July 18, 2018

Global Chefs Challenge 2018 - Results Revealed!

  Global Chefs Challenge 2018  - Results Revealed!

 

14 July 2018 – After two years of exciting national and Continental selections, the finals of the Global Young Chefs Challenge, Global Chefs Challenge and the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge took place at the Worldchefs Congress & Expo from

12 – 14 July at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The winners who emerged from the days of intense competition are: Jimmi Eriksson from Sweden (Global Chefs Challenge), Niall Larjala from Finland, (Global Young Chefs Challenge),and Lim Wei Hrn from Singapore (Global Pastry Chefs Challenge).

 

The format

 

The Global Chefs Challenge featured 18 countries, where competitors prepared a four-course menu, each with 12 portions over two sessions.  Invited guests were invited to taste the dishes at the competition arena, which was transformed into a pop-up restaurant.

 

At the Global Young Chefs Challenge, ten teams from all over the world each prepared a 3-course menu, each with 4 servings.

 

At the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, 10 top patissiers created a chocolate centerpiece with a minimum height of 60cm6 portions of plated desserts based on a summer theme and a gateau of their choice.

 

Says chief judge, Gert Klotze, “The competitors were put through a very stringent test. They had to be creative and use the stipulated range of top quality ingredients provided by our sponsors.  It was a good test of the culinary techniques, discipline and also creativity. The standards were all very high, and for each Global Chefs Challenge, we can see competitors continually pushing themselves and exploring new boundaries.”


Thomas Gugler, President of Worldchefs adds, “The Global Chefs Challenges have always been an integral part of the Congress. It is a platform Worldchefs have developed to continually encourage and educate chefs to achieve perfection on the plate. The response to the competition and the standards exhibited has really been outstanding.”


The Full Results 


GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE

        - 2nd runner – Kare Andre Hjartholm, Norway

        - 1st runner - Kristian Vuojarvi, Finland

        - Champion - Jimmi Eriksson, Sweden


GLOBAL PASTRY CHEFS CHALLENGE

        - 2nd runner - Marco Deidda, Italy

        - 1st runner - Loi Ming Ai, Malaysia

        - Champion - Lim Wei Hrn, Singapore

 

GLOBAL YOUNG CHEFS CHALLENGE Hans Bueschkens Trophy

        - 2nd runner - Aleksander Vartdal, Norway

        - 1st runner - Shayne McCrady, USA

        - Champion - Niall Larjala, Finland

 

BEST FISH AWARD

Kare Andre Hjartholm, Norway - Global Chefs Challenge

 

BEST MEAT (VEAL) AWARD

Aleksander Vartdal, Norway - Global Young Chefs Challenge

 

BEST MEAT (VEAL) AWARD 

Rahil Rathod, Canada - Global Chefs Challenge

 

BEST USE OF TEA 

Dammika Herath, UAE - Global Pastry Chefs Challenge

 

CONTINENTAL DIRECTOR MEDAL 

Jasmine Marie Nadres, Guam - Global Young Chefs Challenge

 

CONTINENTAL DIRECTOR MEDAL 

Raymond Fung, Macau - Global Pastry Chefs Challenge

 

For details of the competitions’ rules and regulations and products used, please refer to: 

https://www.globalchefschallenge.org/



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