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Worldchefs President Presents 2022 Awards, Medals and Recognitions

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14th June 2022

Worldchefs President Presents 2022 Awards, Medals and Recognitions

Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler proudly presented the Worldchefs 2022 Awards, Medals & Recognitions to Members, Sponsors and Partners for their outstanding efforts and contributions to Worldchefs over the past 2 years. All recipients were acknowledged at the General Meeting and Gala Dinner during Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. See Worldchefs Medals & Awards                                     

The Humanitarian Award was also presented by President Thomas Gugler to Bernd Breiter in Frankfurt, Germany onthe BigCityBeats Stage at the World Space Club Kitchen. More details to  follow.

2022 Awards, Medals & Recognitions

Humanitarian Award: Bernd Breiter, World Space Club Kitchen

Education Award: Benny Dong (China) and Roxy Ji (China)

Communication Award: Georg Detroy, AMT World’s Best Pan  

Lifetime Achievement Award: Gert Klozke (Sweden)

Escoffier Award: Anton Mosimann (Switzerland)

President Award: Andrey Magaletskiy (Ukraine)

Partnership Award: Koppert Cress

Partnership Award: HUG AG

Young Chefs Development Award: Nestle Professional

Sustainability Partnership Award: Electrolux

Worldchefs Honorary Lifetime Judge: Hilmar Bragi Jonsson (Iceland)

Worldchefs Honorary Judge Recognition: Bernd Uber (Australia) and Iztok Legat (Slovenia)

President’s Medals were also presented to Maria Shramko (Iceland/Ukraine), Josephine Cuthbert (UAE), Gunther-Heinz Zucchelli (Austria), Zoran Miskovic (Serbia), Dimuthu Kumarasinghe (Sri Lanka), Khandsuren Natsag (Mongolia), Teodor Stoleru (Romania), Ahmad Shafiq (Pakistan), Hossam Soliman (Egypt), Wajdy Al Ghabban (Saudi Arabia), Kurt Scheller (Poland), Elia Nora Rodriguez (Venezuela), Veselina Slavcheva (Bulgaria), Joumana Dammous Salame (Lebanon), Tom Atle Steffensen (Norway), Adrijana Alacki (Macedonia), Andres Atapoma in Memorium (Peru), Hazel Mulberry (Scotland), Jugesh Arora (India), Wolfgang Roessler in Memorium (Canada) and Stefan Bercea (Romania).

President Thomas Gugler extended a “Heartfelt Congratulations to all the 2022 Recipients! Thank you to everyone for your ongoing contributions to Worldchefs and our global society.”



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 recognising 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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