- Worldchefs Academy (www.worldchefsacademy.com) has expanded their course offerings, adding Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals to the line-up of free courses available for chefs around the world and at any stage of their career.
- The e-learning version of Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals was created by Worldchefs Feed the Planet initiative, powered by Electrolux Food Foundation and Custom Culinary, and includes eight lessons to help learners deepen their knowledge of sustainable culinary methods.
- Graduates receive a Worldchefs certificate and digital credential in the form of a digital badge, an important way to make skills visible whenseeking employment in professional kitchens or demonstrating commitment to the sustainability movement.
Paris, 13 of July 2022 – Worldchefs Academy has expanded their course offerings, adding Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals to the line-up of free courses available for chefs around the world and at any stage of their career. The online course includes eight lessons to help learners engage with key themes and deepen their knowledge of sustainable culinary methods.
The e-learning version of Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals was created by Worldchefs Feed the Planet initiative, powered by Electrolux Food Foundation and Custom Culinary, with the support of content advisors of culinary educators and experts around the globe.
|Anne McBride||Deputy Director of the Torribera Mediterranean Center (TMC)||Italy|
|Chris Koetke||Chairman of Worldchefs Feed the Planet & Sustainability Committee||USA|
|Clinton Monchuk||Executive Director of the Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan||Canada|
|Daniel Schweizer CEC, CCA, WCEC||Executive Chef at Goddard Catering Group, Vice President ACF Jamaica Chapter, and Member of Worldchefs Feed the Planet & Sustainability Committee||Jamaica|
|Jihan Sahawnih||Culinary Professor at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and Member of Worldchefs Feed the Planet & Sustainability Committee||Jordan|
|Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D, CHE, CRC||Professor and Director at Drexel University||USA|
|Kelly Daynard||Executive Director of Farm & Food Care Ontario||Canada|
|Richard Young||Director of the Frontier Energy Food Service Technology Center Frontier Energy, Inc.||USA|
|Rodrigo Duarte-Casar, MSc||Lecturer at the School of Gastronomía Universidad Técnica de Manabí||Ecuador|
|Sheila A. Bowman||Seafood Watch Manager of Culinary Initiatives at the Monterey Bay Aquarium||USA|
|Shonah Chalmers CCC, BSc, WCCE||Culinary Professor at Humber College and Vice Chairwoman of Worldchefs Feed the Planet & Sustainability Committee||Canada|
|Terence Keith Jenkinson||Head of Culinary Arts at Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy||Namibia|
|Vincent Doumeizel||Vice President of Food Beverage and Sustainability for Lloyd’s Register Foundation||France|
The curriculum teaches chefs how to think and act sustainably, with modules on the Big Picture, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Seafood, Energy, Water, Waste Management, and Sustainable Nutrition. Upon completion of the course, participants are equipped with the theory required to complete an online assessment, and receive a Worldchefs certificate and digital credential in the form of a digital badge – an important way to make skills visible when seeking employment in professional kitchens or demonstrating commitment to the sustainability movement.
“Whether you are learning the basics needed to start a career in culinary arts or expanding your knowledge on sustainability, Worldchefs Academy provides important tools for career development,” says Ragnar Fridriksson, Worldchefs Managing Director. “Beyond skills, the Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals course empowers chefs to take action for people and planet, helping chefs to harness ‘the power of the white jacket’ and take on their responsibility to share healthy and sustainable habits with the many people they feed.”
Ingrid Mellstig, Head of Electrolux Food Foundation, says “we can all learn to make informed decisions about what to cook and eat. It is extra cool when knowledgable chefs lead the way to sustainable food habits. As a Feed the Planet partner, we are very proud of this initiative.”
Worldchefs Academy launched the flagship Pre-Commis Chef Training Program and mobile app in 2018 with the support of Nestlé Professional and the Pro Gastronomia Foundation. Offering culinary education for aspiring chefs that may not have the means, mobility, or flexibility to attend full-time culinary school, the Pre-Commis Chef course is designed to prepare students for their first job in professional kitchen. The program also links to Worldchefs Global Culinary Certification opportunities and is intended to be the first step on the culinary career pathway.
Learners can now access both the Pre-Commis Chef Training Program and Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals through the Worldchefs Academy online portal: www.worldchefsacademy.com. Participants can learn through the web-based platform or via the mobile app offering an offline study mode. By connecting to the internet when it is available, they can download the course via the mobile app and study at any time, with or without internet access. Then they go back online when ready to complete the final assessment.
The Pre-Commis Chef Training Program is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Italian, German, and Mandarin. The Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals Course is available in English with additional languages to follow.
“For us at Worldchefs, it is important to give aspiring chefs the foundation for a proper learning system that is available to all,” says Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler. “On behalf of the Worldchefs Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate all the volunteers and our wondering sponsors who helped to bring this educational opportunity to chefs around the world. We are proud to provide the resources to help prepare our industry for a better future,” says Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler.
The Worldchefs Academy mobile app can be downloaded on both the App Store and Google Play, and at www.worldchefsacademy.com.
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The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a federation made up of 110 national chef associations. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries years of history since its founding in 1928 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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