November 8, 2019

Welcomegroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration Celebrates Worldchefs Accreditation

Paris, France · 19 November 2019 ·  Welcomegroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration Celebrates Worldchefs Accreditation

Article from Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration

The Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration proudly celebrated their accreditation to the apex body for chefs in the world, World Association of Chefs Societies, on the 8th of November 2019. The World Association of Chefs Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. It accomplishes these goals through education, training and professional development through their international membership. As an authority and opinion leader on food, Worldchefs represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession. It was founded in1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris with the venerable August Escoffier as the first Honorary President. Worldchefs is a dynamic global network of more than 100 chefs’ associations representing chefs at all levels and across all specialities worldwide.

Earlier this year the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, as a part of this accreditation process, was audited and enrolled as a member of Indian federation of culinary associations (IFCA).

The Indian Federation of Culinary Associations is a nodal body of culinary professionals in India and is an independent, apolitical, non-religious and voluntary organization of culinary professionals was formed with the idea of developing the culinary profession and to showcase Indian cuisine on the global platform. IFCA hopes to promote culinary knowledge and propagate various kinds of food and bring obscure culinary styles and practices to the forefront.

The celebration was graced by the top leadership of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal. The welcome address was provided by Principal Chef K Thirugnanasambantham who welcomed the gathering and said the process started nine months back: "There was an intense audit process. We had lots of work to do. Team WGSHA stuck together and worked hard. Finally, we achieved the IFCA accreditation last month. The Worldchefs accreditation then followed this. It is a testament to the high standards of quality culinary education provided here at WGSHA. Besides national and international rankings, Worldchefs accreditation is yet another feather added to WGSHA’s crown. It gives us global visibility."

The chief guest Dr H. Vinod Bhat, Vice-Chancellor Manipal academy of higher education (MAHE) provided an inspiring and thought-provoking message. He made the gathering aware of the prestige attached to the accreditations they had received; how it opened the door to many more opportunities and how the journey to greater heights was just beginning. He ended his speech on a light-hearted note saying, "WGSHA unlike others, is the only institution where any meeting begins and ends with a meal.” The event was brought to a crescendo with a ceremonious cutting of the cake and applause from the gathering of student chefs, distinguished guests and faculty of Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration.

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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.

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