“We may live without poetry, music and art. We may live without conscience, and live without heart. We may live without friends. We may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.” – Owen Meredith, 1860
Just a little reminder for you to share with family and friends around the holiday table this year. In all seriousness, however, we would not be without you, our chefs. Thank you for all that you do as part of our Worldchefs family.
Wishing you all a very happy and healthy festive season, The Worldchefs team
Early Bird rates END December 31st! Get your Congress 2020 tickets before the price increases! Book by December 31st and save up to 200€. In a group of 10 or more? Book together and save. For groups of 10 or more, every 10th ticket comes FREE! “Attending the Congress will give you the information and contacts to power up your career,” says James Beard award-winning chef & father of American Cuisine, Jeremiah Tower. Network with Jeremiah and chefs from around the globe at Congress 2020, where chefs meet!
The results are in! International Chefs Day 2019 was an inspiration. Just look at our final counts for this year: 72,957 children reached and 1,849 participating chefs! Children around the world had a chance to spend time with Worldchefs members on and around October 20th to celebrate International Chefs Day, and what a difference it made! Special thanks to our partner, Nestlé Professional, and congratulations to each and every chef who helped make this possible. Click the image to see photos from events around the globe!
The next Worldchefs European Presidents forum will be held in Scotland the 5th & 6th of April 2020! The Scottish Chefs (FCS) are privileged to be hosting the next meeting on the beautiful west coast of Scotland this spring. They’ve put together an exciting itinerary for both Presidents and Young Chefs featuring visits to craft bakeries, lush green pastures, and creameries tucked away on majestic castle grounds. Find out more and register here.
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Dilmah Tea Moulds Culinary Ambassadors for Bocuse d’Or
After months of hard work, world class training and nail biting anticipation, the team that will represent Sri Lanka at the world’s most prestigious culinary competition has been selected. The Fortress Resort and Spa, Galle were titled Gold winners of Bocuse d’Or Sri Lanka. These culinary ambassadors will now take forth the best of our island’s ingredients including Ceylon’s finest tea to create authentic culinary masterpieces at the Bocuse d’Or Asia Finals.
Bocuse d’Or Sri Lanka together with Dilmah Tea have been moulding culinary ambassadors for Sri Lanka since its inception in 2010. Established to uplift Sri Lanka’s culinary standards and create culinary ambassadors that could earn international accolades for their skill and passion, this year 22 teams battled it for the coveted opportunity to represent Sri Lanka.
Speaking at the event on the importance of moulding culinary ambassadors, Malik Fernando, son of Dilmah Tea Founder, said:
“Dilmah, as part of our commitment to social justice, operates two culinary hospitality schools called ‘Empower’ for impoverished families, mainly to encourage culinary tourism and uplift rural Sri Lanka”.
Further to the establishment of the Empower Culinary and Hospitality School (ECHS). You too can play a role in empowering lives with your skill and talent at the ECHS.