With the theme “Huong vi que nha - Hanh trinh gia vi Viet” (Homeland tastes - Journey of Vietnamese Spices), the contest is taking place in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang, with the qualifying round from June 7 to September 29.
The semi-final rounds in the north and in the south are scheduled to take place in Hanoi on October 11-12 and Ho Chi Minh City on October 25-27, respectively. The final round will be held in Ho Chi Minh City on December 6-7.
Co-organised by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Binh Duong-based Minh Long I Company and the Business Support Academy, the cooking contest aims to seek talented chiefs who can create world-class Vietnamese dishes from each region across the country.
The total prize this year will exceed US$135,000.