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Veteran chefs train younger peers in the gourmet arts

Update: March, 30/2013 - 08:12

HA NOI (VNS)— Talented young Vietnamese chefs will receive intensive training from veteran chefs of the Viet Nam Association of the Disciples of Auguste Escoffier to develop their skills.

The training will enable them to compete in cooking contests hosted by the International Association of Disciples of Auguste Escoffier, a non-profit organisation of more than 20,000 veteran chefs and epicureans from all over the world.

According to Viet Nam Escoffier Association head Didier Corlou, who has a great passion for Vietnamese cuisine and has spent the past decades creating innovative Vietnamese dishes with a French twist, the young chefs would be able to use this experience when they compete with other chefs from all over the world.

"In addition, the introduction of Vietnamese chefs in international cooking contests will also help to promote Vietnamese cuisine," he said.

Founded in 2009, the Viet Nam Escoffier Association has sent local chefs to two Escoffier contests, with one chef being crown at the Disciples Escoffier Asia Young Hope Contest in 2011 in Shanghai.

The association has more than 40 members who enjoy the same passion for food and sharing their experience with younger generations of chefs. — VNS


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