Congress Daily 23 September 2016

Charles Carroll, President, CEC, AAC 

You have been here for the last few days…what are your sentiments?
We have Andy Cuthbert, an amazing Congress director who has moved mountains to make this a special week for all. As the congress director for the last 2 editions, my passion has always been to create a good show for the chefs, and I am personally very excited at what’s been lined up.  

What is one thing that chefs should not miss?
They should not miss anything!  We have so many invited experts as speakers and such a variety of knowledge to be learnt.  They should not miss the Congress meeting as there are many important decisions to be made – the bylaws, the next President and the Congress location for 2020. This is what impacts them. You also cannot miss out on the Global Chefs Competition as well, and the Electrolux Competition Arena will have some spectacular equipment.
Any word of advice?
Network, learn, enjoy the camaraderie of being part of this global chef community. 


The Worldchefs family got together with lots of hugs and pats on the back at the Continental Meetings held at The Met Hotel.
Other than sharing about each country’s updates, Worldchefs partners also had the chance to share more information on the partnership initiatives.  Chef Thomas Haller from Nestlé Professional presented on the upcoming International Chefs’ Day,  and Malin Ekefalk (Director of Social Responsibility) from Electrolux also shared what will be coming up for the Feed the Planet partnership, and how the Worldchefs chef community can be part of it.

Setting Good Standards in Judging 

Using tablets and technology for judging? These are just some of the progressive knowledge that Gert Klotze and Carlo Sauber from the Worldchefs Competition Committee shared at the Judging Seminar. Worldchefs judges have built a reputation for their high standards of professionalism, and it was no surprise that this session received overwhelming response.  Attendees learnt about Worldchefs Judging criteria, the details to look out for and the mistakes commonly made by competitors. Kwan Lui, director of at-sunrice Globalchef Academy in Singapore shared, “It was very good. One gets both sides of the coin as potential judge and competitor for individuals and team.” To find out more about the rules, visit here.