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Worldchefs Brings Global Young Chefs Challenge Finals to Sirha, Lyon 2017

Press release   •   Jul 20, 2016 15:24 +08

Worldchefs Young Chefs Challenge will take place in Sirha, Lyon for the first time.

6 July 2016 – The Global Young Chefs Challenge will take place at Sirha, the international food and beverage exhibition in Lyon this 2017.

This will be the first time that Lyon Sirha Fair will host the Global Young Chefs Challenge Finals, where the The Hans Bueschkens Trophy will be awarded to the best young chef representing his continent. In previous editions, the Global Young Chefs Challenge has always taken place alongside the Global Chefs Challenge and Global Pastry Chef Challenge during the bi-annual World Chefs Congress.

The Global Young Chefs Challenge will take place on the 25th January 2017, and will run on the same day as the Bocuse d’Or finals in a nearby hall.

The arena will consist of a 1,000 m2 area, fully-equipped with 8 professional Kitchens, a VIP lounge and a grand stand to welcome 100 spectators.

Says Charles Carroll, President of Worldchefs, “We are very excited about this partnership and we believe this is the future. Sirha has an international reputation for hosting competitions such as the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition, and we believe this will give the young chefs that belong to Worldchefs even more exposure and experience.”

Sirha receives almost 200 000 professional visitors from 135 countries whereof 20 000 are chefs. Sirha is covered by 1000 journalists with 2 300 media-web down fall during that week and 6.4 million page views. It also hosts the world most prestigious individual cooking competition, the Bocuse d’Or.

Founded in 1928 in Paris, France the World Association of Chefs Societies ( is a global network of national chefs associations from 93 countries, representing over 10 million professional chefs worldwide. WACS is a non-political professional organisation dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines. We accomplish these goals through education, training and professional development of our international membership. As an authority and opinion leader on food, WACS represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession.

For more information, please contact:

Jenny Tan

Communications Manager

Worldchefs Asia Office

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