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For chefs, by chefs

Future-proof your career or business through expert talks, workshops, and unique networking experiences tailored exclusively for culinary professionals.

Over the course of 4-days, identify yourself as a trend leader in the culinary field and foster meaningful relationships to drive long-term professional potential. You’ll not only grow your network and knowledge base, you’ll have fun doing it.

PROGRAM

*This program is subjected to changes
SUNDAY 29 MAY 2022 - ARRIVAL DAY
ALL DAY REGISTRATION - ADNEC
Time Session Location
19:00 - 22:30 ICE BREAKER RECEPTION
Dress Code: Business Casual
Transportation: Hall 1, ADNEC - ERTH Hotel from 18:15 / ERTH Hotel - Hall 1, ADNEC from 22:00
Al Fayy Garden,
ERTH Hotel
MONDAY 30 MAY 2022
ALL DAY REGISTRATION - ADNEC
Time Session Location GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE FINALS
09:00 - 09:05 Warm welcome by Andy Cuthbert
Worldchefs Congress Chairman
Hall 4 ADNEC GLOBAL PASTRY CHEFS CHALLENGE
8:30 - 18:30
Hall 2 ADNEC: Electrolux Professional Arena
09:05 - 09:10 Introduction of Worldchefs Board Members Hall 4 ADNEC
09:10 - 09:50 Warm welcome by Thomas Gugler - Worldchefs President
Warm welcome by Uwe Micheel - President of Emirates Culinary Guild
Warm welcome by H.E Mariam bint Mohammed Al Mheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment
Hall 4 ADNEC
09:50 - 10:00 Parade of Nations Hall 4 ADNEC
10:00 - 10:20 Ethnic Cuisine of the Emirates
Musabbeh Al Kaabi, The Emirati Chef / Ambassador Chef
Hall 4 ADNEC
10:30 - 11:00 THIS IS BREAK TIME!
Enjoy a well deserved break with
Dilmah Tea and Nestlé Professional
11:00 - 11:40 How to Feed the Planet Part 1: Setting The Course
Panel Discussion & "Zero Waste" Culinary Demo
Dr. Brent Loken, Global Food Lead Scientist, WWF
Viktoria Roos, Open Innovation Leader, Electrolux Professional
Henry Guadagni, Corporate Chef, Electrolux Professional
Daniel Truss, Founder and Director of The Chefs Eye
Moderated by Chris Koetke, Worldchefs Feed the Planet Committee Chairman
Hall 4 ADNEC
11:40 - 12:00 Nourishing The World - How the global culinary community can help create and scale impact
TC Chatterjee
Chief Executive Officer of Griffith Foods
Hall 4 ADNEC
12:00 - 12:40 How to Feed the Planet Part 2: How Chefs are Changing the Course
Panel Discussion
Frank Fol, We’re Smart® Chairman
Frédéric Bau, Valrhona Pastry Explorer
Geoff Meyer, Head of Business Development, Upfield Professional
Kristine H. Hartviksen, President of Nordic Chef Association
Anders Heegaard, President of Danish Chefs Association
Moderated by Chris Koetke, Worldchefs Feed the Planet Committee Chairman
Hall 4 ADNEC
12:40 - 13:00 Evolution in the future of gastronomy: We’re Smart® Green Guide
Culinary Demo
Frank Fol, We're Smart® Chairman & Nicolas Decloedt, Chef at Humus x Hortense, * Michelin Green, We’re Smart® 5 Radishes Chef, Gault & Millau’s Best Vegetable Chef of 2019
