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Worldchefs History

1919

International labour office open in geneva, Swiszterland

1920

Swiss cook federation introduces the idea of an international chef association in May.

1928

WACS established in Sorbonne, Paris. August Escoffier appointed as the first honorary president.

1930

Congress held in Paris, France

1936

Congress held in Nice, France

1939

WWII breaks out and contact between WACS members are suspended

1949

SKV secretary W. Salzmann and the Swiss cook federation reinstate WACS

1951

Congress held in Frankfurt, Germany. Switzerland assumes WACS presidency

1954

Congress held in Berne, Switzerland

1956

Congress held in Frankfurt, Germany. Austria assumes WACS presidency

1958

Congress held in Brussels, Belgium

1960

Congress held in Vienna, Austria. Germany assumes WACS presidency

1962

Congress held in Stockholm, Sweden

1964

Congress held in Frankfurt, Germany. Switzerland assumes WACS presidency

1966

Congress held in Tel Aviv, Israel

1968

WACS celebrates its 40th anniversary. Congress held in Geneva, Switzerland. Austria assumes WACS presidency

1970

Congress held in Budapest, Hungary

1972

Congress held in Frankfurt, Germany. German cook federation takes over presidency

1974

Congress held in Banff, Canada. Landmark meeting between members from different continents. Emile Perrin is selected to honorary presidents

1976

Congress held in Frankfurt, Germany. France assumes WACS presidency

1978

Congress held in Paris, France

1980

Congress in Rome, Italy. Canada assumes WACS presidency

1982

Congress in Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary

1984

WACS celebrates its 60th anniversary. Congress held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Germany assumes WACS presidency

1986

Congress held in Ljubljana, Slovenia

1988

WACS celebrates its 60th anniversary. Congress held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Germany assumes WACS presidency

1990

Congress held in Singapore

1992

Congress held in Frankfurt, Germany. USA assumes WACs presidency

1994

Congress held in Stavanger, Norway

1996

Congress held in Jerusalem, Israel. South Africa assumes WACS presidency

1998

WACS celebrates its 70th anniversary. Congress held in Melbourne, Australia

2000

Congress in Maastricht, Netherlands. Germany assumes WACS presidency

2002

Congress held in Kyoto, Japan

2004

Congress held in Dublin, Ireland. USA assumes WACS presidency

2006

Congress held in Auckland, New Zealand

2008

Congress held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Iceland assumes WACS presidency

2010

Congress held in Santiago, Chile

2012

Congress held in Daejeon, South Korea, Iceland assumes presidency for a second term

2014

Congress held in Stavanger, Norway

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