The World Association of Chefs' Societies
The World Association of Chefs' Societies, or Worldchefs in 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, and the venerable August Escoffier was named the first Honorary President of Worldchefs. Today, this global body has 100 official chefs associations as members that represent over 10 million professional chefs worldwide. The biennial congress is a hallmark tradition of Worldchefs and has been organised in over 20 cities across the world throughout its illustrious 82-year history.
Culinary Federation of Jamaica
The Culinary Federation of Jamaica (CFJ), a non-profit organization was officially inaugurated on August 1, 2007. Its goals are to work closely with all stakeholders in support of Jamaican tourism. The CFJ also sees its role as the further refinement and continued development of a unique, contemporary Caribbean cuisine as an important part of the tourism product in Jamaica and throughout the region. The Federation is guided by a constitution, which dictates that elected officers can only serve for a maximum of two (2) years. The CFJ is a member of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) and registered with the Companies Office of Jamaica.
The Cayman Culinary Society
Formed in 1989, The Cayman Culinary Society (CCS) is an organisation of professional Chefs and Food & Beverage personnel whose aim is to promote the Cayman Islands Food & Beverage Industry. CCS hosts an annual culinary competition each summer. The three day event is open to the public and includes a live cook-off to identify the chef of the year. There is also an ice carving and bartenders competition, as well as a large trade show. In 2010, the Society introduced a gala dinner on the final evening. This gala showcased the winners of the event and attendees enjoyed tastes of their winning dishes as well as other items cooked table side. The Society selects its Cayman Islands National Culinary Team from this event, which competes annually in the Caribbean Championships. The association boasts 15 years participation in this event and has earned a medal every year. The Cayman Culinary Society hosts several fund raising dinners each year as well as organising training seminars for local chefs and sending member chefs overseas to perform at trade shows and media events. The society is also active in the field of education, through lectures and demonstrations at local schools and at the University College of the Cayman Islands.
Fiji Chefs - Culinary Passion for the Pacific
Fiji Chefs - Culinary Passion for the Pacific is a group of hospitality professionals from a range of different backgrounds and establishments including educational, manufacture, restaurants, hotels and resorts. As an association we aim to develop our young people, work with various bodies and agencies to further develop our industry. We are one of many Chef Associations world wide and under the umbrella of “WACS” World Association of Chef Societies.
Samoan Culinary Association
SCA is non for profit organization with a key focus on promoting culinary skills through training in Samoa and generating pathways to careers.
Vanuatu Chefs Association
The Vanuatu Chefs association aim is to strengthen skill, knowledge and build solid industry relationships. The primary role of the association has been to each year organize a culinary competition for the public to see just what it is that chefs do. Over the years the competition has grown and has come to include competitions for the other departments within the hospitality industry like cocktail competitions, table setting competitions and bedmaking competitions.
Mauritius Chefs Association
The Mauritius Chefs Association is a non-profitable organization comprised of professionals in the culinary sector in Mauritius Island. Our main objectives is progressing in making top-notch professionals in Mauritian culinary and upgrade local standards recognized locally and internationally.