Organizers of the cooking challenge Young Chef Cup 2011 awarded gold medals and certificates of recognition to rookie chefs who impressed judges with their outstanding cooking skills and presentation.
Young chefs shine in cooking challenge
By Binh Nguyen in HCMC
Jury members Norbert Ehrbar (L) and Vincent Tan (R) pose with Young Chef Cup 2011 winners at the Rex Hotel in District 1 - Photo: Binh Nguyen Organizers of the cooking challenge Young Chef Cup 2011 awarded gold medals and certificates of recognition to rookie chefs who impressed judges with their outstanding cooking skills and presentation.
The jury honored Si Kha Du for excellent cooking and presentation of both poultry and pizza dishes, Ngo Kim Long for seafood, Kim Van Dung for pizza, Tran Xuan Huong for hot lamb and Nguyen Quoc Lam for hot fish at a ceremony in the Rex Hotel in downtown HCMC last Friday.
The gold medalists defeated young chefs from hotels and restaurants all over Vietnam at the three-day competition, organized by Mon Ngon Viet Nam (Delicious Vietnamese Dish) magazine, the Saigon Professional Chef’s Guide and the Saigon Young Chefs Club in HCMC. The event also aimed to promote Vietnamese cuisine.
Vo Quoc, marketing director of Mon Ngon Viet Nam and jury member, said the Saigon Professional Chef’s Guide (SPC) would provide the winners with courses to help them sharpen up their cooking and presentation skills in preparation for international competitions.
Quoc added that the winning chefs would represent the young chefs club at competitions hosted by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS).
SPC vice-chairman Norbert Ehrbar commented, that although some contestants came up short, it was good training for them to improve their skills and experience for future competitions.
Ehrbar told the Daily after the ceremony that an international cooking competition would take place in HCMC in September for Vietnamese and foreign chefs of hotels and restaurants in the country.
A dozen chefs and food experts from all over the world will judge at the competition.