Hall 4 ADNEC
13:00 - 14:30 THIS IS LUNCH TIME! Hall 2 ADNEC:
LUNCH AREA
Continue your #RiseTogether experience by following one of these following afternoon tracks
AFTERNOON TRACK 1
14:30 - 15:30
BREAK OUT SESSION: Feed the Planet Community Meetup
Hosted by Chris Koetke, Worldchefs Feed the Planet Committee Chairman and Ingrid Mellstig, Head of Electrolux Food Foundation
Hall 4 ADNEC
AFTERNOON TRACK 2
14:30 - 17:00
Attend Education & Training sessions of ExpoCulinaire Hall 2 ADNEC:
Education & Training Area
AFTERNOON TRACK 3
Until 18:35
Visit ExpoCulinaire and check out the Global Chefs Challenge Finals & Emirates International SalonCulinaire! Hall 2 & 3 ADNEC
17:30 - 19:30 The Worldchefs Congress Tradition
Offcial photography and Parade
Grand Stand,
ADNEC
19:30- 23:00 WELCOME RECEPTION
Dress Code: Chefs' White / Smart Casual
Brought to you by Upfield Professional - Violife
Transportation: Hall 1, ADNEC - ERTH Hotel from 18:45 / ERTH Hotel - Hall 1, ADNEC from 22:15
ERTH Theatre &
Atrium
TUESDAY 31 MAY 2022
ALL DAY REGISTRATION - ADNEC
Time Session Location GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE FINALS
09:00 - 09:20 Bridging Cultures and Building Communities Through Food: Indigenous Engagement Strategies
Eric Pateman, Global Culinary Consultant, Entrepreneur and Chef
Hall 4 ADNEC GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE DAY 1
8:30 - 16:15
Hall 2 ADNEC: Electrolux Professional Arena
09:20 - 09:40 Hygiene and Sanitation through Technology
Christopher Megel, Master Chef, Chevalier and Executive Director of Q Industries Group
Hall 4 ADNEC
09:40 - 10:00 The Chefs and Culinary Designers as Ambassadors of Goodwill
Her Excellency Ambassador Hjayceelyn M. Quintana, Philippine Ambassador to the UAE
Hall 4 ADNEC
10:00 - 10:20 Taste the Philippines
John Buenaventura, Executive Chef, Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Hall 4 ADNEC
10:30 - 11:00 THIS IS BREAK TIME!
Enjoy a well deserved break with Dilmah Tea and Nestlé Professional
11:00 - 11:20 Veal Meet Again
Edgar Buhrs, The Veal Chef, Jan Snijders, Master Butcher & Patricia van Krieken, Marketing Manager of VanDrie Group
Hall 4 ADNEC
11:20 - 11:40 The Shift from Animal to Plant-based Products can reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions
Cornel Krummenacher, Global Head of Food, Nestlé Professional
Hall 4 ADNEC
11:40 - 12:20 The Future of Work: Attracting and retaining talent in our industry
Panel Discussion
John Lohr, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, Hosco
Frank Bordoni, Head of Food Standards Quality & Assurance, Alshaya
Elham Bolooki, Experiential Learning Manager & Instructor, Dubai College of Tourism
Dale Lyman, Professional Cookery Instructor and Recipe Developer
Moderated by Alan Orreal, Worldchefs Young Chef Development Committee Chairman
Hall 4 ADNEC
12:20 - 13:00 Is Industry doing enough to invest in young talent ? What are the young chefs saying?
