International Istanbul Gastronomy Festival

15-18 March 2011

The objective of the competition in International Istanbul Gastronomy Festival is to provide channels between Turkish Culinary Cultures and other foreign Culinary Cultures and the Turkish Chefs and World-class chefs will share in the exciting display and exchange of knowledge that will take place in this competition.

After the membership of All Cooks Federation Turkey was accepted in 2008 by WACS, the 10th festival will become an important festival as an international event. The participants who provide to showcase their culinary skills and if they are successful under the standards of The World Association of Chefs Societies-(WACS) they will get medals and also certificates that are valid all around the world.

22 countries, thousands of domestic and foreign chefs and famous judges in the world… Culinary Professionals will come together in 15-18 March, 2012 for the 10th time at Tuyap Beylikdüzü, İstanbul, TURKEY. Dear friends we are waiting for you to the 10th International Istanbul Gastronomy Festival while the competitors will demonstrate all their performances with delicious meals. Online application will be available soon.

WACS, Global Chefs Challange

Continental Semi Finals Calender:

Americas - Vancouver, Canada, 11-12 June 2011

Pacific Rim - Auckland, New Zealand,17-19 July 2011

Europe Central - Budapest, Hungary, 18-21 October 2011

Africa / Middle East - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 21-23 November 2011

Europe South - Ljubljana, Slovenia, 19-21 January 2012

Europe North - London, England, 26 Feb.-1 March 2012

Grand Finale

Daejeon, South Korea 1-5 May 2012

Grand Finale will be  in Daejeon, South Korea at WACS ,  World Congress, 2012

To download Rules & Regulations of WACS Global Chefs Challenge, click here.

IKA / Culinary Olympics


To learn more about general participation conditions click here.


For more information about these competitions, please fill “Information Request Form”.