The National Chef Team of Germany
The German National Team of Chefs represents the finest culinary art, first-class craftsmanship, team spirit and excellent presentation.
The team, along with its captain Matthias Kleber, participates in all major culinary events including the Culinary Olympics and the World Championships of Chefs. In these events they compete against a world-class league of culinary teams.
WÜSTHOF is the official partner of the German Chef's Association and supplier to the German National Team of Chefs.
Le Cordon Bleu ®
Founded in Paris in 1895, Le Cordon Bleu ® is present in 15 countries with 35 schools. Each year, Le Cordon Bleu faculty trains 20,000 students of more than 70 nationalities. Under the chairmanship of its President and CEO, André Cointreau, Le Cordon Bleu has become one of the most prominent Institution dedicated to culinary, hospitality and tourism education.
In perfect harmony with its principal activity, education, Le Cordon Bleu also offers an exclusive collection of gourmet products and culinary utensils as collection of knives by WÜSTHOF recommended by the School's Master Chefs. These products are aimed to appeal to amateur of fine foods and for those who practise the culinary arts in their everyday life, the Art of Living well. For more information, please visit
James Beard Foundation / New York, USA
Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and nurturing America’s culinary heritage and diversity in order to elevate the appreciation of our culinary excellence. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Today, the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by administering diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, culinary scholarships, and publications, and by maintaining the historic James Beard House in New York City as a "performance space" for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit www.jamesbeard.org.
WÜSTHOF is proud to be a James Beard Foundation House Purveyor.
Culibooks, established in Schilde, Belgium, is a small publishing company of culinary magazines. The most renowned magazine is Culinaire Saisonnier that is published in the Dutch and French language. Besides that other trade magazines published are Pâtisserie & Desserts and KoksKoerier.
The voluminous and luxurious English book Pastry in Europe is published once a year worldwide. This book describes the developments in pâtisserie, chocolaterie and confiserie from all over Europe.
Culinaire Saisonnier has its own exclusive club of French, Belgian and Dutch top restaurants called Les Amis Saisonnier.