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Worldchefs Global Chefs Challenge Final Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

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Wales, 06th September 2021

Worldchefs Global Chefs Challenge Final Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns 

  • Worldchefs, together with the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) and its partners, the International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales), the Celtic Manor Resort, and the Welsh Government, have cancelled the anticipated event in Newport scheduled for October 23-26, 2021.

  • Worldchefs Global Chefs Challenge Final 2020 had been postposed to October 2021 following the onsite of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Competing countries are invited to send their competitors to the Global Chefs Challenge final at Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 30 May to 2 June 2022.

Paris, 6 of September 2021  The Worldchefs Culinary Competition Committee have announced a cancellation of the Global Chefs Challenge Final 2020, scheduled for October 23-26, 2021. Amid continued concerns of health, safety, and travel restrictions for participating teams, Worldchefs together with the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) and its partners, the International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales), the Celtic Manor Resort, and the Welsh Government, made the difficult decision to cancel the anticipated event.


The national teams of qualifying countries have been invited to compete in the final at the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 in Abu Dhabi. Acknowledging the hard work and dedication of the competitorstraining for this major competition through the COVID-19 uncertainty, Worldchefs Board has expressed gratitude and pride for the commitment and professionality demonstrated by every competiton team.

Participating national teams have been invited to compete in Abu Dhabi during Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022.


To support the participation and inclusion of all competitor hopefuls, Worldchefs Board and Culinary Competition Committee have adjusted the age limit for competition in the Global Chefs Challenge events for 2022. The age limit for Abu Dhabi will be changed for the Young Chefs and Commis Chefs to reflect that they be born after 1st January 1995. This will allow all competitors who have been in training the opportunity to showcase their skills in Abu Dhabi. 


The Global Chefs Challenge final at the Worldchefs Congress & Expo will mark the first major reunion of international industry professionals. With the backdrop of this historic event, the Global Chefs Challenge will again sees the best chefs from around the planet go head to head in four days of intense competition for the prized trophy and title of Worlds Best Chef. 

To learn more about Worldchefs Congress & Expo, visit




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


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