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Global Chefs Challenge Series

The Global Chefs Challenge Series is where the world’s best chefs meet to compete in three categories: Global Chefs, Global Pastry Chefs, Global Young Chefs, at one of two international events.

Global Chefs and Global Pastry Chefs face off at the Worldchefs Congress and Expo, a don’t miss bi-annual global event attended by chefs from more than 100 countries.

The next GCC Series final takes place at Asia on Plate - Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018, from July 11 - 14, 2018. Don't Get Left Behind!

Global Young Chefs compete in a Young Chefs Challenge Final, held for the first-time as a stand-alone event in January, 2017 at Sirha, the international trade show that is also home to Bocuse d’Or and the World Pastry Cup. Stay tuned for details about the next GCC Young Chefs Finals

For all the details about how to qualify for this first-class global competition, and see a list of pre-qualified nations, click here.

Global Chefs Challenge

In the Global Chefs Challenge Finals, the best chefs in the world aged 26 and up compete to show their skills, and to prove how adaptable they are in the day-to- day challenges of running a kitchen. Their culinary creations must follow guidelines such as being appetizing and tasteful, while also showing off exemplary plating for ease of service.

If you wish to put your talent to the test, contact your National Chefs Association for information about selection in your country today!

A complete list of national associations and their contact details can be found here.

Global Young Chefs Challenge

The Global Young Chefs Challenge was created in 2002 by Worldchefs to promote and groom young chefs in their culinary careers. The competition is open to chefs aged 25 and younger.

Until this 2017 edition, The Global Young Chefs Challenge was run simultaneously with the Global Chefs Challenge and the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, a world-respected competition.

This year for the first time ever, the Global Young Chefs Challenge Final was held at Sirha, the international trade show that is also home to Because d’Or and the World Pastry Cup.

The competition space was filled with electrifying energy, studded by the spectacular works of these emerging talents. Competitors had to prepare and present a 3 course menu of 6 servings in the required timeframe – 3 hours.

Gert Klötzke, Chief Judge commented, “…you can really see the standards improving steadily over the years. For this competition, it was a tough decision to choose from the top four.”

Want to compete? Contact your National Chefs Association for information about selection in your country today!

A complete list of national associations and their contact details can be found here.

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge

Expect top performances from the cream of the crop at the Global Pastry Chefs Challenge Finals. Competitors work to prove they can meet the standards of the world’s most modern patisseries, while showing an appeal to the five senses, along with knowledge, extraordinary technique and of course versatility.

If you wish to prove your pastry skills are world-class, contact your National Chefs Association for information about selection in your country today!

A complete list of national associations and their contact details can be found here.