PARIS - WORLDCHEFS Academy was officially launched today by the World Chefs Association of Chefs Societies (WORLDCHEFS) at its 38th Biennial Congress, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 11-14, 2018.
WORLDCHEFS Academy, an online portal and mobile app was established to offer culinary education to aspiring students that may not have the means, mobility or flexibility to attend full-time culinary school. The WORLDCHEFS Academy is free of charge and open to anyone, no matter what background or current skills-level.
The curriculum covers the basics of culinary professionalism, food service operations, culinary theory, food hygiene and sanitation, basic cooking, and culinary nutrition. The program can be followed either as a complete curriculum or individual lessons can be used to compliment other existing courses or to provide the theoretical component to an in-service, kitchen apprenticeship. The online portal is currently in English only. Other languages will be added soon to offer access to people from all over the world who want to expand their culinary knowledge and work in this industry.
Students can learn through the web-based platform or via the mobile app which offers an offline study mode. They will be able to complete the total course free of charge. By connecting to the internet when it is available they will be able to download the course that they are enrolled in via the mobile app and study at any time, with or without internet. They then simply need to go back online when ready to complete the final assessment.
“For us at WORLDCHEFS, it is important to give aspiring individuals in this industry the opportunity for a proper, well researched and developed learning system. And proper learning means from a-to-z, ensuring that this opportunity is available all over the world, allowing them to travel and really build on their career, from scratch” stated, WORLDCHEFS President Thomas Gugler.
Upon completion of its first course for the pre-commis chef, participants will have learnt the theory required to complete an online assessment and receive their WORLDCHEFS pre-commis chef certificate and badge – an important first step for anyone looking to apply for employment in a professional kitchen. The Program links to the Worldchefs Certification and is intended to be the first step on the culinary career path.
The Nestlé Pro Gastronomia Foundation, which has been promoting culinary education in emerging and developing economies for over 25 years, funded the development of the Worldchefs Academy for young people that want to join the culinary profession. Through their generosity, a partnership with Nestlé Professional www.nestleprofessional.com was formed, and the online portal and mobile app was created by Klood Digital www.klood.com in consultation with a global faculty of WORLDCHEFS Academy Development advisors. This new online learning portal, the first of its kind, will open a channel of learning and communication for those looking to establish a career in a professional kitchen.
Rochelle Schaetzl, Business Capability Development Manager, Nestlé Professional stated, “the Worldchefs Academy will make it possible for any person, anywhere in the world, that wants to enter the culinary industry, to get a solid professional foundation and apply for their first culinary job with more ease.”
WORLDCHEFS Academy is available now for download on both the App Store and Google Play, and can be found at www.worldchefsacademy.com
The World Association of Chefs' Societies (WORLDCHEFS) is a non-political professional organization, dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. We accomplish these goals through education and professional development of our international membership, through skills-building and competitions, and through sustainability and humanitarian initiatives. As an authority and opinion leader on food, WORLDCHEFS represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession.