sustainable and animal-friendly food production. Their Research and Development department works on solutions and innovations that benefit animal welfare, the environment and veal farmers. Partners in the Regio Foodvalley Agricultural Network, VanDrie is helping to drive innovation in the sector.

Ragnar Fridriksson and VanDrie chefs at Sirha, 2021

The VanDrie Group focuses on aspects of sustainability as well as the versatility of veal, putting less traditional cuts in the spotlight. By providing recipes and special preparation methods, they continue to express their commitment to using all parts of the calf, and educating the public about lesser known cuts. 

“Worldchefs greatly values our longstanding partnership with the VanDrie Group,” says Ragnar Fridriksson, Worldchefs Managing Director. “I had the opportunity to visit the VanDrie facilities and kitchens earlier this year to film our webcast series, and continue to be impressed and inspired by their company values, culinary traditions, and commitments to sustainable agriculture and animal welfare. We look forward seeing the world’s best chefs create masterpieces with the highest quality veal cuts from our friends at VanDrie.” 

To see Worldchefs webcast with VanDrie, click here. For more information on VanDrie and their products, visit www.vandriegroup.com. To discover new meat cuts and recipes, download their interactive Vealcuts app.

More information on the Global Chefs Challenge Final and Worldchefs Congress & Expo, taking place 30 May to 2 June 2022 in Abu Dhabi, can be found at www.worldchefscongress.org

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ABOUT VANDRIE GROUP

The Dutch family owned VanDrie Group is a world market leader in veal. With more than 25 companies, the group is the largest integrated veal producer. Monitored by Safety Guard, a unique integral chain management system, approximately 1.5 million calves are processed each year, more than 95% of which are exported all around the world. To learn more visit their website www.vandriegroup.com


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 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.

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

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