Within the framework of the exhibition activities Food & Hotel Vietnam takes place every 2 years, Vietnam Culinary Challenge is a large scale with the jury’s team of prestigious chefs, experiences from different countries.
Over 4 times organization with international qualifications recognized, the contest has become a prestigious competition, have great appeal in the industry, creating opportunities for career progression for the talented young chefs.
2013, with the aim of paving the way for raising qualification of processed Vietnam food as well as opportunities for chefs develop their creativity, the Saigon Professional Chefs Guild continue to organize the 5th Vietnam Culinary Challenge with 12 classes, the competition drew nearly 140 contestants from 50 different businesses in the areas of food industry, restaurants and hotels in Ho Chi Minh City and provinces. After 3 days of the competition, the organizing committee has awarded 10 gold medals, 23 silver medals, 47 bronze medals, 42 diplomas and 11 certificates award winner on food hygiene and safety, Vietnamese cuisine, Hot cooking, …. for the excellence individual and collective.
The result of the 5th Vietnam Culinary Challenge:
* Grand Champion Mr. Nguyen Van Truong Giang – Equatorial Hotel
(Gold medal with highest points in Class 1a – Vietnamese Cuisine Display
Silver medal in Class 1 – Vietnamese Cuisine
Bronze medal in Class 8 – Hot cooking US Potato)
* Vietnamese Cuisine Champion Mrs. Tran Thi Lan Anh – First Hotel
(Gold medal with highest points in Class 1 – Vietnamese Cuisine)
* Hot Cooking Champion Mr. Vo Sang – Equatorial Hotel
(Gold medal with the highest point in hot cooking Class 3 – Hot cooking US Chicken)
* Food Safety & Hygient Mr. Le Nguyen Minh Tan – Equatorial Hotel (1st day)
Mr. Vo Sang – Equatorial Hotel (2nd day)
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Cuong – Song Be Golf (3rd day)
* Class Live Desert Making
First prize Mr. Nguyen Huu Thieu – Kinh Do Bakery (The North)
Second prize Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Van – Tiny World
Third prize Ms. Tran Thao Doan Phuong – Equatorial Hotel
* Best Culinary Establishment Equatorial Hotel
The Saigon Professional Chefs Guild give big thanks to the sponsors: US Meat Federation, US Poultry & Eggs Export Council, US Potato Board, MLA Company, Fonterra, Equatorial Hotel and many other sponsors to support us make a successful competition.