Welcome!

News Feed Item

Local Chefs' Keen Passion for the Culinary Arts Will Come to Light at Food&HotelVietnam2013

5th edition of the Vietnam Culinary Challenge will present outstanding food preparation and presentation skills by established and budding chefs

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Jan 18, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - The next edition of Vietnam Culinary Challenge is setting up to bring a spectacular display of outstanding food preparation and artistic presentation. Since its debut in 2006, the event has been firmly entrenched in Vietnam as a prestigious and highly regarded competition for Vietnam's culinary community.

Dedicated to raise the profile of Vietnamese culinary capabilities

Organised by the Saigon Professional Chefs Guild, the Vietnam Culinary Challenge will be staged alongside Food&HotelVietnam2013 (FHV2013), Vietnam's foremost food and hospitality trade event from 24 - 26 April 2013. Vietnamese chefs taking part in this competition will have the opportunity for wide exposure to an international audience.

The Vietnam Culinary Challenge is designed with several key objectives in mind. The first is to raise Vietnam's culinary standards by presenting an opportunity for industry professionals to gain valuable experience through a competitive setting.

An additional aim is to encourage and facilitate the exchange of culinary expertise, knowledge and ideas with peers within the culinary community, and generate greater recognition and promote awareness of Vietnam's culinary capabilities to the regional food and hospitality industry.

Stringent test of creativity, expertise and presentation

These chefs, groomed by a mix of well-established and up-and-coming F&B establishments spread across Vietnam, will compete against peers in a three-day series of cook-offs to be eligible for the coveted title of Grand Champion.

Comprising 13 classes, the competition will test chefs by pitching in the greatest extent of their culinary knowledge and expertise to produce an assorted range of unique, succulent and artistic culinary creations.

Competition classes:

Class 1 Vietnamese Cuisine Challenge
Class 1a Vietnamese Cuisine Display
Class 2 Chinese Cuisine Challenge
Class 3 Hot Cooking: U.S. Chicken (Sponsor: USAPEEC)
Class 4 Hot Cooking: U.S. Beef (Sponsor: USMEF)
Class 5 Hot Cooking: Australia Lamb
Class 6 Fish and/or Seafood
Class 7 Hot Cooking: Pasta (Sponsor: Fonterra)
Class 8 Hot Cooking: Potato Dish (Sponsor: US Potato Board)
Class 9 Plated Food Display: Individual Plated Appetizers
Class 10 - NEW! ANCHOR: Live Dessert Making Competition
Class 11 Fruit and Vegetable Life Carving Competition (Sponsor: Fonterra)
Class 12 - NEW! Fruit and Vegetable Life Carving Display
Class 13 Bread Showpiece (Sponsor: LeSaffre)

International panel of highly-acclaimed judges

The panel of judges will be headed by the competition's Chief Judge, Otto Weibel, a highly respected, Singapore-based WACS Approved Judge who has accumulated a brilliant history of international judging and culinary experience. Renowned in Singapore and internationally, Chef Otto has contributed greatly to the culinary profession. He has built a distinguished culinary reputation for Swissotel the Stamford and Fairmont Singapore, and led many culinary teams to win awards in Singapore and overseas. He now runs a food restaurant consultancy business and travels the world judging international culinary competitions.

Chef Otto's key achievements:

2011 Received Epicure Magazine's Inaugural Excellence Award
2010 Received FTA Hospitality Awards for Excellence as a Humanitarian
2008 Received Personality and Lifetime Award from the International Chef Conference from his native country, Switzerland
2005 Received a special recognition award during the 19th Tourism Awards from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB)
2001 Awarded Swiss Chef of the Year 2001 abroad by Urs Heller of Gault Millau Switzerland
2001 Received The Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Gourmet Summit
1999 Voted Chef Restaurateur of the year by the International Foods Beverage Forum

Other distinguished judges include but not limited to:

- Bui Thi Suong
Vice Chairman of the Saigon Professional Chefs Guild, Chef Suong has immense judging experience with Vietnamese culinary competitions of all levels. A Culinary Arts teacher for over 35 years, she has retired as Head of the SHTC (Ho Chi Minh City Tourism College), and Head of its Culinary Department. She has organised and participated in many Vietnamese culinary promotions to introduce and promote Vietnam culinary art overseas, such as in Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Hong Kong, China, Sri Lanka and USA. Chef Suong was honoured the National Culinary Artisan in 2009 and is author of several Vietnamese cook books.

- Christian Pakura
Chef Christian has learned the chefs' trade in his native Germany and worked in 5-star hotels, restaurants and cruise ships located in the UK, Switzerland, Sweden, USA, Vietnam and now Australia. He has developed a versatility of skills and has specialised in various areas to bring to the table a truly international menu. He aims to develop the young chefs and offers his staff ongoing training.

- Marco P. Brueschweiler
Now based in Thailand, Chef Marco is holder of the Swiss Diploma Master Chef and WACS Global Master Chef titles. He is now the Managing Director of his own business, the Thai Culinary Consultant Co., which advises and consults Restaurant owner and potential investors in there openings, as well supply and recruits Thai cooks all over the world. He also runs a Culinary School in Bangkok specializing in Thai cuisine, and also organises Thai and Swiss food festivals worldwide, and culinary competitions in Bangkok and the Asian region.

