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wacs and you “Those who are one in food are one in life” – Malagasi saying

What is WACS?

The World Association of Chefs Societies, first founded in October 1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris, is a global network of member nations; each represented by the countries’ most important and prestigious Chef Association or Federation. Today, this global body is made up of over 93 international member nations. It is managed by an elected Executive Committee consisting of the President, Vice-President, Secretary General and Treasurer – as well as a board consisting of the Honorary President, Past President and seven Continental Directors from Africa/Middle East, the Americas, Asia, North, Central and South Europe and the Pacific Region. In addition, special committees oversee all WACS projects: The Culinary Competitions Committee, the Education Committee and the Marketing and Communications Committee.

Mission Statement

The World Association of Chefs Societies 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 of food, WACS represents a global voice on all issues related to the culinary profession. 06 World Association of Chefs Societies

Back from left: CD Arnold Tanzer, Vice President Hilmar B. Jonsson, Office Manager Ragnar Fridriksson, Past President Ferdinand Metz, Secretary General Helgi Einarsson, CD Srecko Koklic, CD Brendan O’Neill, CD Glenn Austin, CD Louis Perrotte, Hotel Manager Glenn Bond and WACS President Gissur Gudmundsson.

WACS welcomes new Continental Directors Two new Continental Directors were voted in during the WACS Congress in Chile. Louis Perrotte from the USA was voted in by the Americas, replacing Jorge Monte and Miroslav Kubec from the Czech Republic was voted in by the Europe Central region, replacing Reinhold Metz. Other continental directors were confirmed in their positions: CD Africa/Middle East: Arnold Tanzer CD Pacific Region: Glenn Austin CD Asia: John Sloane CD Europe North: Brendan O’Neill CD Europe South: Srecko Koklic The newly elected board’s first general meeting was hosted by The Sebel Albert Park Hotel in Melbourne, Australia.

World Chefs Magazine 2  

Issue 02, Anno 2010 July - December, Culinary Competitions Special