15 January 2015

Singapore Participation at the Junior Pastry World Cup 2015

On behalf of Singapore Pastry Alliance, I am very pleased to share with you that Singapore will be participating at the Junior Pastry World Cup 2015.

Junior Pastry World Cup 2015 - The World Confectionery Championship reserved for under-23 year old young professionals organized by Rimini Fiera which will be held from the 17th-18th January 2015 in Rimini, Italy.

We are pleased to present you our Singapore Pastry Team:
             Team Manager & Judge: Chef Alex Yen, Executive Pastry Chef from Coffee Club Pte. Ltd
             Team Trainer: Alex Chong, Assistant Pastry Chef from Regent Hotel Singapore
  Team Member: Amanda Wong, Junior Pastry Chef from Regent Hotel
  Team Member: Lawrence Wong , student from At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy

The teams showed tremendous commitment and dedication to work very hard for the training over the last few month. The overall standard and team work was remarkable.

In here, we wish our team of Pastry Chefs from Singapore the best of luck .

Warmest regards

Kenny Kong
President, Singapore Pastry Alliance
Member of Singapore Chefs’ Association

13 January 2015

Charity Event held by Young Chefs Club of Cyprus

Held at the residence of Andrea & Maria Kallidis this charity dinner was held to support the Foundation Cyprus anti-leukemic organization "Life".
Dinner is held under the auspices of the President of Cyprus  Nikos Anastasiadis, and the presence of Limassol Bishop Athanasios, many political and civic leaders.

The dinner amazed more than 400 guests ,  cooked by  members of the Young Chefs Club and the Association of Chefs Cyprus.
During the  event  Cyprus Chef Association was honored by the organizers  and the deputy chairman of the association Peter Gabriel thanked the organizers for the honor and emphasized how C.C.A is always at the forefront of such events.

Sincere thanks to all members of the Young chefs Club and especially the Chairman of Constantinos Kyrlakis who had the whole frippery organization for this really huge effort and plenty of time invested in  organizing the dinner.

Article by: Constantinos Kyrlakis
Young Chef Ambassador of Southern Europe
President of the Young Chef club Cyprus (Y.C.C.)

The Launch of Egypt Young Chefs Club


Launch Party, Garden BBQ
Swiss Club 12.00 - 16.00 hrs
Saturday 31st January 2015

The Egypt Young Chefs Club (EYCC) is the youth arm of the Egyptian Chefs Association. Our organization nurtures youthful talent in the food and beverages field and is reputed for its distinctive mission, excellent culinary standards and dedication to promoting continuous improvement in the profession.
Join us at the Swiss Club in Imbaba on Saturday 31st January 2015
To reserve your place please contact:
Marigo on 0122 778 2778, marigo_maged@hotmail.com
Zohaira on 0101 763 7160, zahira.fathi@aybasu.com
Entrée only with prior reservation. Upon your reservation, you will receive an electronic invite. Kindly present your electronic invite at reception.

Singapore Junior Chefs Club

A collage with most of our committee. A brand new year, our 11th year. Last year was memorable, this year is going to get better, filled with fun and activities . Keep a look out and be sure to let your friends know about us ! #singaporejuniorchefsclub

11 January 2015

The 10th Indonesian Salon Culinaire 2015

The 10th Indonesian Salon Culinaire 2015
Jakarta Prestigious and Biggest Chef's Competition.

**we already sent the rule book to YCCI's & ACP's members via email**
**if you want to get one, contact the CP or email: 

10 January 2015

Quote of the Day, from Paul Bocuse

« The chef and the dancer share a same ideal: movement and creativity, a quest for the perfect movement and technical excellence in their passion for their art. This is what embodies the spirit of the Bocuse d’Or. » By Paul Bocuse

« Le chef recherche le mouvement et la créativité, la perfection du geste juste et l’excellence technique, dans la passion pour son art. Et c’est tout l’esprit du Concours Bocuse d’Or » By Paul Bocuse

Quote from Paul Bocuse, thanks Cornelia Volino for sharing  :)

02 January 2015

ICCA Dubai Culinary Scholarship

ICCA Dubai proudly presents the Innovative Education - Industry Training Initiative. 


