VOV.VN - Vietnam remains the United States’ eighth largest export market for agricultural products and foodstuffs, said Benjamin Petlock, senior agricultural attaché of the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.
The US trade official made the statement during a ceremony held on April 25 to mark the 17th anniversary of co-operation between the Saigon Professional Chefs Association under the HCM City Tourism Association (HTA) and the American Farm Bureau Federation.
He said the US is implementing the ‘United Tastes' programme on social networks such as Facebook and YouTube in order to introduce various recipes and culinary ideas of the US, and Vietnamese chefs have made a great contribution to bringing those ideas to life.
During the event, representatives from HTA highlighted the effective co-operation between the Saigon Professional Chefs Association and the American Farm Bureau Federation in helping local chefs seize upon the opportunities to experience and gain greater access to safe and abundant food sources from the US.
The American Farm Bureau Federation has made an array of significant contribution to the development of the Vietnamese food and beverage industry (F&B), particularly as it has become one of the main sponsors for many events and culinary contests, according to HTA representatives.
These moves have subsequently helped local chefs to have the opportunity to share and gain greater experience in order to become real chefs.
Currently, there is a huge diversity of American agricultural products on offer in the Vietnamese market, including beans, pork, beef, chicken, milk, dairy products, and seafood.