Panel Discussion
Elvin Chew, Worldchefs Young Chef Mentor
Rebecca van Brommel, Worldchefs Young Chef Ambassador & Chef/Sale specialist at C.W.Shasky & Associate Food Broker
Christophe Megel, Master Chef, Chevalier and Executive Director of Q Industries Group
Marcus Hallgren, Culinary Educator and Head Waiter of the Swedish Culinary Team
Moderated by John Lohr, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, Hosco
Hall 4 ADNEC
13:00 - 14:30 THIS IS LUNCH TIME! Hall 2 ADNEC:
LUNCH AREA
Continue your #RiseTogether experience by following one of these following afternoon tracks
AFTERNOON TRACK 1
14:30 - 16:30
BREAK OUT SESSION: Educators' Forum
The Future of Education: Attracting and supplying talent in our industry
Elham Bolooki, Experiential Learning Manager & Instructor, Dubai College of Tourism
John Clancy, Education Director, Worldchefs
Ragnar Fridriksson, Managing Director, Worldchefs
Cosimo Scarano, Sustainability Project Lead, Social Responsibility, AB Electrolux
Antoine Viollette, Co-owner, BPI Editions
Martin Bader, Director of Commercial, At-Sunrice Global Chefs Academy
Sunjeh Raja, Director and CEO, International Center fro Culinary Arts (ICCA Dubai)
Alan Orreal, Worldchefs Young Chef Development Committee Chairman
Moderated by John Lohr, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, Hosco
Hall 4 ADNEC
AFTERNOON TRACK 2
14:30 - 17:00
Attend Education & Training sessions of ExpoCulinaire Hall 2 ADNEC:
Education & Training Area
AFTERNOON TRACK 3
Until 17:00
Visit ExpoCulinaire and check out the Global Chefs Challenge Finals & Emirates International SalonCulinaire! Hall 2 & 3 ADNEC
THIS YOUR FREE NIGHT
Abu Dhabi City Highlight
Here is the chance for you to discover the city!
WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE 2022
ALL DAY REGISTRATION - ADNEC
Time Session Location GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE FINALS
09:00 - 09:20 Master the Art of Public Speaking
Shaun Payen, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
Hall 4 ADNEC GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE DAY 2
8:30 - 16:15
Hall 2 ADNEC: Electrolux Professional Arena
09:20 - 09:40 The Power of Food
Rob Baan, Plant Hunter and Owner of Koppert Cress
Hall 4 ADNEC
09:40 - 10:00 Harnessing the Art & Science of Umami to Make Superlative Cuisine
Chris Koetke, Corporate Executive Chef, Chief Executive Officer of Complete Culinary LLC
Brought to you by Ajinomoto
Hall 4 ADNEC
10:00 - 10:20 Immunity inspired by Tea
Peter Kuruvita, Managing Director at Alba Noosa & Dilhan C.Fernando, Chef Executive Officer of Dilmah Tea
Brought to you by Dilmah Tea
Hall 4 ADNEC
10:30 - 11:00 THIS IS BREAK TIME!
Enjoy a well deserved break with
Dilmah Tea and Nestlé Professional
11:00 - 11:40 Talking Disruption - Food in the Metaverse
The Future of Economy Around Food with NFTs and the Metaverse, an estimated Trillion Dollar Opportunity!
Panel Discussion
Mohammed Mahfoudh, Director & CEO, Deca4 Advisory LLC
Vignesh Raja, Director, The HBAR Foundation (the Middle East & South Asia), Founding Member of the Dubai Blockchain Council
Sebastian Huth, Co-Founder Precise Blockchain Solutions LTC
Praneet Kumar, Crypto Lawyer, Founder, Praneet Kumar & Associates, Co-Partner Gravity X Capital
Girish Ashirwar, Co-Founder & Director, Create Protocol
Moderated by Sunjeh Raja, Director and CEO, International Center for Culinary Arts (ICCA Dubai)
Hall 4 ADNEC
11:40 - 12:00 Reasoned Gourmandise
Frédéric Bau, Valrhona Pastry Explorer
Brought to you by Valrhona
Hall 4 ADNEC
12:00 - 12:20 Food Safety for the Catering Industry
Dr. Rashed Abdulrahman Alarfaj, Vice President for Health, Security and Standards Control, Saudi Airlines Catering Company
Hall 4 ADNEC
12:20 - 13:00 Homegrown in UAE
Panel Discussion
Naim Maadad, Chief Executive and Founder of Gates Hospitality
Carlos Frunze Garza, Executive Chef of Teible
Nicholas Alvis, Chef and Creator of folly Dubai, Worlds 50 Best Discovery
Samantha Wood, Founder of impartial restaurant review website FooDiva.net, Curator of dining experiences
Moderated by Jasper Jek, Worldchefs Young Chef Development Committee Vice - Chairman
Hall 4 ADNEC
13:00 - 14:30 THIS IS LUNCH TIME! Hall 2 ADNEC:
LUNCH AREA
Continue your #RiseTogether experience by following one of these following afternoon tracks
AFTERNOON TRACK 1
14:30 - 15:30
Africa Chefs Forum
Let's rise and grow Africa together as Worldchefs community!
