2022 FHA Culinary Challenge

A culinary showdown amongst best-of-class chefs in a series of thematic challenges.

Home » 2022 FHA Culinary Challenge

In association with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WorldChefs), supported by the Singapore Chefs’ Association (SCA) and regional chefs’ associations, the FHA Culinary Challenge (FCC) is the arena for culinary talents from around the world to display their gastronomic skills and be accredited by a panel of internationally acclaimed judges recognised by WorldChefs.
FCC – Culinary Categories will kick off the programme at FHA-Food & Beverage from 5 to 8 September 2022. At FHA-HoReCa held from 25 to 28 October 2022, the FCC – Patisserie Categories will take place featuring Practical Cake Decoration alongside other dessert and pastry activities.

2022 Competition Schedule

FCC Culinary Schedule
FCC – Patisserie Schedule
FCC – Patisserie Result

Competition Overview

Rules & Regulations


  • Individual Challenge

Culinary Art Display

  • Class 1 – Plated Dishest
  • Class 2 – Tapas / Finger Food

Practical Hot Cooking

  • Class 3 – Main Course Meat / Poultry / Game
  • Class 4 – Main Course Fish / Seafood
  • Class 5 – Main Course East Meets West Cuisine
  • Class 6 – Vegetarian

Team Challenge

  • Class 7 – Apprentice Team Challenge


  • Individual Challenge

Patisserie Practical

  • Class 8 – Practical Cake Decoration

Patisserie Art Display

  • Class 9 – Themed Cake
  • Class 10 – Plated Desserts
  • Class 11 – Petits Fours or Pralines
  • Class 12 – Pastry Showpiece
  • Class 13 – Artistic Sculpture


Chef Otto Weibel

Head Judge, FHA Culinary Challenge 2022

Chef Otto Weibel is one of the most respected veterans in Singapore food and beverage industry. He was the President of the Singapore Chefs’ Association (SCA) since 1990 and continues to serve as the Honorary President Mentor of SCA from 2005 till now.
As the honourary life member and approved judge of the World Association of Chefs’Societies, Chef Weibel has been the Chief Judge of various local and international culinary competitions that took place in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, Dubai and many more countries. His culinary expertise has also won him many awards, among them are Awards of Excellence, SCA 1999, Chef Restaurateur of the Year, International Foods Beverage Forum, 1999, Lifetime Achievement Award, World Gourmet Summit, Singapore, 2001 and Gold Medal of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Paris, 2003.

Dr Rick Stephen CMC HON Youngsan University

Chairman, Culinary Competition Committee,
World Association of Chefs’ Societies

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.