July 18, 2018

Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 – a Resounding Success!

July 2018, Kuala Lumpur

The Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 rounded up with a resounding bang on Saturday, 14 July at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

A landmark event in the 90 years of Worldchefs history, the bi-annual event in the city of Kuala Lumpur welcomed 1053 delegates (that included 114 young chefs )across 80 nationalities for the Congress. During the 4-day event, delegates had the opportunity to learn from world-renowned speakers such as Andre Chiang and Alvin Leung, the latest trends in ingredients such as veal and Australian beef, and topics such as how to reduce food waste.

Over at the Global Chefs Challenge, young chefs, professional chefs and pastry chefs pitted their skills against each other. Niall Larjala, Finland (Global Young Chefs Challenge), Lim Wei Hrn, Singapore (Global Pastry Chefs Challenge) and Jimmi Eriksson, Sweden (Global Chefs Challenge) took the top podium spot.

For the third time, the Congress introduced the accompanying Expo. The 2018 edition proves to also be the biggest in history, welcoming 7,000 visitors in just three days.

Says Thomas Gugler, President of Worldchefs, “The Congress has always been the bi-annual event for the Worldchefs family to gather. This year, it is clear that it is more than a family reunion – it is also a must-go platform for learning about what the world is doing and what you can do as a chef. See you all in 2020 in St Petersburg, Russia!”

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