FHA-HoReCa partners with Worldchefs Congress & Expo to host the Global Chefs Challenge Finals

FHA-HoReCa partners with Worldchefs Congress & Expo to host the Global Chefs Challenge Finals

FHA-HoReCa has partnered with Worldchefs to host Singapore’s first Global Chefs Challenge Finals.

The FHA-HoReCa trade show is taking place from October 22-25, 2024. It will encompass bakery, pastry and gelato, foodservice and hospitality equipment, and more. Over 40,000 global professionals are expected to attend the event.

The Global Chefs Challenge Finals will include 72 chefs from 25 countries who will be chosen based on their performance in the 2023 Worldchefs Regional Semi-Finals.

Commenting on the partnership, Ian Roberts, VP of Informa Markets, said: “With this dynamic partnership we’re creating a feast of culinary mastery that will reverberate throughout the industry.”
Eric Neo, president of SCA, added: “SCA has a strong history of partnering with FHA in the organization of culinary competitions. We have also strongly supported the Global Chefs Challenges by sending competitors. So, we are pleased and excited to support this important culinary competition in our country.”

Launch of Global Vegan Chefs Challenge in the Global Chefs Challenge Finals

The 2024 Global Chefs Challenge Finals will see the world’s top chefs meet to compete in four competition categories: Global Vegan Chefs Challenge; Global Pastry Chefs Challenge; Global Young Chefs Challenge; and Global Chefs Challenge.
During the contest, chefs will showcase their vegan culinary skills. Their plates must exclude animal proteins while creatively combining key vegan ingredients.
Thomas Gugler, Worldchefs president, stated: “The Global Vegan Chefs Challenge will be an exciting opportunity for Worldchefs members. Especially those interested in expanding and showcasing their expertise and knowledge of Vegan Cuisine. Furthermore, this particular category will support our mission as leaders in global culinary advancement and culinary competitions.”

Global Pastry Chefs Challenge

The Global Pastry Chefs Challenge features talented chefs under the age of 25. Hoping to win the Hans Bueschkens Trophy, competitors must meet the highest standards by impressing the judges with their knowledge, skills and versatility. Indeed, their creations must not only be appetizing and flavorful but also exhibit exemplary plating for efficient service.

Worldchefs Congress, a hallmark for culinary innovators

The Worldchefs Congress will return to Singapore for the first time since 1990, and it will take place at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. The Singapore Chefs’ Association, a member of Worldchefs, is also supporting the event.
Worldchefs Congress & Expo, held biennially, provides a unique platform for industry leaders to network, bond and enhance their knowledge. This includes presentations and workshops from leading experts in the industry. The impactful educational programs include the Worldchefs Educators’ Forum, which hosts specialized events designed to support and develop the next generation of chefs.


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Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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