September 3, 2019

Global Chefs Challenge Results: Who will compete at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020

Paris, France · 2 September 2019 · Global Chefs Challenge Results: Who will compete at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020

The Global Chefs Challenge semi-finals concluded last month with Africa & Middle East delivering the resulting qualifying teams. With regional selection in Europe, the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa & Middle East now complete, the best talent in culinary competition are set to compete at the final, joining top performers from the 2018 Culinary World Cup and wild card competitors from final’s host country, Russia.

The Global Chefs Challenge final will be held during Worldchefs Congress & Expo in St. Petersburg Russia, July 28-31, 2020. With the backdrop of this prestigious biennial event, the anticipated Global Chefs Challenge final sees the best chefs from around the planet go head to head. After many months of competition and preparation, the world’s most promising chefs will experience four days of intense competition and give their very best as they fight to win the prized trophy and title of Worlds Best Chef. 

To learn more about the Global Chefs Challenge and the Road to St. Petersburg, visit A complete list of qualifying countries can also be found below.

Catch all of the action live at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2020. For tickets to the Global Chefs Challenge final and complete access to Congress & Expo events, register now at

Global Chefs Challenge Qualifying Countries

Global Chefs Challenge category:

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Wales

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge category:

  • China
  • Fiji
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States

Global Young Chefs Challenge - Hans Bueschkens Trophy category:

  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United States


The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and runs the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarian & Sustainability – our Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at



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