Dr Rick Stephen
Continental Director – Asia (Singapore), World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS)
Dr Rick Stephen has been instrumental in the growth of the culinary profession. Having once an active presence in the competition arena winning many awards and accolades, he has offered guidance and support which contributes to the success of a number of chefs doing well in many competitions and in the culinary profession in Singapore, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, China and Australia.
Dr Stephen was elected as the Continental Director for Asia in May 2011 under the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) banner covering 21 Countries. As part of the WACS Congress Committee, he organised and ran the IFK competition in Korea, and did all the final preparation for the World Finals of the Global Chef and Hans Bueschkens competition since 2008. In continuing his efforts to improve the industry and as part of his WACS involvement in the region, Dr Stephen has conducted WACS approved courses and has been an instigator in training and working with young chefs.