This innovative industry focused Corporate Social Initiative to Train & Certify, talented and deserving but financially underprivlieged young chefs in the UAE Hospitality industry.
The above scholarship initiative will be executed in strategic partnership with the Emirates Culinary Guild, World Chefs (World Association of Chefs Societies) and City & Guilds London.
The program selection panel consists of Chef Andy Cuthbert, Chairman ECG and Young Chefs Development Team for WACS, Chef Uwe Micheel, President of ECG, Chef Alan Pedge, Vice President ECG Abu Dhabi and Mr Sunjeh Raja, Director and CEO, ICCA Dubai will select candidates based on a set criterion.
All candidates will be put through the intensive ICCA Dubai – International Chef Training Program, a City & Guilds London, accredited IVQ Level 2 Qualification, along with other Industry Skills Proficiency Training, through a 52 Week Day Release Program.
The Graduates of the Program will be eligible for WACS Certified Professional Cook, under the World Chefs Global Certification Scheme.
During the 52 week programme, prominent chefs and industry experts will regularly conduct training sessions, imparting skills and knowledge aligned to the industry needs.
Sunjeh Raja, Director and CEO of ICCA presented the initiative saying, “The ICCA Dubai AED 1 Million Culinary Scholarship Award is the culmination of a vision we have had since we first opened our doors 10 years ago. It is a vision that could only be achieved with complete support from the industry and our strategic partners. This programme will completely change the lives of 30 underprivileged chefs a year, while simultaneously boosting the industry with fresh, skilled resources and thereby helping take things to the next level.”
He added that, “With Dubai Expo 2020 rapidly approaching, the UAE tourism and hospitality sector will experience massive growth, with an influx of 139 new establishments, including 91 hotels and 48 hotel apartments to cater to the 25 million expected visitors. We need to show these visitors that our offering is world-class and this is where training is paramount to make the difference. Then there is also a strong need to build a legacy beyond Dubai Expo 2020 and to provide opportunities post-event to help sustain the industry. Training programs should be aligned to the opportunities and economic needs of the future – this is a smart approach to education, one that ties back to the Government’s wider vision of developing a knowledge-based economy. At ICCA Dubai, we are making that a reality.”
Chef Andy Cuthbert, as Chairman, ECG and as The Chairman Young Chefs Development Team for WACS explains, “The entire programme is designed to share knowledge, experience, expertise and capabilities to develop a sustainable workforce and strive for excellence through innovation, developing a socially inclusive working environment for the long-term.  It is a tangible step in bridging skill gaps across the industry. We also recognise the importance in encouraging aspiring chefs to grow their skills to boost their careers within the hospitality industry, and this will give many a chance to fulfil their dreams without having to worry about the financial burden.”
Some of the guest lecturers include: Gary Rhodes (Celebrity Chef & Author), Christian Gradnitzer (Madinat Jumeirah), Sacha Treimer (Atlantis the Palm), Terry Styles (The Conrad Dubai), Michael Kitts (Emirates Academy), Sebastian Nohse (JW Marriot Marquis), Osama El Sayed (Celebrity Chef), Harald Oberander (DWTC) Bobby Krishna (Dubai Municipality) Michael Wunsch (Barakat), Tarek Ibrahim (Master Chef, MLA – Australia), Emiliano Bernsconi (Armani Hotel Dubai) and Roger Frei (Nestle) amongst others.
ICCA Dubai to date has trained over 2800 student chefs and maintains a record of 100% work placement for its students who have been successfully placed both in the UAE hospitality and international Cruise Line industry.
ICCA Dubai also offers industry certification & skills development programs in international best practices in food safety & hygiene that enables industry employees to stay on top of their continuous professional development, apart from a range amateur courses and personalized training programs.  ICCA graduates are able do it all in the food world – they are successful chefs, restaurant owners, hospitality managers, entrepreneurs, food stylists, food writers and more.