The 4th Chiec Thia Vang (Golden Spoon) cooking competition has been kicked off in the southern province of Binh Duong on May 26.
The contest is co-organized by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Binh Duong-based Minh Long I Company.
The qualifying rounds of the contest will take place in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang from June 7-September 29. The semi-final rounds will be held in Hanoi on October 11-12 and Ho Chi Minh City on October 25-27.
“Chef of the Century” Eckart Witzigmann will join in the jury for the final round in Ho Chi Minh City on December 6-7.
This year’s event themed “Huong vi que nha - Hanh trinh gia vi Viet” (Homeland tastes - Journey of Vietnamese Spices) aims to find the country’s talented chefs and best Vietnamese dishes.
The highest winner will get a cash prize of VND1 billion. The total prize this year will exceed 3 billion VND (135,000 USD).