Worldchefs Congress & Expo

30th May - 2nd June 2022


The biennial event for industry leaders and culinary innovators

Network and expand your professional bonds with the most influential culinary body worldwide. Join us for Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 30 May to 2 June 2022.

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International speakers
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years of history

The first Worldchefs Congress was attended by 65 delegates from 17 countries. It was there that August Escoffier was named honorary President. A hallmark tradition since its inception in 1928, Worldchefs Congress & Expo been organized in 38 cities to date.

Today, Worldchefs Congress & Expo brings together a global body of hospitality professionals, representing 110 national chef associations from around the world.

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in the Global Chefs Challenge

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A meeting of


innovative exhibitors and


International Participants

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curated events

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Discover Abu Dhabi

UAE is delighted to welcome Worldchefs to the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi. With international flavors and impressive culinary standards, explore Emirati cuisine's rich culinary traditions and beyond.

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Congress 2022 in Pictures

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Thomas Gugler

President of Worldchefs

The Congress has always been the biennial event for the Worldchefs family to gather. This year, it is clear that it is more than a family reunion, it is also a must-go platform for learning about what the world is doing and what you can do as a chef. See you all in Abu Dhabi.

Andy Cuthbert

Congress Chairman

In May 2008 The Emirates Culinary Guild hosted the Worldchefs’ Congress in Dubai, in May 2022 we are proud to bring the congress back to the Middle east and Africa region to the capital city of the United Arab Emirates ,Abu Dhabi. The congress promises to be the first big gathering of worldchefs members after the pandemic that has brought our industry to a grinding holt, and will be a celebration of our industry by show casing the best the chefs industry and hospitality, coupled with the global chef challenge, the Expo Culinaire exhibition and 4 days or speakers ad experiences, 2022 Congress will be one not to be missed by anyone involved or interested in the hospitality and culinary industry, it is open to all and all are welcome to Abu Dhabi in 2022.
As the past Congress Chairman for the past 3 Congress’s and with that experinace, I can promise as Emirate culinary Guild Congress organizer, you are all in for a great show.

Rebecca van Bommel

Worldchefs Young Chef Ambassador & Young Chef Vice President, Canadian Culinary Federation Central Region

The Congress is a fantastic experience for young chefs and a valuable opportunity for networking, site-seeing, experiencing new cultures and learning new techniques of the trade. It's such a unique experience to be in a room full of chefs; and have the ability to both relate to, and learn something new from, each and every one of them. I was so impressed and inspired by my first Congress, I was already planning my trip to the next one before the current Congress was even complete!

Paul Steinar Dalaker

Young Chef Ambassador Europe

Hello, Paul from Norway here! Join Worldchefs Congress to meet other young chefs from all over the globe, to come close with excellent chefs, and to shape the future of the organization. Don't get left behind! See you in Abu Dhabi.

Vicky T.Y. Leung

Young Chefs Ambassador Mentor, Young Chefs Development Team

I firstly attended Worldchefs Congress in 2010. It is an important occasion to network with chefs from more than 100 countries. Except for networking and learning from each other, there is also inspiration from renowned industry leaders, who can provide advice for your career. Let's meet in Abu Dhabi, UAE!

Sampath Bandara

Executive Chef at the Ambassador's residence, Royal Denmark Embassy, Tokyo, Japan

I am really interested to explore Worldchefs Congress because we can share our own food nature with all around the world. I am so excited! The Kuala Lumpur Congress event was so good!

Ashish Thapliyal

Chairman - Emirates Culinary Guild Young Chefs Club

The Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Malaysia was a very memorable experience for me. I had a great time meeting people and networking. Those four days were planned very well and gave us exposure to interact, cook and learn many things. Sessions such as tea inspired gastronomy, and those hosted by chefs Alvin Leung and Richmond Lim were fascinating! We also had an opportunity to visit the markets and try local cuisine. It was a wonderful experience altogether.

The Malaysian Young Chefs' team were very energetic and cooperative. We made some terrific friends, and I am looking forward to meeting them again at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2021 in Abu Dhabi.

Sana Quidwai

Young Chef Ambassador - United Arab Emirates
President - Emirates Culinary Guild Young Chefs Club

In 2018, the Emirates Culinary Guild (EGC) had given me the privilege of attending Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In a four-day event, we had an opportunity to visit the Malaysian market, attend authentic Malaysian cooking sessions at Sunway University, and participate in several informative sessions by world renowned chefs. It was an experience of a lifetime. I got to meet people from different ethnicities and cultures and interact with other Young Chefs from across the globe to make meaningful connections.
We networked with many experienced chefs and learned from their life experiences. I was also fortunate to meet Chef Charles Carroll and be part of his podcast on food wastage in the industry and how to prevent it. It was a splendid experience!

I want to thank the ECG for this opportunity and look forward to the upcoming Worldchefs Congress & Expo in Abu Dhabi 2021.

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