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Binh Duong to host final round of cooking contest

Update: January, 15/2014 - 08:23
Fifteen outstanding teams of chefs will head to Binh Duong Province's Minh Sang Plaza to compete in the final round of the Chiec thia vang (Golden Spoon) contest tomorrow.— Photo binhduong

BINH DUONG (VNS) — Fifteen outstanding teams of chefs will head to Binh Duong Province's Minh Sang Plaza to compete in the final round of the Chiec thia vang (Golden Spoon) contest tomorrow.

Contestants will create a set menu with a starter, two main courses and a dessert using ingredients given to them.

The winner will have an opportunity to win VND1 billion (US$47,370) in cash and a trophy as well as become the face for a series of activities to promote the country's culinary tourism along with the Ly's Horeca brand of the porcelain maker Minh Long.

Chosen from a total of 140 teams of chefs working in restaurants around Viet Nam, the finalists with three members each are from Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Da Nang, Phu Yen, Kon Tum, Dong Nai, Vung Tau, HCM City, Can Tho, Dong Thap, and Kien Giang.

The competition, the first of its kind the country, aims to honour professional chefs who have conducted research about nutrition and introduced Vietnamese specialties and healthy dishes to tourists, said Ly Huy Sang, deputy general director of Minh Long I Company.

It is jointly organised by the HCM City Tourism Association, the Business Studies and Assistance Centre and Binh Duong-based Minh Long I Company. — VNS

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