About Worldchefs

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of culinary professionals. Worldchefs represents a mobilized international membership of 110 chef associations worldwide, with 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Mission Statement

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines.


Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through an expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, our landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, and through the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality.


Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and organizes the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge.

Humanitarian & Sustainability

Our Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.


Worldchefs provides a platform for connection and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo.

Russian Culinary Association (НАК)

Co-organizer of the Congress-2020

The Russian Culinary Association is a successor of the USSR Culinary Association established in 1990, which was then headed by the Minister of Trade of Moscow, Vladimir Malyshkov. The newly elected President of the Association, Viktor Belyaev, identified two major aspects of the association’s development:

Under the guidance of the Russian Culinary Association:

Russian Culinary Association today is a union of more than 20 regional associations representing interests of thousands of chefs and pastry chefs from all over Russia.

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Business Event

Official operator of the Congress-2020

Business Event is a leading congress-exhibition event private operator and a member of the biggest International Congress and Convention Association. The company was founded in 2005 under Formika Group. Our clients and partners are Russian federal and regional authorities, state-owned and private Russian and foreign companies.