Hosted by Isaac Kofi Sackey, President, Chefs Assocation of Ghana and Shaun Smith, Principle, Fusion Cooking School
Hall 4 ADNEC
AFTERNOON TRACK 2
14:30 - 17:00
Attend Education & Training sessions of ExpoCulinaire Hall 2 ADNEC:
Education & Training Area
AFTERNOON TRACK 3
Until 17:00
Visit ExpoCulinaire and check out the Global Chefs Challenge Finals & Emirates International SalonCulinaire! Hall 2 & 3 ADNEC
THIS YOUR FREE NIGHT
Abu Dhabi City Highlight
Here is the chance for you to discover the city!
THURSDAY 2 JUNE 2022
ALL DAY REGISTRATION - ADNEC
Time Session Location GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE FINALS
09:00 - 09:05 Worldchefs General Assembly - Call for Quorum Hall 4 ADNEC GLOBAL YOUNG CHEFS CHALLENGE
10:30 - 15:15
Hall 2 ADNEC: Electrolux Professional Arena
09:05 - 09:15 Opening Remark by Thomas Gugler, Worldchefs President Hall 4 ADNEC
09:15 - 09:25 Ratification of New Continental Directors Hall 4 ADNEC
09:25 - 09:45 Worldchefs Activity and Financial Report
Ragnar Fridriksson, Worldchefs Managing Director
Hall 4 ADNEC
09:45 - 10:25 Presentation and voting of Statutes and Standing Rules Hall 4 ADNEC
10:30 - 11:00 THIS IS BREAK TIME!
Enjoy a well deserved break with
Dilmah Tea and Nestlé Professional
11:00 - 11:20 International Chefs Day
Vanessa Marquis, Worldchefs International Chefs Day Chairwoman
Emmanuel Lorieux, Global Executive Chef and Global Culinary Partnership Manager, Nestlé Professional
Hall 4 ADNEC
11:20 - 11:40 Feed The Planet
Chris Koetke, Worldchefs Feed the Planet Committee Chairman
Ingrid Mellstig, Head of Electrolux Food Foundation
Ekaterina Trofimova & Cosimo Scarano, Sustainability Project Lead, Social Responsibility, AB Electrolux
Hall 4 ADNEC
11:40 - 12:00 World Chefs Without Borders
Willment Leong, World Chefs Without Borders Committee Chairman
Hall 4 ADNEC
12:00 - 12:30 Honorary Life Membership Ceremony
Presidents' Medals Ceremony
Life Achievement Award
Hall 4 ADNEC
12:30 - 12:40 Worldchefs Congress Singapore 2024 - Handing over the Bell & Update Hall 4 ADNEC
12:40 - 12:50 Closing Remark by Thomas Gugler, Worldchefs President Hall 4 ADNEC
13:00 - 14:30 THIS IS LUNCH TIME! Hall 2 ADNEC:
LUNCH AREA
Continue your #RiseTogether experience by following one of these following afternoon tracks
AFTERNOON TRACK 1
14:30 - 17:00
Attend Education & Training sessions of ExpoCulinaire Hall 2 ADNEC:
Education & Training Area
AFTERNOON TRACK 2
Until 16:00
Visit ExpoCulinaire and check out the Global Chefs Challenge Finals & Emirates International SalonCulinaire! Hall 2 & 3 ADNEC
19:30 - 23:00 GALA DINNER
Dress Code: Black Tie / Chefs' White for Competitors
AI Maa'red Hall,ADNEC
FRIDAY 3 JUNE 2022
Time Session Location
Do you want to stay longer in UAE?
