ELIGIBILITY FOR FAST TRACK CERTIFICATION

Fast track certification allows qualified candidates to become automatically eligible for the Worldchefs Global Culinary Certification. In just a few simple steps, candidates can make their existing qualifications go global!

There are a number of paths to the fast track route, but to be eligible applicants must hold a ‘qualifying certificate’, meet the conditions outlined for each level, and pay the application fee. That’s it!

See below for details about existing qualifying certificates.

CHOOSE FAST TRACK CERTIFICATION LEVEL

Worldchefs Certified Master Chef (WCMC)

A professional chef who creates innovative dishes of exceptional quality and has achieved an award or certification which is considered to be a benchmark for culinary excellence. The holder of this title has a minimum of ten years of professional cooking experience and is employed as an executive chef, corporate executive chef (or equivalent) or runs own business.

Application fee: 350 €

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Worldchefs Certified Master Pastry Chef (WCMPC)

A professional pastry chef who creates innovative pasty, bakery and dessert products of exceptional quality and has achieved an award or certification which is considered to be a benchmark for pastry excellence. The holder of this title has a minimum of ten years of professional pastry and baking experience and is employed as an executive pastry chef, corporate executive pastry chef (or equivalent) or runs own business.

Application fee: 350 €

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Worldchefs Certified Culinary Educator (WCCE)

A professional educator in a teaching or lecturing position who has a minimum of ten years of documented education and industry experience, including a minimum of four years of full-time teaching experience (or equivalent). The holder of this title works in an accredited school, college or other educational institution.

Application fee: 350 €

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Worldchefs Certified Executive Chef (WCEC)

A professional chef, with a minimum of seven years of professional cooking experience, who is the head of multiple food service outlets within an operation. The holder of this title is employed as an executive chef, corporate executive chef (or equivalent) or runs own business.

Application fee: 300 €

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Worldchefs Certified Chef de Cuisine (WCCC)

A professional chef, with a minimum of seven years of professional cooking experience, who is responsible for planning and supervising the food production, management and development of staff and kitchen management. A Chef de Cuisine may also be referred to as a Head Chef of a professional kitchen.

Application fee: 250 €

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Worldchefs Certified Pastry Chef (WCPC)

A professional pastry chef or baker who is responsible for producing pastry, baking and dessert products and managing pastry staff. The holder of this title is employed as a pastry chef, corporate pastry chef (or equivalent) or runs own business and has a minimum of seven years of professional pastry and baking experience, including two years as the head pastry chef.

Application fee: 250 €

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Worldchefs Certified Sous Chef (WCSC)

A professional chef who is responsible for supervising an entire area of the kitchen or assisting the chef in managing the entire food service operation. The holder of this title reports directly to the Chef de Cuisine or Executive Chef and has a minimum of five years of professional cooking experience, including a minimum of two years as a sous chef.

Application fee: 160 €

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Worldchefs Certified Chef de Partie (WCCP)

A professional chef (de Partie), with a minimum of three years of cooking experience under the direction of a sous chef or head chef, who is responsible for one or more designated sections in the kitchen such as grill, sauce corner, larder and/or pastry corner.

Application fee: 120 €

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Worldchefs Certified Professional Cook (Commis Chef)

CHEF DE PARTIE LEVEL

Coming soon, fast track programme approvals in progress.

A professional cook, with a minimum of three years of cooking experience, who performs a variety of basic cooking or baking tasks in a food service operation, under the supervision of a professional chef.

Application fee: 60 €

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QUALIFYING CERTIFICATES - ABOUT

CERTIFIED MASTER CHEF LEVEL

1. Achievement of Michelin star(s)

Condition
Applicants must be working as the executive chef in the establishment which holds the Michelin star(s) at the time of application.

2. Achievement of ACF Certified Master Chef® - CMC®

Condition
Applicants must be working as an executive chef or equivalent at the time of application.

3. Achievement of the Worldchefs Global Master Chefs certification

Condition
Applicants must be working in the industry when applying and will need to provide details of their current employment.

CERTIFIED MASTER PASTRY CHEF LEVEL

1. Achievement of ACF Certified Master Pastry Chef® - CMPC®

Condition
Applicants must be working as a head pastry chef, executive pastry chef, or equivalent at the time of application.

CERTIFIED EXECUTIVE CHEF LEVEL

1. Achievement of ACF Certified Executive Chef® - CEC®

Condition
Applicants must be working as an executive chef or equivalent, at the time of application.

CERTIFIED PASTRY LEVEL

1. Achievement of ACF Certified Executive Pastry Culinarian® - CEPC®

Condition
Applicants must be working as an executive chef or equivalent, at the time of application.

CERTIFIED CHEF DE CUISINE LEVEL

1. Achievement of ACF Certified Chef de Cuisine® - CCC®

Condition
Applicants must be working at or above the level they have been certified for, at the time of application.

CERTIFIED SOUS CHEF LEVEL

1. Achievement of ACF Certified Sous Chef® - CSC®

Condition
Applicants must be working at or above the level they have been certified for, at the time of application.

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL COOK (COMMIS CHEF) LEVEL

1. Achievement of ACF Certified Culinarian® - CC®

Condition
Applicants must be working at or above the level they have been certified for, at the time of application.

2. Successful completion of one of the following culinary programmes since the date of approval shown below*:

Name of the school Date of approval Name of the programme approved for fast track certification
Chefs Training and Innovations Academy (CTIA), South Africa December 2013 City & Guilds Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts)
Cilantro Culinary Academy, Malaysia March 2015
  • City & Guilds Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Patisserie)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Advance Diploma In Food Prep & Cookery Supervision
Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus October 2016 Gastronomy and Culinary Arts: Bachelor of Science Degree
Florence University of the Arts, Italy January 2015 Culinary Art/ Sous Chef and Food Management Operator, Certificate
Hospitality Industry Training and Development Centre, Hong Kong August 2014 Culinary Art Degree (18-month)
Humber College, Canada January 2014
  • Culinary Management Diploma
  • Apprentice Cook
  • Dual Diploma
International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA Dubai), United Arab Emirates September 2014 City & Guilds Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Food Preparation (Culinary Arts/ Patisserie)
Kai Ping Culinary School, Taiwan January 2016 Culinary Arts Diploma
KDU University College, Malaysia October 2014 Diploma in Culinary Arts
Berjaya University October 20, 2014
  • Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • City & Guilds Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Patisserie)
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Advance Diploma In Food Prep & Cookery Supervision
  • Degree in Culinary Arts
  • Worldchefs Global Master Chef certification

*Condition
Applicants who graduated more than six months before the date of their application must be working in the industry as Professional Cook or Commis Chef (or a level above) and will need to provide details of their current employment.

*Holders of the Worldchefs Global Master Chefs certification are advised to contact Worldchefs to find out about the special rate they are eligible for. Please email education@worldchefs.org for more details.

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