- Rick Stephen
Executive Chef for Singapore's SATS Food Solutions and owner of his own restaurant, Chef Stephen has been strongly involved in over many competitions held across the globe, from Chile, Egypt, Germany, to Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. In Asia, Chef Stephen has had the opportunity to visit a number of regions and been involved in chef mentoring to a large brigade of chefs in Singapore, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia and Australia, contributing to the success of a number of these chefs in competitions and in general kitchen work. Since May 2011, Rick was elected to be the Continental Director for Asia under the WACS banner, this encompassed 18 countries with 3 pending memberships.

- Vincent Tan
Chef Tan is Executive Chef at Avani Sepang Gold Coast Resort & Spa in Malaysia. The first winner for The Malaysian Most Outstanding Chef Award, Prime Minister Golden Hand Award and Young Chef of the year Award, Chef Tan was also judged the Best Executive Chef in Ho Chi Minh City in a National fund raising cooking competition in year 2003.

- Yau Kok Kheong (K.K.Yau)
Chef Yau is Executive Chef of Dorsett Regency Hotel Kuala Lumpur. He boasts an impressive career track record; from representing Malaysia in the 2007 International Culinary Cup in Bangkok, Thailand, and FHA Culinary Challenge, Singapore in 2008. He was elected President of the Chefs Association of Malaysia in 2001 and Vice Chairman of the Culinaire Malaysia 2003, Culinaire Malaysia 2005 and Culinaire Malayisa 2007 and Culinaire Malaysia 2009 - a prominent trade and Professional Chef Competition event organised by the Chefs Association of Malaysia and Malaysia Association of Hotel (MAH). Today, Chef Yau remains a much sought-after judge for many domestic and international culinary competitions.

Outstanding recognition for Vietnamese culinary community

In 2011, the Challenge hosted 146 participants with 164 competition entries. The Equatorial Hotel bagged most awards, including the Best Culinary Establishment and Dream Team Challenge, with Nguyen Van Truong Giang taking away the award for Grand Champion.

For more information on Vietnam Culinary Challenge 2013, please visit:
http://www.foodnhotelvietnam.com/about-fhv2013/show-highlights/
http://www.youngchefsclubsgn.com/en-us/competitions.aspx

Entries for the competition are now open. Interested culinary professionals can register their interest by contacting: Annie Tran, [email protected] .

Food&HotelVietnam2013 - Show at a Glance:

Date: 24 - 26 April 2013, Wednesday - Friday
Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC)
799 Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phu Ward, Dist 7.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Opening hours: 0900hrs - 1700hrs
Admission: Business and trade professionals only
Website: www.foodnhotelvietnam.com


About Singapore Exhibition Services (SES)

Singapore Exhibitions Services organises a portfolio of international tradeshows serving the Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle industries. SES events consistently attract a high level of overseas participation with foreign exhibitors accounting for almost 80% of the show floor. SES is a member of Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, a global network with over 50 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sesallworld.com .

Source: Food&HotelVietnam

Contact:
June Seah
PR Manager
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +65 6233 6632
Email: [email protected]




Copyright 2013 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved.

More Stories By ACN Newswire

Copyright 2008 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of ACN Newswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of ACN Newswire. ACN Newswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The Founder of NostaLab and a member of the Google Health Advisory Board, John is a unique combination of strategic thinker, marketer and entrepreneur. His career was built on the "science of advertising" combining strategy, creativity and marketing for industry-leading results. Combined with his ability to communicate complicated scientific concepts in a way that consumers and scientists alike can appreciate, John is a sought-after speaker for conferences on the forefront of healthcare science,...
"We focus on SAP workloads because they are among the most powerful but somewhat challenging workloads out there to take into public cloud," explained Swen Conrad, CEO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"The Striim platform is a full end-to-end streaming integration and analytics platform that is middleware that covers a lot of different use cases," explained Steve Wilkes, Founder and CTO at Striim, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
Your job is mostly boring. Many of the IT operations tasks you perform on a day-to-day basis are repetitive and dull. Utilizing automation can improve your work life, automating away the drudgery and embracing the passion for technology that got you started in the first place. In this presentation, I'll talk about what automation is, and how to approach implementing it in the context of IT Operations. Ned will discuss keys to success in the long term and include practical real-world examples. Ge...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
"NetApp's vision is how we help organizations manage data - delivering the right data in the right place, in the right time, to the people who need it, and doing it agnostic to what the platform is," explained Josh Atwell, Developer Advocate for NetApp, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it's important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. "Fly two mistakes high" is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Le...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
"Our strategy is to focus on the hyperscale providers - AWS, Azure, and Google. Over the last year we saw that a lot of developers need to learn how to do their job in the cloud and we see this DevOps movement that we are catering to with our content," stated Alessandro Fasan, Head of Global Sales at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...