Reach out to us to organize your trip together!
*This program is subjected to changes
SUNDAY 29 MAY 2022 - ARRIVAL DAY
ALL DAY REGISTRATION - ADNEC
Time Session Location
TBC Meet and Greet with Young Chefs Development Committee, Emirate Culinary Guild and Nestlé Professional Nestlé Professional Young Chefs Lounge
19:00 - 22:30 ICE BREAKER RECEPTION
Dress Code: Business Casual
Transportation: Hall 1, ADNEC - ERTH Hotel from 18:15 / ERTH Hotel - Hall 1, ADNEC from 22:00
Al Fayy Garden,
ERTH Hotel
MONDAY 30 MAY 2022
ALL DAY REGISTRATION - ADNEC
Time Session Location GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE FINALS
09:00 - 09:05 Warm welcome by Andy Cuthbert
Worldchefs Congress Chairman
Hall 4 ADNEC GLOBAL PASTRY CHEFS CHALLENGE
8:30 - 18:35
Hall 2 ADNEC: Electrolux Professional Arena
09:00 - 09:10 Introduction of Worldchefs Board Members Hall 4 ADNEC
09:10 - 09:50 Warm welcome by Thomas Gugler - Worldchefs President
Warm welcome by Uwe Micheel - President of Emirates Culinary Guild Warm welcome by H.E Mariam bint Mohammed Al Mheiri Minister of Climate Change and Environment
Hall 4 ADNEC
09:50 - 10:00 Parade of Nations Hall 4 ADNEC
10:50 - 10:20 Ethnic Cuisine of the Emirates
Musabbeh Al Kaabi, The Emirati Chef / Ambassador Chef
Hall 4 ADNEC
10:30 - 11:00 THIS IS BREAK TIME!
Face-to-face Session with Rochelle Schaetzl
Personal Branding, Leaving a Legacy
Nestlé Professional Young Chefs Lounge
11:00 - 11:40 How to Feed the Planet Part 1: Setting The Course
Panel Discussion & "Zero Waste" Culinary Demo
Dr. Brent Loken, Global Food Lead Scientist, WWF
Viktoria Roos, Open Innovation Leader, Electrolux Professional
Henry Guadagni, Corporate Chef, Electrolux Professional
Daniel Truss,, Founder and Director of The Chefs Eye
Moderated by Chris Koetke, Worldchefs Feed the Planet Committee Chairman
Hall 4 ADNEC
11:40 - 12:00 Nourishing The World - How the global culinary community can help create and scale impact
TC Chatterjee
Chief Executive Officer of Griffith Foods
Hall 4 ADNEC
12:00 - 12:40 How to Feed the Planet Part 2: How Chefs are Changing the Course
Panel Discussion
Frank Fol, We’re Smart® Chairmain
Frédéric Bau, Valrhona Pastry Explorer
Geoff Meyer, Head of Business Development, Upfield Professional
Kristine H. Hartviksen, President of Nordic Chef Association
Anders Heegaard, President of Danish Chefs Association
Moderated by Chris Koetke, Worldchefs Feed the Planet Committee Chairman
Hall 4 ADNEC
12:40 - 13:00 Evolution in the future of gastronomy: We’re Smart® Green Guide
Culinary Demo
Frank Fol, We’re Smart® Chairmain & Nicolas Decloedt, Chef at Humus x Hortense, * Michelin Green, We’re Smart® 5 Radishes Chef, Gault & Millau’s Best Vegetable Chef of 2019
Hall 4 ADNEC
13:00 - 14:45 THIS IS LUNCH TIME! Hall 2 ADNEC:
LUNCH AREA
Continue your #RiseTogether experience by following one of these following afternoon tracks
AFTERNOON TRACK 1
13:45 - 14:15
Face-to-face session with Frank Fol & Nicolas Decloedt
The 52 We’re Smart® “Think Vegetables! Think Fruits!® culinary techniques – How to make vegetables more tasty!
