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Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018



Worldchefs is a global network of chefs’ associations founded in October 1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris. At that first Congress, there were 65 delegates from 17 countries, representing 36 national and international associations, and the venerable August Escoffier was named the first Honorary President of Worldchefs. Today, this global body has 100 official chefs’ associations as members that represent over 10 million professional chefs worldwide. The biannual Congress is a hallmark tradition of Worldchefs and has been organised in over 20 cities across the world throughout its illustrious 89-year history.


The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) is a non-political professional organisation, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. We accomplish these goals through education, training, and professional development of our international membership. As an authority and opinion leader on food, Worldchefs represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession.



More than a thousand chefs from around the world will be descending upon Kuala Lumpur this year for the Worldchefs Congress & Expo from July 11 to 14, following a successful bid by the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB). The biannual event is a hallmark tradition of Worldchefs – a global network of chefs associations founded in Paris in 1928 – organised in over 34 cities across the world throughout its illustrious 89-year history. The last Congress was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2016. Youth Professional Culinaire Association Malaysia (Youth PCA) will be responsible for assisting Professional Culinaire Association Malaysia (PCA) to ensure this event is a success. Youth PCA is currently working closely with Worldchefs to plan and organise activities for young chefs at the congress.



“Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 – Asia on a Plate – is taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We already prepared an interesting line-up of activities and forums. On behalf of Young Chefs Malaysia, I promise to give you the best experience of Malaysia Truly Asia. Don’t get left behind – see you there!”

– Chef Syafiq Shahrom

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