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Worldchefs Welcomes Six New Education Partners Representing Culinary Training Excellence in Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Pakistan

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12th December 2022

Worldchefs Welcomes Six New Education Partners Representing Culinary Training Excellence in Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Pakistan.

  • Worldchefs has announced the addition of six culinary education institutions from across the globe as part of the celebrated Quality Culinary Education Program. Indonesia’s OTTIMMO International Mastergourmet Academy, Ireland’s College of Further Education and Training, Jamaica’s HEART College of Hospitality Services, United Arab Emirates’ HTMi Switzerland Dubai, Turkey’s MUSEM Akademi, and Pakistan’s MasterClass Pakistan have joined Worldchefs as Education Partners. 
  • Accepted as a Worldchefs Recognized Schools, each Education Partner fulfills the criteria for the Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program. Launched in 2010, the landmark Recognition of Quality Culinary Education officially recognizes educational institutions committed to the highest standards in culinary education.
  • To explore all Worldchefs Education Partners, visit worldchefs.org/education-partner

Paris, 16 of December 2022 – Worldchefs has announced the addition of four culinary education institutions from across the globe as part of the celebrated Quality Culinary Education Program. OTTIMMO International Mastergourmet Academy, College of Further Education and Training, HEART College of Hospitality Services, HTMi Switzerland Dubai, MUSEM Akademi, and MasterClass Pakistan have joined Worldchefs as Education Partners. The partnership unites their staff, students, and alumni with an international network of hospitality professionals charting the future of culinary education and training.

Accepted as Worldchefs Recognized Schools, each Education Partner fulfills the criteria for the Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program. Launched in 2010, the landmark Recognition of Quality Culinary Education officially recognizes educational institutions committed to the highest standards in culinary education. Recognized Schools represent excellence in culinary education on a global scale. 

OTTIMMO International Mastergourmet Academy was founded in 2012 as a gourmet school and training center dedicated to the development of outstanding culinary arts education in Indonesia. OTTIMMO students undertake a three-year education program with specialization andconcentrations in the Culinary Arts and Gastronomy as well as the Baking Pastry Arts and Science with an of Advance Diploma. With a focus on international standards, graduates are prepared to compete globally. 

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s College of Further Education and Training’s (FET) hospitality campus is an EFQM European Centre of Excellence in the delivery of quality-assured Further Education and Training. Dedicated to providing the highest level of culinary and hospitality training, the College of FET has built strong relationships within the Irish hospitality industry to link students and alumni directly with employment opportunities. The variety of Further Education and Training programs on offer at their Limerick campus range from entry-level to advanced, with the duration of training varying from three months to two years. Most of the training offered is on a full-time basis, with awards ranging from Levels 4 to 6 on Ireland’s National Framework of Qualifications.

Since 1986, the Runaway Bay HEART College of Hospitality Services (HCHS) in Jamaica has trained talent to meet thedemand for skilled workers in the hospitality industry. HEART is committed to preparing flexible workers to meet the dynamic and changing hospitality industry, and to the continuous professional development of their staff. Through experiential and cooperative learning, they work to deliver a competent and certified hospitality workforce to enable entrepreneurship, increase employment opportunities, and improve productivity. With the slogan “Training for Prosperity”, HEART College is driving prosperity for individuals, communities, businesses, and the country at large.

HTMi Switzerland Dubai, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland Dubai, is the latest addition to the HTMi family of campuses. The first Swiss hotel school to open a campus in Dubai, HTMi is working to be the leading hospitality and tourism management institute in the Middle East. The institute offers Swiss qualifications to its graduates, with undergraduate and postgraduate programs in international hotel and tourism management and culinary arts. It prepares students for thriving management careers in the global hospitality industry through world-class education, workshops, and training programs. Offering a large modern city campus strategically located in the prestigious Studio One Hotel, students gain experience in a real-life hotel environment by both learning in and staying in the hotel for the duration of their studies.

Headquartered in the historic Gaziantep province of Turkey’s southeastern Anatolian region, MUSEM Akademi opened its doors in September 2021 with a mission to educate a professional workforce for the regional food and beverage industry and to protect one of the most important elements of Gaziantep’s local culture, Gaziantep cuisine. To promote entrepreneurship and food tourism and to ensure the continuity of taste, MUSEM provides holistic training from product selection to procurement, production to protection, and preparation to presentation and promotion, all gathered under one roof. With a future-proofing approach, MUSEM Akademi is entrusting the knowledge and power of heritage cuisine to the next generations.

MasterClass Pakistan is a one-of-a-kind facility aspiring to globalize the culinary and hospitality industry of Pakistan. Their facility was founded to revolutionize the perspective people have regarding cooking. Their main aim is to fill the skill gap in the market regarding learning culinary arts as a skill with their state of art services and courses. MasterClass Pakistan provides hands-on cooking classes under the supervision of expert chefs, with kitchen stations built on international standards. Their fully equipped facility provides an ideal place for students and cooking enthusiasts to learn all about food, desserts, and beverages. The courses they offer are designed to encourage aspiring foodies to kick-start their careers in the field of culinary, or just develop cooking/baking skills as a hobby. Their programs are driven by our passion for food, and the trends popular in the culinary industry across the globe.

“Worldchefs is proud to welcome this new group of outstanding training institutions to our international network.” says John Clancy, Worldchefs Education Director. “Together we share a vision for the future leaders of the industry, promoting a holistic F&B industry through the sharing of heritage cuisine, globally relevant skills, business acumen, and international standards.”

To explore all Worldchefs Education Partners, visit worldchefs.org/education-partner

Cover photo: Students at HTMi Switzerland Dubai

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ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

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 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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