Paris, France · 19 November 2019 · Welcomegroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration Celebrates Worldchefs Accreditation
Article from Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration
The Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration
proudly celebrated their accreditation to the apex body for chefs in the world,
World Association of Chefs Societies, on the 8th of November 2019.
The World Association of Chefs Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a non-political
professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary
standards of global cuisines. It accomplishes these goals through education,
training and professional development through their international membership. As an
authority and opinion leader on food, Worldchefs represents a global voice on
all issues related to the culinary profession. It was founded in1928 at the
Sorbonne in Paris with the venerable August Escoffier as the first Honorary
President. Worldchefs is a dynamic global network of more than 100 chefs’ associations representing
chefs at all levels and across all specialities worldwide.
Earlier this year the Welcomgroup Graduate
School of Hotel Administration, as a part of this accreditation process, was audited
and enrolled as a member of Indian federation of culinary associations (IFCA).
The Indian Federation of Culinary
Associations is a nodal body of culinary professionals in India and is an
independent, apolitical, non-religious and voluntary organization of culinary professionals
was formed with the idea of developing the culinary profession and to showcase
Indian cuisine on the global platform. IFCA hopes to promote culinary knowledge
and propagate various kinds of food and bring obscure culinary styles and
practices to the forefront.
The celebration was graced by the top
leadership of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal. The welcome
address was provided by Principal Chef K Thirugnanasambantham who welcomed the gathering and said the process started nine months back: “There was an intense
audit process. We had lots of work to do. Team WGSHA stuck together and worked
hard. Finally, we achieved the IFCA accreditation last month. The Worldchefs accreditation then followed this. It is a testament to the high standards of
quality culinary education provided here at WGSHA. Besides national and
international rankings, Worldchefs accreditation is yet another feather added to
WGSHA’s crown. It gives us global visibility.”
The chief guest Dr H. Vinod Bhat,
Vice-Chancellor Manipal academy of higher education (MAHE) provided an
inspiring and thought-provoking message. He made the gathering aware of the
prestige attached to the accreditations they had received; how it opened the door
to many more opportunities and how the journey to greater heights was just
beginning. He ended his speech on a light-hearted note saying, “WGSHA unlike
others, is the only institution where any meeting begins and ends with a meal.”
The event was brought to a crescendo with a ceremonious cutting of the cake and
applause from the gathering of student chefs, distinguished guests and faculty
of Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration.
To learn more about Worldchefs Education Partners, visit https://www.worldchefs.org/global-education-network.
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, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality;
Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;
Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and runs the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;
Humanitarian & Sustainability – our 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.