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Wales Wins Bid to Host Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2026

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Wales, 31st December 2022

The Culinary Association of Wales Wins Bid to Host Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2026

The highly anticipated international event will welcome professional chefs from over 100 countries

Paris, December 31, 2022 – Worldchefs is proud to announce that the Culinary Association of Wales will host WorldChefs Congress & Expo 2026.

Voting was held from 27 to 30 December 2022. Rimini, Italy, hosted by Italian Chefs Federation (FIC) received 24 votes (46.15%). Newport, Wales, hosted by the Culinary Association of Wales, received 28 votes (53.85%). The Culinary Association of Wales wins with 53.85% of the vote. Full voting results can be seen here.

Since 1928, Worldchefs Congress & Expo has united a global community of chefs and cross-industry innovators to network and expand their professional bonds. The biennial international gathering has been organized in 39 cities around the world throughout its illustrious 92-year history.

A hallmark event for the hospitality industry, professional chefs from across the five continents network and expand their professional bonds at Worldchefs Congress & Expo. The unique program delivers presentations and workshops from leading experts in the industry, impactful educational programs including the Worldchefs Educators’ Forum, specialized events designed to uplift the next generation of chefs such as the Bill Gallagher Young Chefs Forum, the Global Chefs Challenge culinary competition, an international trade exhibition.

To see Wales’ Congress 2026 Full Bid, view it HERE.

To see Wales’ Congress 2026 Summary Bid, view it HERE.

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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.

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