Nestlé Professional Young Chefs Lounge
AFTERNOON TRACK 1
14:15 - 15:45
Face-to-face session with Fiath Hamed, Honey Man
A master class on local and regional honey varieties, honey pairing and combinations
Nestlé Professional Young Chefs Lounge
AFTERNOON TRACK 2
Until 18:35
Visit ExpoCulinaire and check out the Global Chefs Challenge Finals & Emirates International SalonCulinaire! Hall 2 & 3 ADNEC
17:30 - 19:30 The Worldchefs Congress Tradition
Offcial photography and Parade
To be confirmed
19:30 - 23:00 WELCOME RECEPTION
Dress Code: Chefs' White / Smart Casual
Brought to you by Upfield Professional - Violife
Transportation: Hall 1, ADNEC - ERTH Hotel from 18:45 / ERTH Hotel - Hall 1, ADNEC from 22:15
ERTH Theatre & Atrium
Tuesday 31 MAY 2022
ALL DAY REGISTRATION - ADNEC
Time Session Location GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE FINALS
05:30 - 09:00 Traditional Fish Market Visit
Short Drive-through the Saadiyat and Yas Islands
Breakfast at Al Forsan Marriot
Outdoor/ Mina Souk/ The British Club GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE DAY 1
8:30 - 16:20
Hall 2 ADNEC: Electrolux Professional Arena
09:00 - 09:20 Bridging Cultures and Building Communities Through Food: Indigenous Engagement Strategies
Eric Pateman, Global Culinary Consultant, Entrepreneur and Chef
Hall 4 ADNEC
09:20 - 09:40 Hygiene and Sanitation through Technology
Christopher Megel, Master Chef, Chevalier and Executive Director of Q Industries Group
Hall 4 ADNEC
09:40 - 10:00 The Chefs and Culinary Designers as Ambassadors of Goodwill
Her Excellency Ambassador Hjayceelyn M. Quintana, Philippine Ambassador to the UAE
Hall 4 ADNEC
10:00 - 10:20 Taste the Philippines
John Buenaventura, Executive Chef, Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Hall 4 ADNEC
10:30 - 11:00 THIS IS BREAK TIME!
Face-to-face Session with Sascha Geib
Nestlé Professional Young Chef Lounge
11:00 - 11:20 Veal Meet Again
Edgar Buhrs, The Veal Chef, Jan Snijders, Master Butcher & Patricia van Krieken, Marketing Manager of VanDrie Group
Hall 4 ADNEC
11:20 - 11:40 The Shift from Animal to Plant-based Products can reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions
Cornel Krummenacher, Global Head of Food, Nestlé Professional
Hall 4 ADNEC
11:40 - 12:20 The Future of Work: Attracting and retaining talent in our industry
Panel Discussion
John Lohr, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, Hosco
Frank Bordoni, Head of Food Standards Quality & Assurance, Alshaya
Elham Bolooki, Experiential Learning Manager & Instructor, Dubai College of Tourism
Dale Lyman, Professional Cookery Instructor and Recipe Developer
Moderated by Alan Orreal, Young Chef Development Committee Chairman
Hall 4 ADNEC
12:20 - 13:00 Is Industry doing enough to invest in young talent ? What are the young chefs saying?
Panel Discussion
Elvin Chew, Worldchefs Young Chef Mentor
Rebecca van Brommel, Worldchefs Young Chef Ambassador & Chef/Sale specialist at C.W.Shasky & Associate Food Broker
Christophe Megel, Master Chef, Chevalier and Executive Director of Q Industries Group
Marcus Hallgren, Culinary Educator and Head Waiter of the Swedish Culinary Team
Moderated by John Lohr, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, Hosco
Hall 4 ADNEC
13:00 - 13:45 THIS IS LUNCH TIME! Hall 2 ADNEC: LUNCH AREA
Continue your #RiseTogether experience by following one of these following afternoon tracks
AFTERNOON TRACK 1
13:45 - 14:15
Face-to-face Session with Dan Truss
Food Waste
Nestlé Professional Young Chefs Lounge
AFTERNOON TRACK 1
14:15 - 16:45
Emirates Palace/Presidential Palace Complex Visit (including Back of House)
A visit to the royal palace kitchens with insights rarely seen by the general public, a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the massive scale of operations, unique chinaware and awe inspiring royal set ups.
