August 3, 2020

Mourning the Loss of Chef Claudio Ferrer

Naples, Florida: 3 August 2020 – It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Chef Claudio Ferrer.

As a Chef, Educator, Judge and Worldchefs Continental Director of the Americas, Claudio inspired chefs and culinary students around the globe with his kindness, mentorship, support and humor. He was a great friend to all, a proud family man and an accomplished Chef.  

Chef Claudio was well known for his big heart and passionate dedication to Worldchefs, the American Culinary Federation and Culinary Arts. He was devoted to preserving and promoting Latin American culture, its authentic flavours and heritage cuisines, and most of all its people.  

Worldchefs would like to convey our sincerest condolences to Claudio’s family and may we all find warmth and comfort in the wonderful memories shared together throughout the years.

To read messages of remembrance, visit Claudio's Facebook page here.

Para leer un obituario en español, visite Excelencias Gourmet



The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in hospitality, 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.

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Networking – Worldchefs connects culinary professionals around the globe through their online community platform and provides a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events, Worldchefs Village, and the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

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