Programme

You can download the programme of the congress here.

Friday 23 September 2016 - ARRIVAL DAY

The MET Hotel

Convention Centre
All day Registration
13:00 - 16:00 Continental Director's Meeting: Americas, Africa/Middle East, Asia, Europe, Pacific Rim  Certification Lounge

International Exhibition & Congress Centre of TIF Helexpo

"Ioannis Vellidis" Congress Centre
All day Registration
09:00 - 17:00 Judging Seminar 
Pavilion 13
15:00 - 17:00 Competition Briefing
17:00 - 19:00 Bill Gallagher Young Chefs Forum, Reception by Nestlé Professional

Thessaloniki's City Hall

19:00 - 22:00 Welcome Reception
Skybar, THE MET hotel
Dress Code: Casual

 

Saturday 24 September 2016 - GENERAL ASSEMBLY

International Exhibition & Congress Centre of TIF Helexpo

"Ioannis Vellidis" Congress Centre
All day Registration
08:00 - 08:05 Welcome by Andy Cuthbert,
Worldchefs Congress Chairman
08:05 - 08:35 Entertainment and Parade of Nations
8:35 - 9:00 Welcome by Georgios Mastrodimitris - President of Chefs Association of Northern Greece and
Miltos Karoubas - President of Hellenic Chefs Federation
Welcome by Apostolos Tzitzikostas, the Governor of the Region of Central Macedonia

Welcome by Charles Carroll, Worldchefs President
9:00 - 09:05 Chefs Roll Social Media Kick Off
09:05 - 09:35 Worldchefs: 88 Years of History
Ferdinand Metz
09:35 - 09:50 Guest of Honor:
Michel Escoffier,
Great-Grandson Auguste Escoffier, President of the Escoffier Foundation
09:50 - 10:00 Dr. Billy Gallagher Tribute
10:00 - 10:30 Break with Dilmah Tea & Nestlé
BGF Young chefs gather in Nestlé Chill room and depart on the Thessaloniki Treasure hunt
10:30 - 10:45 Worldchefs General Assembly
Appoint Sergeant of Arms
Call for Quorum
Approval of Proxies and Minutes from Norway
10:45 - 11:00 Introductions of New Worldchefs Member Countries
11:00 - 11:30 Financial Report
11:30 - 12:30 By-Laws Presentation and Vote
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch in Pavilion 13
14:00 - 15:00 Vision of Worldchefs: Board and Committee Reports
15:00 - 15:30 Break with Dilmah Tea & Nestlé
15:30 - 16:15 Open Floor Discussion
16:30 - 17:00 Honorary Member Ceremony

 

Pavilion 13
07:30 - 14:30 Competition at ELECTROLUX ARENA

Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Challenge
10:00 - 17:00 EXPO

Thessaloniki's Centre

18:30 - 23:00 Welcome Reception and Official Photography
Port of Thessaloniki - White Tower
Dress Code: Chefs White
BGF Join Welcome reception and official Photo

 

Sunday 25 September 2016 - TRENDS

International Exhibition & Congress Centre of TIF Helexpo

"Ioannis Vellidis" Congress Centre
All day Registration
BGF Young chefs gather in Nestlé Chill room before moving to congress
09:00 - 09:30 Note by Note Cooking, A Proposal for a New Culinary Trend.
Hervé This.
Director of the AgroParisTech-INRA International Centre for Molecular Gastronomy - France
09:30 - 10:00 Modern Cuisine Using Traditional Greek Ingredients and Inspiration.
George Calombaris
The Press Club, Chef of the Year and Judge of Master Chef Australia - Australia/Greece
10:00 - 10:30 Tea Inspired!
Merrill J. Fernando. Founder of DILMAH - Sri Lanka
Dilhan Fernando. Director of DILMAH School of Tea - Sri Lanka
Peter Kuruvita. Celebrity Chef, FLYING FISH - Australia
10:30 - 11:00 Break with Dilmah Tea & Nestlé
BGF Young chefs gather in Nestle Chill room, up close and personal with Titti Qvarnström
11:00 - 11:10 How to Feed the Planet  
Ragnar Fridriksson, MD of Worldchefs
Brought to you by Electrolux
11:10 - 11:30 NESTLE Worldchefs ProGastronomia
Dr. James Griffin, CEC
Brought to you by Nestlé Professional
11:30 - 12:00 The Power of Social Media in the Kitchen.
Thomas Keslinke & Frans Van Der Lee - USA.
Brought to you by Chef's Roll
12:00 - 12:45 Future Trends and Challenges of the Foodservice Industry - Panel Discussion.
Moderator: Christopher Koetke, VP of Culinary Arts at Kendall College and Laureate International Universities - USA

Charlotta McAlpine. Senior Director, Consumer Journey Understanding, Electrolux - Italy

Peter Amon. Head of Global Food, Nestlé Professional - Germany
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
BGF Young chefs gather in Nestlé Chill room 13.30 - 14.00 up close and personal
15:30 - 16:30 Women Leadership Forum.
Break up session
  Free night

 

Pavilion 13
07:30 - 14:30 Competition at ELECTROLUX ARENA

Global Chefs Challenge
10:30 - 17:00 EXPO
12:30 - 14:30 Competition plating
14:30 - 15:00 The New Nordic Cuisine.
Titti Qvarnström.
BLOOM IN THE PARK - Sweden.
Brought to you by Duni
15:15 - 15:45 Emulsification and appropriate handling of chocolate-How to reach a high quality end-product.
Dimitrios Chronopoulos - Greece.
Brought to you by Valrhona
16:00 - 16:30 Conservation and Sustainable Use of Hellenic Medicinal - Aromatic Crops and their Gastronomic Value.
Dr Eleni Maloupa, Research Director, Director of Institute of Breeding & Plant Genetic Resources.
Hellenic Agricultural Organization-Demeter - Greece
16:00 - Late BGF Young chefs gather in Nestlé Chill room, depart for factory visit and dinner on the mountain

