One of the highlight of my job is covering world-class food events, like the Culinary World Cup 2014, Luxembourg. Officially known as Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup – ExpoGast, it is held only every four years. This year’s event welcomed 105 international teams consisting of 1,000 chefs and confectioners who competed in individual and team challenges. During the five day event, chefs from around the world presented some of the most striking and delicious food to be found. The meticulous judging was done by grand chefs, who critique appearance, composition, professional preparation, service, innovation and the chefs choice of materials.

Of the National Teams, six were awarded gold for both their hot and cold presentations; Singapore, Sweden, USA, Norway, Iceland and Germany. With top scores, Team Singapore repeated taking first place with exquisitely memorable presentations, Team Sweden took 2nd (their cold table was remarkably clever) and … Team USA with their tight flavorful work, took third place.

With so much to share, we pulled together photo highlights and featured the top scoring teams in this Postcard Series. We hope you join us on this culinary adventure, let your eyes feast!


Beatrice S. Schneider
Creative Director
Chicago School of Mold Making

  • Culinary World Cup 2014, Luxembourg
  • Culinary World Cup 1st Place: Team Singapore
  • Culinary World Cup 2nd Place: Team Sweden
  • Culinary World Cup 3rd Place: Team USA