The World's First

GLOBAL CULINARY CERTIFICATION

A NEW GLOBAL BENCHMARK FOR THE CULINARY INDUSTRY, designed by Worlchefs and quality-assured by City & Guilds.

The Worldchefs certification is the first and only global certification for the culinary industry, created by Worldchefs in partnership with City & Guilds, a world leader in skills development and quality assurance.

CHEFS

Get your recognised against global standards

Show employers what you can do

Look for jobs around the world

EMPLOYERS

Tap into a global talent pool

Find cooks and chefs with the skills you need

Develop your staff to grow your business

SCHOOLS

Bench your programme to global industry standards

Give your graduates a head start in their careers

Recognise excellence in teaching

WHY BECOME A CERTIFIED CHEF ?

GET YOUR SKILLS RECOGNISED AGAINST GLOBAL INDUSTRY STANDARDS
Show that your meets standards set by the industry which will give employers confidence that you can deliver on the job.

SHOW EMPLOYERS WHAT YOU CAN DO
Display your Worldchefs badge on your CV and online social profile to show employers the level you are working at as well as your passion for learning.

LOOK FOR JOBS AROUND THE WORLD
Expand your horizon and find a job in different countries. Your Worldchefs badge will make it easier for employers to match your skills with available roles.

STEP

1

CHOOSE THE CORRECT LEVEL

Read the certification requirement and find your level.

Please make sure you are applying for the correct level.

Not sure ? We can help !

STEP

2

CREATE THE EVIDENCE

Compile your evidence, following the task requirements.

You can compile your evidence on the job, while working!

STEP

3

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Submit your application on a simple digital platform called Open Badge Academy (OBA).

Worldchefs assessors will then evaluate your submission and decide whether you have met the standards required.

CHOOSE CERTIFICATION

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 €

FIND OUT MORE APPLY HERE!

WHY WORLDCHEFS GLOBAL CERTIFICATION – EMPLOYERS ?

TAP INTO A GLOBAL TALENT POOL
Tap in a global pool of skilled cooks and chefs to find staff with a proven track record. You can sign up to hear from Worldchefs certified culinary profesionals who are demontrated that their skills and experience meet standards set by the industry.

FIND COOKS AND CHEFS WITH THE SKILLS YOU NEED
With the Worldchefs badges, you can easily filter applications based on your organisation’s needs. Each digital badge displays the typical role that the badge holder’s skillset has been benchmarked against. A Worldchefs badge is also a sign that the person has a passion for their craft and is committed to their own professional development.

DEVELOP YOUR STAFF TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS
Get your staff certified to enhance the reputation and the performance of your organisation and to deliver the best experience for your customers.

Chefs Matter to Employers

Employers and recruiters believe strongly in the importance of chefs, and in the need for a global professional qualification to raise culinary standards internationally.

Hear from our Chefs Matter partners here.

WORLDCHEFS GLOBAL CERTIFICATION - EMPLOYERS

Curious about the benefits of getting your team connected to Worldchefs, and giving your recruitment process a boost with the Worldchefs Global Culinary Certification?

Contact us today! Complete the form below and we will get back to you soon to discuss how we can help to get you started now!

Worldchefs Global Culinary Certification is available at each of the nine levels shown here.

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WHY WORLDCHEFS GLOBAL CERTIFICATION – SCHOOLS ?

BENCHMARK YOUR PROGRAMME TO GLOBAL INDUSTRY STANDARDS
Show that your graduates are ready for the workplace by demonstrating that your programme meets standards set by the industry.

GIVE YOUR GRADUATES A HEAD START IN THEIR CAREERS
Give your students a great advantage when applying for jobs by offering them a professional certification.

RECOGNISE EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Get your tutors certified at the Culinary Educator level to recognise their work and to demonstrate your school’s commitment to delivering programmes of the highest quality.

WORLDCHEFS GLOBAL CERTIFICATION – SCHOOLS

Curious about the benefits of getting your school connected to Worldchefs, and helping your students graduate with a Worldchefs Global Culinary Certification?

Contact us today! Complete the form below and we will get back to you soon to discuss how we can help to get you started now!

Worldchefs Global Culinary Certification is available at each of the nine levels shown here.

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ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR FAST TRACK?

The FAST TRACK route 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. To be eligible applicants must hold a 'qualifying certificate' from one of a number of recognized partners including the American Culinary Federation and more. Find out more by clicking the button below.

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