There are a variety of benefits that the World Association of Chefs’ Societies can offer, including global certification.
The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) is a leading voice in the hospitality industry that represents culinary professionals at all levels and across all specialties. This international organization, also known as Worldchefs, offers a plethora of resources for chefs while focusing on education, networking, competition, and humanitarian and sustainability.
Among the many resources offered to chefs, Worldchefs also offers the first and only global certification for the hospitality industry, with one being World Certified Master Chef. Using digital badges, the framework is designed to enable progression into and within the sector. It recognizes the skills and experience of people working in hospitality and helps employers attract and retain.
The holder of a World Certified Master Chef badge is a professional chef with an in-depth knowledge of culinary arts and a proven track record in creating dishes that have been recognized for culinary excellence. This individual has extensive professional cooking experience and is either employed as an executive chef, corporate executive chef (or equivalent), or run their own business.
Applicants for World Certified Master Chef must hold the Worldchefs Certified Executive Chef badge or equivalent to be eligible to apply for this level. Applicants holding one of the following professional certifications are considered to have met the requirements for the Worldchefs Certified Master Chef level: Achievement of Michelin star(s), Achievement of ACF Certified Master Chef (CMC), or Achievement of the Worldchefs Global Master Chefs Certification.
The holder of a World Certified Master Chef badge has met one of three requirements part of the Worldchefs Global Culinary Certification. The first being they have achieved professional recognition which meets the standards of the ‘Certified Master Chef’ badge. The second being they have achieved the ‘Worldchefs Certified Executive Chef’ badge (or equivalent) and prepared and submitted a portfolio of evidence while completing their day-to-day work, which has been assessed as meeting the standards of the ‘Certified Master Chef’ badge. The last is they have achieved a performance review rating which has been set by their employer and confirmed as meeting the standards of the ‘Certified Master Chef’ badge.
Worldchefs is dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines through education, training, and professional development for members. Global certification is just one of the many opportunities available to chefs, and with numerous core skills, role-specific skills, and evidence of professional development required, chefs can be considered for a World Certified Master Chef badge.