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National Food Institute Promotes Thai Cuisine and Ingredients as part of 'Kitchen of the World' Campaign; 2nd Thailand Culinary World Challenge, Aug1-3 Central Chidlom BKK Thailand

BANGKOK, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Food Institute (NFI) under the Ministry of Industry is to hold the 2nd Thailand Culinary World Challenge 2014. The winner will receive the H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn trophy and $17,500 in prize money. The competition is sponsored by Bangkok Bank, Central Chidlom, Foodstylist magazine, the Thai Chef's Association and associated organizations. The competition is aimed at promoting the use of Thai ingredients in the preparation of Thai and international dishes. So far, chefs from more than 10 countries have signed up for the competition.

The contest is one of the activities aimed at promoting the development of Thailand's food industry, in line with efforts to make Thailand the 'Kitchen of the World'. Members of the general public are invited to join the event, take part in various activities and taste a wide variety of foods made by standards-compliant food producers. Highlights will include 60 menu items -- all of which will cost only 60 baht each -- created by renowned chefs. The proceeds of the food sales will go to the Ramathibodi Foundation under the Royal Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. There will also be an exhibition of 60 innovative food items inspired by Thai folk wisdom and a cooking showcase under the project 'Thailand Food Forward' by National food Institute. The competition will be held from 3pm to 9pm on August 1-3, 2014, Central Chidlom's Morakot Parking Lot.

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SOURCE The National Food Institute (NFI)

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