2016 Golden Spoon Cooking contest launched
Update: May 30, 2016
The 4th Chiec Thia Vang (Golden Spoon) cooking competition has been kicked off in the Southern province of Binh Duong on May 26.

(Source: goldenspoonawards.com)

The contest is co-organized by the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism, the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Binh Duong-based Minh Long I Company.

The qualifying rounds of the contest will take place in Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang from June 7-September 29. The semi-final rounds will be held in Ha Noi on October 11-12 and Ho Chi Minh City on October 25-27.

“Chef of the Century” Eckart Witzigmann will join in the jury for the final round in Ho Chi Minh City on December 6-7.

This year’s event themed “Huong vi que nha - Hanh trinh gia vi Viet” (Homeland tastes - Journey of Vietnamese spices) aims to find the country’s talented chefs and best Vietnamese dishes.

The highest winner will get a cash prize of VND1 billion. The total prize this year will exceed 3 billion VND (135,000 USD).