Shaun Smith is co-Principal of The Fusion Cooking School, and prior to covid was Chef Patron of Fusion World Food Café and Fusion French Café and Bakery in Durban. Shaun co-founded the South African Culinary and Hospitality Educators Forum (SACHEF). Shaun also co-founded the Africa Chefs Alliance/Alliance des Chefs Africains (ACA) as a multinational alliance of Chef Associations throughout Africa. Shaun is currently the Skill Competition Manager (SCM) for the WorldSkills Shanghai (2022) competition, and was previously the WorldSkills Chief Expert, and the Deputy-Chief Expert prior to that. Shaun sits on the National Board of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs as the South African Conseiller Culinaire and is a member of the International Advisory Board for the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Jeune Chefs Rôtisseurs (JCR) competition. Shaun is the author of the culinary textbook The South African Professional Chef used by over 30 schools throughout South Africa for the QCTO Chef qualification.