September 11, 2014

Global Chefs Challenge World Finals 2014 Flashback

The Worldchefs Congress 2014 in Stavanger, Norway, ended on a resounding note on 5 July 2014 after three days of pulsating culinary action attended by more than 600 delegates from around the world.

The cream of the crop in the culinary world gave their best performances at the Global Chefs Challenge, Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Challenge and the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge. The big question hanging in the air over the few days is: Who will be the winners? The competitors had gone through intensive training programs, and each proudly brought to the global stage their best works. The competition space was filled with electrifying energy, studded by spectacular works that took many breaths away.

They said about the event: Overview

“The future of tea is that tea is far more than just teabag, water and a cup. Tea has a gastronomic side and a part that mixology has to play. It is an ancient art, but it is also contemporary and exciting.” - Robert Schinkel, Mixologist for Dilmah Tea

“I am very honoured to have this award. I have known the Worldchefs family for many many years, and it gives me a lot of pleasure to see young culinarians around the world getting excited about the chef profession. It gives me a lot of contentment and pleasure.”- Otto Weibel, Life Achievement Award 2014

“We are very proud to have showed the world of chefs Norwegian cuisine and the quality of Norwegian produce. I will like to thank my fellow chefs, which includes the 250 chefs from the other Norwegian regions, who have given up their time to volunteer for this landmark event.”- Kristine H. Hartviksen, President of Norwegian Chefs Association

"I am looking forward to see a gathering of international chefs and the great discussions that will take place regarding the culinary industry around the world. I urge all chefs to attend this congress in order to get first-hand experience about the impactful things that the World of Chefs can accomplish." 

- Edmund Toh, President, Singapore Chefs' Association 

Vice President, Culinary Arts, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 

“We started our partnership with Worldchefs a few years back and it has exceeded our expectations. We have met so many chefs from around the world, and expanded our network globally. It has been amazing.” - Magnus Skretting, Sterling Halibut

" Meeting legends of our profession, inspiring programmes by WORLDCHEFS, and of course, the things we can learn about the progressive Norwegian culinary world. Everything will be a grand discovery. I urge the young chefs to be part of the programme by Dr. Bill Gallagher and his development team; for you will discover your full potential. As the Confucius quote goes: “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." - KK Yau, Secretary General, Chefs Association of Malaysia, Executive Chef, Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur

“The Worldchefs Congress is the summit platform for global leading chefs, we want to attend because we want to know the trend of the culinary world and we want to communicate. With the latest information, we can guide tens of millions of Chinese chefs to keep pace with the international continuous development.  Chinese chefs seldom attend such events, but with the development of Chinese economy, great changes have taken place in people’s lives. Food can best illustrate of these changes of economy, social and living condition development. Chefs show the society’s changes with their mouths and hands. As a result, it is a good opportunity to let the world know China.”- Master of Chinese Cuisine Chef Dong Zhen Xiang

In&Out of the Worldchefs Congress: Press

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Spoonful of experience: Worldchefs Congress 2014 Program

Be in the right place at the right time: 2-6 JULY 20014

A Great Success! Official Worldchefs Congress PR

Click here to download the press release from the Congress

Let the image talk: Worldchefs Congress 2014 posters

GRAND SELECTION: Young Chefs' call to attend Worldchefs Congress 2014

GRAND SELECTION #2: Worldchefs Congress Speakers and Co posters

Global Identity: Worldchefs Logotypes

Click HERE to download the official Worldchefs logos

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Jenny Tan

Worldchefs Asia Office

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