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

The World Association of Cooks Societies (WACS) is a 102 nation fellowship comprising the world’s various professional chefs’ organisations.

The ECG received its charter into WACS at a ceremony in Stavanger, Norway on June 28, 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.

The aims of the ECG, broadly, are:
– To encourage and inspire junior chefs through training and competition.
– To enhance internationally the culinary prestige of the UAE.
– To encourage UAE nationals to consider a career within the hospitality industry

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs, Previously WACS), is a global network of chefs associations first founded in October 1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris. Today, this global body has over 100 official chefs associations as members. The biennial congress is a hallmark tradition of Worldchefs and has been organised in over 20 cities across the world throughout its illustrious 89-year history.

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