|2-A team from Da Nang's Phuong Dong Hotel cook their dishes at the Golden Spoon Awards yesterday. — VNS Photos Cong Thanh
DA NANG (VNS) — The central city will host the central and north-central region qualifiers for the annual Golden Spoon Awards today and tomorrow (August 4 and 5) at the Golden Phoenix Conference Centre.
The event organising committee said 51 top chefs from 17 teams in Quang Binh, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam and Da Nang will compete in the biggest cooking contest in the country.
Competitors will take two hours to cook and present a description for the preparation to the event's jury.
Teams will receive financial support for securing food ingredients and transporting these.
Organisers said competitors had competed in the qualifiers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta in Can Tho City; HCM City and East Southern region in HCM City and South Central and Central Highlands region in Nha Trang between June and July.
As scheduled, Lao Cai City and Ha Noi will host the Northwest region and the Red River Delta and Ha Noi on August 25-26 and September 15-19, respectively.
The best 15 teams will qualify for final round in Binh Duong province on December 2.
The winners will walk away with a cash-prize of VND500 million (US$23,800) and a gift valued at VND500 million (US$23,800).
Four runners-up will bag VND50 million ($2,300) and a gift worth VND50 million ($2,300) each. — VNS