ABOUT THE WACS
The World Association of Chefs’ Societies
The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, or Worldchefs in short, is a dynamic global network of more than 100 chefs associations representing chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide. It was founded in1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris with the venerable August Escoffier as first Honorary President.
Worldchefs is a global authority on food, creating impact through these core focus areas:
education – includes our landmark Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program and the world’s first global culinary certification;
networking – Worldchefs provides a gateway to global culinary networking opportunities and hosts the landmark biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;
competition – Worldchefs upholds a list of certified judges, sets global standards for competition rules, 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;
The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines.
We accomplish these goals through education, training and professional development of our international membership. As an authority and opinion leader on food, Worldchefs represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession
The name of the Association is “WORLD ASSOCIATION OF CHEFS’ SOCIETIES (WORLDCHEFS)”. The World Association of Chefs’ Societies remains the official name of the Association. However, for commercial and communication purposes, we can use the brand name WORLDCHEFS reference to motion and voted on in Norway in 2014.