Under the Patronage of H.H Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority


Our Culinary Partners

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Emirates Culinary Guild

ECG Logo The Emirates Culinary Guild (ECG) is the UAE’s association of professional chefs. It is a non-profit organisation dedicated solely to the advancement of culinary arts in the UAE.

The World Association of Chefs' Societies (WACS) is a 52-nation fellowship, comprising the world’s various professional chefs’ organisations.

The ECG received its charter into WACS at a ceremony in Stavanger, Norway on 28 June 1994, during the WACS 26th World Congress. WACS endorses the ECG as the authorised UAE culinary institute. The ECG, thereby, has an international culinary focus and multi-national support for the staging of its various competitions, seminars and events.

Visit www.emiratesculinaryguild.net for more details

World Association of Chefs' Societies 

WACS LogoThe World Association of Chefs' Societies, or WACS for short, is a global network of chefs' associations first founded in October 1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris. At that first congress, there were 65 delegates from 17 countries, representing 36 national and international associations. The venerable August Escoffier was named the first Honorary President of WACS.

Today, this global body has 93 official chefs' associations as members, which represent over 10 million professional chefs’ worldwide. The biennial congress is a hallmark tradition of WACS and has been organised in over 20 cities across the world throughout its illustrious 82-year history.

WACS is managed by an elected presidential body, consisting of the WACS President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary General and Ambassador Honorary President, as well as a board of continental directors that looks after the regions of Asia, Europe, Africa, the Pacific and the Americas. Our programmes and different activities are managed by three separate committees – the Culinary Competitions Committee, the Education Committee and the Marketing and Communication Committee – as well as several sub-committees.

Visit www.worldchefs.org/en for more information.



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