PARIS December 18, 2020

It’s World Arabic Language Day and Worldchefs Academy is excited to announce the launch of its online Pre-Commis Chef Course and mobile app in Arabic! Adding to the line-up of free courses available for our global community, the Arabic Pre-commis Chef Course is now added to the English, Spanish and Portuguese Library!

“On behalf of the Worldchefs Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate all the Arabic Chefs Volunteers who helped to bring this educational opportunity to aspiring Chefs in Arabic-speaking communities all around the world. We are proud to provide the Pre-Commis Chef Course in Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish and English with many more languages to come!” stated, Worldchefs President Thomas Gugler.

With curriculum covering the basics of culinary professionalism, food service operations, culinary theory, food hygiene and sanitation, basic cooking and culinary nutrition, the Pre-Commis Chef Course can be followed as a complete curriculum and individual lessons can be used to compliment other existing courses or provide theoretical components to culinary apprenticeship.

Participants can learn through the web-based platform or via the mobile app offering an offline study mode. By connecting to the Internet when it is available they can download the course via the mobile app and study at any time, with or without Internet. Then they simply go back online when ready to complete the final assessment. The Pre-Commis Chef Course also links to Worldchefs Certification opportunities and is intended to be the first step on the culinary career pathway.

Worldchefs Academy would like extend its sincere gratitude and recognition to our Arabic Advisors and Chef Volunteers for their time and contributions during the development of the Arabic Pre-Commis Chef Course over the past 2 years:

  • Amro Fahed Al Yassin, Vice President, Emirates Culinary Guild (Dubai) and General Secretary, Syrian Culinary Guild
  • Jihan Sahawaneh, Culinary Facilitator, Royal Academy Of Culinary Arts, Jordan, Worldchefs Education Network Member
  • Majed Al Sabagh, President, Syrian Culinary Guild and Vice President, Emirates Culinary Guild
  • Adel Gabr, Past President, Canadian Culinary Federation Windsor Branch

Currently Worldchefs Academy is also developing the Pre-Commis Chef Course in Italian and German to launch in 2021.

About Worldchefs Academy

Worldchefs Academy, a division of World Association of Chefs Societies (Worldchefs) developed the Pre-Commis Chef online course and mobile app in conjunction with NestléProfessional and the Pro Gastronomia Foundation to offer culinary education for aspiring chefs that may not have the means, mobility or flexibility to attend full-time culinary school. The Worldchefs Academy mobile app can be downloaded on both the App Store and Google Play, and is available at

About Worldchefs

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network with over 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in hospitality, Worldchefs carries 92 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

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