Nestlé expands education programme for aspiring chefs


The Worldchefs Academy programme covers the basics of culinary professionalism

The free online Pre-Commis Chef programme, launched by Nestlé Professional® and the World Association of Chefs Societies (Worldchefs) in 2018, offers young people basic culinary education to become a professional Pre-Commis Chef or start training to become a Chef.

Since its launch in English, a total of 14,655 people have registered online and 3,298 Pre-Commis Chef certificates have been issued.

This Summer, the course will be offered in Spanish and Portuguese, and will also be available in Arabic, Mandarin and Italian by the end of 2020.

With about 30 million young people worldwide dropping out of school each year, the Worldchefs Academy provides one accessible way to engage those who don’t have the means, mobility or flexibility to attend full-time culinary school or undertake an apprenticeship.

Extending its reach to more young people worldwide highlights the importance of this year’s International Youth Day, which seeks to engage them at local, national and global levels – critical at a time when only 7% of the world’s population hold a college, university or trade qualification.

The Worldchefs Academy programme is available to anyone, no matter their background or current skill set, and covers the basics of culinary professionalism, food service operations, culinary theory, food hygiene and sanitation, basic cooking and culinary nutrition.

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