The Congress

The WORLDCHEFS Congress is a biennial event and a hallmark tradition of Worldchefs; it has been organised in over 34 cities across the world throughout its illustrious 86-year history.

A WORLDCHEFS Congress attracts between 500 and 1000 delegates from all over the world. It is a unique opportunity to showcase your country’s cuisine, culture, traditions and its chefs and to capture the interest of the international culinary community. Hosting a Worldchefs Congress boosts a member country’s status within the international community, increases awareness of the country’s cuisine and has the potential for increased tourism in the form of pre- and post-event tours.

A WORLCHEFS Congress comprises a great educational programme, competitions, a trade exhibition and numerous culinary events and activities, such as the Country Presidents’ and the Continental Directors Meetings.

Next Congresses will be hosted in
2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
2020 St Petersburg

Previous congresses have been hosted in
2016 Thessaloniki, Greece 
2014 Stavanger, Norway
2012 Seoul, South Korea
2010 Santiago de Chile, Chile
2008 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2006 Auckland, New Zealand
2004 Dublin, Ireland