Outdoor/ Emirates Palace/ Presidental Palace
AFTERNOON TRACK 2
Until 17:00
Visit ExpoCulinaire and check out the Global Chefs Challenge Finals & Emirates International SalonCulinaire! Hall 2 & 3 ADNEC
THIS IS YOUR FREE NIGHT
Abu Dhabi City Highlight
Here is the chance for you to discover the city!
WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE 2022
ALL DAY REGISTRATION - ADNEC
Time Session Location GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE FINALS
09:00 - 09:20 Master the Art of Public Speaking
Shaun Payen, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
Hall 4 ADNEC GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE DAY 2
8:30 - 16:15
Hall 2 ADNEC: Electrolux Professional Arena
09:20 - 09:40 The Power of Food
Rob Baan, Plant Hunter and Owner of Koppert Cress
Hall 4 ADNEC
09:40 - 10:00 Harnessing the Art & Science of Umami to Make Superlative Cuisine
Chris Koetke, Corporate Executive Chef, Chief Executive Officer of Complete Culinary LLC
Brought to you by Ajinomoto
Hall 4 ADNEC
10:00 - 10:20 Immunity inspired by Tea
Peter Kuruvita, Managing Director at Alba Noosa & Dilhan C.Fernando, Chef Executive Officer of Dilmah Tea
Brought to you by Dilmah Tea
Hall 4 ADNEC
10:30 - 11:00 THIS IS BREAK TIME!
Face-to-face session with Frédéric Bau
Nestlé Professional Young Chef Lounge
11:00 - 11:40 Talking Disruption - Food in the Metaverse
The Future of Economy Around Food with NFTs and the Metaverse, an estimated Trillion Dollar Opportunity!
Panel Discussion
Mohammed Mahfoudh, Director & CEO, Deca4 Advisory LLC
Vignesh Raja, Director, The HBAR Foundation (the Middle East & South Asia), Founding Member of the Dubai Blockchain Council
Sebastian Huth, Co-Founder Precise Blockchain Solutions LTC
Praneet Kumar, Crypto Lawyer, Founder, Praneet Kumar & Associates, Co-Partner Gravity X Capital
Girish Ashirwar, Co-Founder & Director, Create Protocol
Moderated by Sunjeh Raja, Director and CEO, International Center for Culinary Arts (ICCA Dubai)
Hall 4 ADNEC
11:40 - 12:00 Reasoned Gourmandise
Frédéric Bau, Valrhona Pastry Explorer
Brought to you by Valrhona
Hall 4 ADNEC
12:00 - 12:20 Food Safety for the Catering Industry
Dr. Rashed Abdulrahman Alarfaj, Vice President for Health, Security and Standards Control, Saudi Airlines Catering Company
Hall 4 ADNEC
12:20 - 13:00 Homegrown in UAE
Panel Discussion
Naim Maadad, Chief Executive and Founder of Gates Hospitality
Carlos Frunze Garza, Executive Chef of Teible
Nicholas Alvis, Chef & Consultant
Samantha Wood, Founder of impartial restaurant review website FooDiva.net, Curator of dining experiences
Moderated by Jasper Jek, Worldchefs Young Chef Development Committee Vice - Chairman
Hall 4 ADNEC
13:00 - 14:45 THIS IS LUNCH TIME! Hall 2 ADNEC:
LUNCH AREA
Continue your #RiseTogether experience by following one of these following afternoon tracks
AFTERNOON TRACK 1
13:45 - 14:15
Face-to-face session with Shaun Payen Nestlé Professional Young Chef Lounge
AFTERNOON TRACK 1
14:15 - 16:45
Master Class Emirati Desserts and Sweets
Master class class for traditional emirati desserts and sweets, interactive and hands on with insights into the culture and history of the dishes.
