Culinary Arts & Hot Kitchen Competition Seminar: Stuttgart

Start Date : February 14, 2020

End Date : February 14, 2020

Type : Competition Seminars

Country : Germany

Culinary Arts & Hot Kitchen Competition Seminar: Stuttgart

Kick off IKA/Culinary Olympics with a Worldchefs Competition Seminar!

Competition Seminar instructors share techniques from both the perspective of Worldchefs Certified Judges and award winning competitors. Participants gain understanding of not only judging criteria, but also best practices in the competition kitchen and tactics from teams that consistently reach the highest place at the podium.

Current judges: All Worldchefs Certified Judges are required to attend a Competition Seminar every five years. 

Future judges: Attending a Competition Seminar is a mandatory part of the process to become a Worldchefs Certified Judge. Participants are awarded a certificate of participation that can be submitted as one of the required credentials in an application. To learn more about the process and for a complete list of requirements, download the Worldchefs Certified Judge application form here.

Judges: Why attend?
  • Keep up to date with culinary trends, and discover all the latest rules necessary to provide fair judgment during competition events.
  • Engage with renowned chef instructors and network with a diverse and driven class of competition chefs, aspiring judges, and influencers in the culinary space.
  • Current judges: All Worldchefs Certified Judges are required to attend a Competition Seminar every five years. 

  • Future judges: Take the first step towards becoming a Worldchefs Certified Judge. Participants receive a certificate of participation after attending a Competition Seminar. This certificate of completion is one of the mandatory requirements when submitting a Worldchefs Certified Judge application.

Competitors: Why attend?

  • Learn indispensable tips to excel in culinary competitions, and understand the service process and presentation details to make sure you know everything from the very beginning to the end.
  • Be the first to discover current culinary trends, innovations in modern kitchen equipment, and the latest technologies used in competition.
  • Engage with renowned chef instructors and get inspired alongside a diverse and driven class of competition chefs, aspiring judges, and influencers in the culinary space.


Meet your Seminar instructor

This seminar is taught by Chef Gert Klötzke, Chairman of Worldchefs Culinary Competition Committee and a Certified A Judge. Chef Gert has won numerous awards on the international culinary scene, including Chef of the Year in Sweden. Gert has spent over a decade mentoring the next generation of competition talent. He was Sweden’s team manager at the Culinary Olympics in 2000 and 2004, where Sweden was Overall Winner, and at the Culinary World Cup 2002 as well as Basel 1998. He continues to advise several teams in Europe. Most recently, he was the appointed competition trainer for the National Culinary Team of Finland, which came in 2nd overall at the Culinary Olympics 2016. Gert is also the Gastronomic Adviser for the Nobel Foundation and an Honorable Doctor at University of Umeå, where he has served as a Professor in Gastronomy.



Learn more about becoming a Worldchefs Certified Judge

Attending a Competition Seminar is one of the required credentials in a Certified Judge application. Keep in mind, all Certified Judges are required to attend a Competition Seminar every five years. These intensive workshops provide key information about current trends, competition rules and judging criteria, to help chefs keep up-to-date and at their best!

Attending applicable Competition Seminars is one part of the process to become a judge, and does not automatically qualify you as a Certified Judge. Applicants must fulfil additional criteria and provide evidence of support in a formal application process. To learn more about the full approval process, visit: www.worldchefs.org/Application-To-Become-A-Judge


Seminar Cost: 300€

For more information, contact Linh To, Project & Event Coordinator, linh@worldchefs.org.

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