Hoi An recognised as Vietnam’s food capital

Nga Do
The World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) has recognised Hoi An city, Quang Nam province, as one of Vietnam’s food capitals.

This information was announced by Hoi An municipal People’s Committee recently at a press conference on the second Hoi An International Food Festival (HAIFF). The festival will take place from March 22-26 with the participation of 12 international chefs from the World Association of Chefs. 

The list of 12 cordon bleu chefs includes many influence ones such as chef Viktor Belyaev (Russia) who worked for a total of 30 years in the Kremlin, cooking for leaders and high-profile politicians from various countries, chef Gert Klötzke (Sweden), Committee member for the Nobel Prize Banquet and chef Dr. T Publis Silva (Sri Lanka), who entered the Guinness Book of records by cooking the largest and longest Kiribath and launched The Royal Meals of the Last King of Sri Lanka, the world's smallest cookbook.

At the opening ceremony of HAIFF on March 22, 2017, Thomas Andeas Gugler, festival founder and president of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) officially awards certificate of honors to Hoi An as one of Vietnam food capitals. 

This event marks a significant milestone for Hoi An’s cuisine and tourism promotion to the world. In 2016, the first Hoi An International Food Festival (HAIFF) was held with the participation of 12 international chefs from World Association of Chefs. 

They specially prepared their countries food at Hoi An's best restaurants by recreating their signature dishes with Vietnamese ingredients. Recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, Hoi An is seen as a capital of culinary arts and cuisine, featuring thousands of Vietnamese dishes.

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