Global Chefs Challenge Final in Thessaloniki Greece is sure to be action-packed! 1 year ago

After a year of intense competition on 6 continents, 40 of the world’s top chefs will be pitting their culinary skills against each other at the Global Chef Challenge Finals in Thessaloniki, Greece!

Using the freshest and top quality ingredients from Scotland, Holland, Norway, New Zealand and Thailand, this elite selection of chefs will be placed in the same level playing field, ensuring that the chef with the best cooking skills will take the crown.

Be prepared to watch the sizzling action at the Global Chef Challenge, the Global Pastry Chef Challenge and Hans Bueschkens Young Chef Challenge. It will be a sight to behold!

Check out the competitors here:

Semi Final Europe South 16-18 April Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Global Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Christian Spagnoli, Italy
1st runner up
Celso Duarte Padeiro, Portugal
2nd runner up
Tsemperlidis Alkiviandis, Greece

Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Salvatore Canargiu, Italy
Wild Card Competitor
Anninos Polikarpos, Greece

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Agrafiotis Vassilis, Greece

Semi Final Asia 20-24 May Bangkok, Thailand

Global Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Lee Boon Seng, Singapore
1st runner up
Yuen Chi Hin (Steve), Hong Kong
2nd runner up
Chia-Chi Li, Taiwan

Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Tay Sock Hui Payuda (Lynnette), Singapore

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Narae Kim, South Korea
Wild Card Competitor
Desmond Lee Yam Hock, Singapore

Semi Final Americas 23-25 October Ecuador

Global Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Christopher Corkum, Canada
1st runner up
Eddie Tancredi, USA
2nd runner up
Felipe Campana, Ecuador

Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Victor Hugo Perez Ruiz, USA

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Stephan Schubert, USA

Semi Final Europe North 3-6 June Aalborg, Denmark

Global Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Thomas Johansen Borgan, Norway
1st runner up
Fredrik AndersonSweden
2nd runner up
Mikkel Laursen, Denmark
3rd runner up
Eero Vottonen, Finland

Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Robert Sandberg, Sweden
Wild Card Competitor
Tommy Jespersem, Denmark

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Frida Backe, Sweden
1st runner up
Enni Rantala, Finland

Semi Final Pacific Rim 30 July-2 August Auckland, New Zealand

Global Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Mathew Weller, Australia
1st runner up
Marc Sycamore, New Zealand

Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Christopher Malone, Australia

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Jenni Key, Australia

Semi Final Europe Central 1-4 October Prague, Czech Republic

Global Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Tobias Laabs, Germany
1st runner up
Richard Elek, Hungary

Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Marianus Von Horsten, Germany

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge

1st prize
David Domonkos, Hungary

Semi Final Africa/Middle East 7-8 December Abu Dhabi

Global Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Thamara Kumari, UAE
1st runner up
Khala Walid Karim, Qatar
2nd runner up
Omar Ahmed Hamada, Egypt

Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Rahil Rathod, UAE
Wild Card Competitor
Jo Andri Pretorius, Namibia

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge

1st prize
Achala Sanjeewa Weerasinghe, UAE
Wild Card Competitor
Aoki Yusuke, Qatar

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