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The Culinary Professionals Greece is a professional, non-profit organization, established in 1994 in Thessaloniki as Chefs Association of Northern Greece, aiming to unite chefs from all over Greece in a shared dedication to professional excellence, promote the gastronomy tradition and provide educational support and humanitarian aid to those in need.
Association members are professional chefs, pastry chefs and food experts that fulfill the required standards, as declared in the statute, and participate in all the activities when invited by the elected Administrative Board.
Τhe Culinary Professionals Greece has represented Greece in many International Gastronomic Festivals, Congresses and Exhibitions, while it has organized important culinary events and world gastronomic competitions.
The International Culinary Competition of Southern Europe, organized every two years, from 1997 until present, and supported by the Worldchefs, constitutes a hallmark tradition of Culinary Professionals Greece. The competition is established as a meeting point for the culinary professionals, attracting more than 500 delegates from all over the world.
The Association, in cooperation with Worldchefs, was the co-organizer of the World Chefs Congress & Expo 2016, which was held in Thessaloniki from 24th to 27th of September 2016.
At the IKA/Culinary Olympics 2020 in Stuttgart of Germany, Chefs Association of Northern Greece represented by Culinary Team Greece and won the bronze medal in the category “Community Catering”, by presenting unique dishes from Macedonian cuisine.
Every year the Culinary Professionals Greece organizes the Annual Symposium, an event with more than 500 participants, including the members and the affiliates of the Association, culinary professionals, head of food and beverage companies, hotels, restaurants and food equipment companies.