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Worldchefs Welcomes Koppert Cress as Global Partner

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France, 21st May 2019

Paris, France · 25 April 2019: Worldchefs Welcomes Koppert Cress as Global Partner

Worldchefs is pleased to announce a partnership with Koppert Cress.

Koppert Cress specializes in cresses, the young seedlings of unique, aromatic plants. Their greenhouses provide chefs unparalleled access to living micro-vegetables grown from seeds sourced around the world. To provide a year-round supply of fresh exceptional ingredients, they maintain an international network of biologists, plant experts and gastronomists to help deliver to the interests and demands of hospitality professionals on a global scale.

An innovator in the specialty produce space, Koppert Cress has received multiple awards for developing state-of-the-art and sustainable food production techniques. A two-time recipient of the prestigious AGF Innovation Award, their facilities have been recognized as some of the most advanced in the industry. 

Koppert Crest encourages and supports chefs in understanding the great range of flavor, fragrance, and visual presentation offered by cresses and micro-vegetables, extending far beyond just decorative value. With an ever-growing collection of more than 70 unique cresses and specialties, there is always something new to discover and enhance your next dish.

“Koppert Cress is based in a small town in the heart of the Netherlands, but known internationally for their superior products, chosen by our chefs for taste, health benefits and decorative appeal,” said Thomas Gugler, Worldchefs President. “We are delighted to bring them on board as a Global Partner.”

Koppert Cress products are to be mandatory ingredients in the Global Chefs Challenge Final, taking place in July 2020 as part of Worldchefs Congress & Expo. Chefs selected in rigorous semi-final competitions across the globe will compete in the categories of Global Chefs, Global Pastry Chefs and Global Young Chefs. Early Bird Registration is now open. Register today to catch all the competition action live at

To learn more about Koppert Cress and their products, 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, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and runs the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarian & Sustainability – our 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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