Outdoor/ Erth Hotel
AFTERNOON TRACK 2
Until 17:00
Visit ExpoCulinaire and check out the Global Chefs Challenge Finals & Emirates International SalonCulinaire! Hall 2 & 3 ADNEC
THIS IS YOUR FREE NIGHT
Abu Dhabi City Highlight
Here is the chance for you to discover the city!
THURSDAY 2 JUNE 2022
ALL DAY REGISTRATION - ADNEC
Time Session Location GLOBAL CHEFS CHALLENGE FINALS
09:00 - 09:05 Worldchefs General Assembly - Call for Quorum Hall 4 ADNEC GLOBAL YOUNG CHEFS CHALLENGE
10:30 - 15:15
Hall 2 ADNEC: Electrolux Professional Arena
09:05 - 09:15 Opening Remark by Thomas Gugler, Worldchefs President Hall 4 ADNEC
09:15 - 09:25 Ratification of New Continental Directors Hall 4 ADNEC
09:25 - 09:45 Worldchefs Activity and Financial Report
Ragnar Fridriksson, Worldchefs Managing Director
Hall 4 ADNEC
09:45 - 10:25 Presentation and voting of Statutes and Standing Rules Hall 4 ADNEC
10:30 - 11:00 THIS IS BREAK TIME!
Face-to-face Session on Feed the Planet
Nestlé Professional Young Chef Lounge
11:00 - 11:20 International Chefs Day
Vanessa Marquis, Worldchefs International Chefs Day Chairwoman
Emmanuel Lorieux, Global Executive Chef and Global Culinary Partnership Manager, Nestlé Professional
Hall 4 ADNEC
11:20 - 11:40 Feed The Planet
Chris Koetke, Worldchefs Feed the Planet Committee Chairman
Ingrid Mellstig, Head of Electrolux Food Foundation
Ekaterina Trofimova & Cosimo Scarano, Sustainability Project Lead, Social Responsibility, AB Electrolux
Hall 4 ADNEC
11:40 - 12:00 World Chefs Without Borders
Willment Leong, World Chefs Without Borders Committee Chairman
Hall 4 ADNEC
12:00 - 12:30 Honorary Life Membership Ceremony
Presidents' Medals Ceremony
Life Achievement Award
Hall 4 ADNEC
12:30 - 12:40 Worldchefs Congress Singapore 2024 - Handing over the Bell & Update Hall 4 ADNEC
12:40 - 12:50 Closing Remark by Thomas Gugler, Worldchefs President Hall 4 ADNEC
13:00 - 13:45 THIS IS LUNCH TIME! Hall 2 ADNEC:
LUNCH AREA
Continue your #RiseTogether experience by following one of these following afternoon tracks
AFTERNOON TRACK 1
13:45 - 14:15
Face-to-face session with Nestlé Professional Nestlé Professional Young Chef Lounge
AFTERNOON TRACK 1
14:15 - 16:45
All about Dates and Spices
A visit to the dates and spice market to get an overview of the different types of dates from the arbic region and spices used, sampling of different date varieties and a brief understanding of the date culture in UAE.
Ourdoor/ Mina Market
AFTERNOON TRACK 2
Until 16:00
Visit ExpoCulinaire and check out the Global Chefs Challenge Finals & Emirates International SalonCulinaire! Hall 2 & 3 ADNEC
19:30 - 23:00 GALA DINNER
Dress Code: Black Tie / Chefs' White for Competitors
Al Maa’red Hall, ADNEC
FRIDAY 3 JUNE 2022
Time Session Location
Do you want to stay longer in UAE?
Reach out to us to organize your trip together!

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