Cornelia Volino
Program Manager & Chief Advisor


Cornelia Volino is Chief Advisor of WORLDCHEFS Academy and Project Manager for the development of the Pre-Commis Chef Course, mobile app, and website. She is also WORLDCHEFS Secretary General, Past President of the Canadian Culinary Federation, and Member of the Toronto Branch. Over the past 35 years, Cornelia has provided volunteer work to support the culinary profession and related trade associations in Canada and around the world. Through the collective efforts of World Chefs Without Borders, Cornelia strives to help those affected by natural disasters and encourage aid relief. As a WORLDCHEFS Certified A Judge in Vegan/Plant-Based, Hot Kitchen & Culinary Arts, she also shares her insight and knowledge at international culinary competitions. Cornelia is the Lead Instructor of the WORLDCHEFS Vegan/Plant-Based Competition Seminar and Leader of the CCC Vegan/Plant-Based Sub-Committee.

Education, Certifications and Achievements

  • Certified Vegan Chef
  • Certified Plant-Based Professional, Rouxbe Culinary School, Vancouver, Canada
  • Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, Cornell University, USA
  • Ambassador Academy of Knowledge, Slovenia
  • Winner of 2015 Glenfiddich® Chef of the Year Award for Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to Culinary Arts
  • Queens University, Technical Diploma in Education
  • University of Toronto, E-Commerce and E-Business Management Diploma
  • Ryerson University, Magazine and Web Publishing

WORLDCHEFS Board, Committee Positions and/or Memberships

  • WORLDCHEFS Academy Chief Advisor and Project Manager
  • WORLDCHEFS Secretary General
  • WORLDCHEFS Certified A Judge for Vegan/Plant-Based, Hot Kitchen & Culinary Arts Competitions
  • WORLDCHEFS Vegan/Plant-Based Competition Seminar Instructor and Leader of the CCC Vegan/Plant-Based Sub-Committee
  • WORLDCHEFS International Chefs Day Presidium Liaison
  • World Chefs Without Borders Presidium Liaison and Committee Member
  • WORLDCHEFS Tour Against Hunger Team Leader 2003 and 2011
  • WORLDCHEFS Continental Director of Americas 2000-2004
  • Canadian Culinary Federation Past National President, Chairman of the Board & Marketing Chairman
  • Canadian Culinary Federation, Toronto Branch Past President, Chairman of the Board and Director
  • Canadian Culinary Federation, Toronto Branch Member
  • Honorary Life Member, WORLDCHEFS
  • Honour Society Member, Canadian Culinary Federation
  • Honorary Member American Academy of Chefs
  • Honorary Member Federation of Chefs and Cooks of the Republic of Cuba
  • Honorary Member Peru Chefs Association
  • Honorary Member Indian Federation of Culinary Associations
  • Honorary Member Cultural Association Euro East Alternative in Romania
  • Honorary Member Slovenia Chefs Association
  • Honorary Member New Zealand Chef Association
  • Honorary Member Federazione Italiana Cuochi Palermo