|Dishing diversity: A chef of the Village de Chefs conducts a cooking class in Paris. More than 20 chefs from around the world will converge in Ha Noi in early November for four days of sharing with culinary professionals and students as well as the public. — Photo courtesy of Village de Chefs
HA NOI (VNS) — More than 20 chefs and pastry chefs from around the world will converge in Ha Noi in early November for four days to share their skills with fellow professionals, students and the public.
This is the third edition of the Village de Chefs, a non-profit association that gathers Francophone chefs and pastry chefs from around the world, following the success of the first in Paris in 2011 and the second in Florida in 2013.
The highlight of the event will be a gala dinner where each chef will present creations made using local ingredients from the region or country they come from.
Flavours and specialities from Viet Nam, Mexico, Hong Kong, Japan, Morocco, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Trinidad and Tobago, the US and Mauritius will be featured at the event.
Set to take place on November 10 in the gardens of the French Embassy in Ha Noi, the sit-down dinner is open to the public, with 250 tickets priced at VND700,000 to go on sale next week. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Hoa Sua Tourism School in Ha Noi.
According to Chef Didier Corlou, co-founder and current president of Village de Chefs, the association sets an objective for its members to share their culinary experiences from the land where they live and work. This can include culture, new products, unique ingredients and rare spices that influence their styles of French cuisine and inspire their creativity.
"These culinary skills and passion aren't only transmitted to each member of the association but also to the local younger generation in order to make them developed and alive forever," said Corlou, who has lived in Viet Nam for over 26 years.
To follow this principle, the chefs will visit the Hoa Sua Tourism School in Ha Noi to share their knowledge and experience with students.
Students will also help the chefs prepare their dishes for the gala dinner in order to learn from their culinary passion and skills. The top student will be chosen to attend the next Village de Chefs, expected to take place in Benelux in 2017.
During the convergence in Ha Noi, the chefs will also conduct cooking classes at hotels which are under the management of the AccorHotels, including Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Pullman Hanoi, Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi and Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel.
After Ha Noi, a smaller group of the chefs will fly to HCM City to work with students at the Saigontourist Hospitality College.
For ticket information, contact verticale@ didiercorlou.com. — VNS