October 17, 2019

Worldchefs and Feed the Planet partners extend Like a Chef culinary training to four more countries

Paris, France · 17 October 2019 · Worldchefs and Feed the Planet partners extend Like a Chef culinary training to four more countries

Worldchefs, along with partners Electrolux Food Foundation and AIESEC, are gearing up to extend the 'Like a Chef' culinary training to four more countries. This program focuses on sustainable cooking and will equip unemployed people, such as orphans and women, with necessary culinary workplace skills. The trainings are expected to launch in Sweden, Poland, Ukraine, and Egypt in this coming October. To find out more about the 'Like a Chef' culinary training, please read Electrolux's news article. 

The original link can be found below.

On World Food Day, Electrolux is proud to announce that ‘Like a Chef’ – the program to equip unemployed people with culinary workplace skills with a focus on sustainable cooking – is launching in Sweden, Poland, Ukraine and Egypt in October, building on the success of the Electrolux Food Foundation initiative in Brazil and Russia.

The news follows the August announcement to annually fund the Electrolux Food Foundation until 2030 with an expected total of SEK 100 million to help grow their work. Electrolux aims to make sustainable eating the preferred choice by 2030 and the Electrolux Food Foundation works with partners and employee engagement to inspire and educate on sustainable eating and cooking, and to help people in need.

The Like a Chef culinary training program began in 2017 and has so far educated over 150 people in Curitiba, São Carlos and Moscow.

“We have seen from experience that this program can truly make a difference to those who are out of work – from orphaned teenagers to single mothers – giving them both confidence and skills to gain employment,” says Ingrid Yllmark, Head of the Electrolux Food Foundation.

“We plan for this program to grow globally,” adds Malin Ekefalk, Director Social Responsibility & Community Investment, Electrolux. “We are looking for additional Electrolux locations, where we can set up the program together with our partners Worldchefs and AIESEC.”

The eight-week course developed by Worldchefs is taught by volunteer professional chefs and incorporates a zero-waste approach to promote sustainable cooking and eating.

Like a Chef will roll out in:

Sweden – Ten women are taking part in the program at Yalla Rinkeby, a worker-owned social enterprise to help immigrant women in Stockholm. The training kitchen has been equipped with a donation of Electrolux Professional appliances and courses will run four times per year.

Ukraine – Fifteen young people living in orphanages in Kiev are participating in the first wave of the program, taking in place in a local culinary school, with the aim of assisting their transition to independent living and gaining workplace skills.

Poland – In collaboration with the country’s National Federation of Food Banks, the program takes place in the city of Olzstyn where the Food Bank HQ is located. Courses will be held in a newly inaugurated community center and around 50 unemployed people will be trained annually.

Egypt – Twenty unemployed women from Cairo will be trained in the first wave in a kitchen specially built in the Electrolux cooker factory, close to the Egyptian capital. Several local partnerships are also involved and the first group of students will graduate by the end of the year.

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Electrolux extends Like a Chef culinary training to four more countries


The original article can be found on the Electrolux news page.

Click here to find out more about 'Like a Chef'. 


ABOUT WORLDCHEFS 

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 www.worldchefs.org.


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