 

Monday 26 September 2016 - TRADITIONS

International Exhibition & Congress Centre of TIF Helexpo

"Ioannis Vellidis" Congress Centre
08:30 - 09:00 Morning coffee in competition area
BGF Young chefs gather in Nestlé Chill room
09:00 - 09:30 Let's Change the Way You Look at Fresh Food...
Bart Leemans - The Netherlands.
Brought to you by Koppert Cress
09:30 - 10:00 The Emergence of Greek Cuisine on the Global Food Stage.
Argiro Barbarigou.
Chef Restaurateur and TV personality.
PAPADAKIS, Athens - Greece 
ALFA PIE HOUSE, Washington, DC - USA
10:00 - 10:30 Sustainability Education - Setting the Standards for the Future of our Industry.
Christopher Koetke, VP of Culinary Arts at Kendall College and Laureate International Universities - USA.
Brought to you by Electrolux
10:30 - 11:00 Break with Dilmah Tea & Nestlé
BGF Young chefs gather in Nestlé Chill room, up close and personal with George Calombaris
11:00 - 11:30 Five Flavours of Chinese Cuisine.
Yibin Qian. Qinlin Yin. Manrong Hu. Xipeng Tang. Shuangqi Li - China
Brought to you by China Cuisine Association
11:30 - 12:00 Gastronomy and Diet in the Ancient Mediterranean.
Dora Katsonopoulou, PHD
President of the Institute for Archaeology of
Paros & the Cyclades - Greece
12:00 - 12:30 Monastic Cuisine and Mediterranean Diet.
Monk Epifanios of Mount Athos - Greece
12:30 - 14:00 Mount Athos Monestary Lunch in Pavilion 13
BGF Young chefs gather in Nestlé Chill room 13.30-14.00 up close and personal
15:30 - 16:30 Sustainbility Education for Culinary Professionals.
Break up session
15:45 Discover the City - Local Food Festival - Dince for 10 Euros

 

Pavilion 13
07:30 - 14:30 Competition at ELECTROLUX ARENA

Global Chefs Challenge
10:30 - 17:00 EXPO
12:30 - 14:30 Competition plating
14:30 - 15:00 Veal Meet Again - A Culinary Inspiration.
Edgar Buhrs - The Netherlands.
Brought to you by VanDrie
15:15 - 15:45 Carne e Spirito.
Dario Cecchini. ANTICA MACELLERIA - Italy.
Brought to you by F. Dick Knives
16:00 - 16:30 Tarhana & Sahlep: Secret Ingredients of Turkish Cuisine.
Cem Erol, Executive Instructor Chef, MSA Instanbul
Aylin Oney Tan, Food journalist  - Turkey.
Brought to you by MSA Culinary Arts Academy
16:00 - Late BGF Young chefs gather in Nestlé Chill room, depart for excursion and discover the city local food festival    

Thessaloniki's Centre

15:30 - 16:30 Sustainbility Education for Culinary Professionals.
Break up session
16:30 Discover the City - Thessaloniki Food Festival - Dine for 10 Euros

 

Tuesday 27 September 2016 - LEARN & SHARE

International Exhibition & Congress Centre of TIF Helexpo

"Ioannis Vellidis" Congress Centre
08:30 - 09:00 Morning coffee in competition area
BGF Young chefs gather in Nestlé Chill room
09:00 - 09:30 Nutritional Contribution of Out-of-Home Food.
Erin Gilgan. Nutritionist - Switzerland.
Brought to you by Nestlé Professional
09:30 - 10:00 Role of Young Chefs in Today's Industry.
Mark Moriarty.
St Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year 2015 - Ireland
10:00 - 10:15 World Chefs Without Borders Report
10:15 - 10:30 Malaysia Congress 2018 update
10:30 - 11:00 Break with Dilmah Tea & Nestlé
BGF Young chefs gather in Nestlé Chill room and departure at 11:00 for Heritage tour and lunch joining back for Gala dinner
11:-00 - 12:00 Bid Presentations and Vote for Worldchefs Congress 2020: 
1. Lyon, France
2. St. Petersburg, Russia
3. Sydney, Australia
12:00 - 12:40 Worldchefs Presidential Candidates' Presentations & Vote: 
1. Thomas Gugler
2. Miltos Karoubas
3. John Sloane
12:40 - 12:50 Special Awards and Country Recognition 
12:50 - 12:55 Handing over of Congress Bell to Malaysia
12:55 - 13:00 Closing Remarks by Worldchefs President
Charles Carroll
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch in Pavilion 13
14:30 - 15:30 Worldchefs Without Borders Forum. Break up session
19:00 Gala Dinner and live band
"Pili Axiou" - 9, Αndrea Georgiou str.

 

Pavilion 13
07:30 - 14:30 Competition at ELECTROLUX ARENA

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge
10:30 - 17:00 EXPO
12:30 - 14:30 Competition plating
14:30 - 15:00 Champagne in Modern Spanish Cuisine: Tradition, Innovation and Evolution.
Carlos Duran, CHARLIE CHAMPAGNE - Spain.
Brought to you by Champagne Sanger
Roots & Experiences.
Oscar Calleja, ANNUA - Spain.
Brought to you by Champagne Sanger
15:15 - 15:45 Olive Products and Human Nutrition - Past and Present.
Kostas S. Chartzoulakis, International Consultant on olive growing and irrigation. NAGREF, Olive Tree and Subtropical Plants Institute - Greece

 

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Departure or Optional Tours (wine/olive/food excursions) or Post Congress Tours