Asia, the rising dragon, is THE gastronomic paradise of today. It offers a complex plethora of cuisines, cultures, flavours, ingredients, herbs, cooking techniques… the possibilities are endless.

Join us at Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and get set for a gastronomic journey that will inspire your palate, your minds and your culinary soul.

This bi-annual must-attend global event will welcome chefs from around the world. Enjoy global networking opportunities, and bask in renowned Asian hospitality.

Savour Asia on a plate.

The Worldchefs Congress & Expo brings together more than 100 member countries and industry leaders to learn about culinary trends and innovations, compete on a global scale, and of course - experience unmatched camaraderie!

Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 – Asia on a Plate - is taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The Congress includes four days of action-packed programming between July 11 – July 14, 2018, while the Expo, featuring world class exhibitors from across the culinary field, runs between July 12 – 14, 2018.

Congress & Expo is a hallmark tradition of Worldchefs and has been organised in over 20 cities across the world throughout its illustrious 82-year history. Don’t get left behind – see you at Congress!


The Speakers

Carefully curated from across globe, Worldchefs speakers are industry pioneers and leaders, offering cutting-edge insights that are essential to working in today’s culinary industry.


Don’t miss your chance to register for the must-attend global chefs event of the year! Congress. Rates for Chefs, Young/Retired Chefs, and Spouses are available.

The Program

In addition to globally-renowned speakers, the Worldchefs program boasts the Global Chefs Challenge Series - an event which sees the world’s best chefs meet to compete, don’t miss seminars, networking and more!


The Global Chefs Challenge is where the world's best chefs meet to compete.

The competition is held in the three different categories, Global Chefs. Pastry Chefs and Global Young Chefs Challenge (for 25 and under).

President of WORLDCHEFS

“At a Worldchefs Congress, we learn together, we learn from each other, and we form bonds and strengthen relationships that make us remember why we are proud to call ourselves chefs.This year’s Congress in the dynamic and vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur will be an experience like no other! Get set to learn from some of the best chefs, experts, and personalities, discover future trends and immerse yourself in food cultures from around the world. We promise a few days of knowledge, and as anyone who has joined us before knows, unforgettable camaraderie.”

Meet The Speakers

"Celebrity Chef 101: A Dummy’s Guide to Success in Cooking and the Restaurant World"

As chef/owner of Bo Innovation, Chef Alvin Leung’s unique ‘X-treme Chinese’ cuisine is lauded for modernizing centuries-old ingredients and traditional recipes with modern techniques and flavours, delivering novel dishes in tune with contemporary palates.

Brought to you by: Kaluga Queen Caviar

"QuintEssence of Creativity"

Marcel is the SPICEHUNTER® who has travelled through 75 countries on every continent. The “Spice” in the name is synonymous for “natural pharmacy which allows us to eat more different things” and it includes spices, herbs, leaves, flowers and micro plants.

Brought to you by: Koppert Cress B.V.

"Ensuring a Sustainable Future of the Culinary Profession"

In her role as Business Capability development manager for Nestlé Professional, Rochelle is responsible for creating sustainable exchange platforms between industry and culinary professionals and developing relevant industry partnerships. A previous director of the South African Chefs Association and long-time associate to Worldchefs.

Brought to you by: Nestle Professional

Worldchefs Expo - Join Us!

Worldchefs Expo is the premier showcase for culinary innovation!

Chefs, network, learn best-practices and bring your kitchens to the next level!

Exhibitors, don’t miss this unique opportunity to access over 1000 influential thought leaders.

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