2016 Golden Spoon Cooking contest launched

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).

By Hai Ha – Translated by Kim Khanh

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