The ‘Glorifying Vietnamese Cuisine Culture’ festival is organized to celebrate International Chefs’ Day on October 20 and to honor chefs and the art of cooking. The three-day festival is jointly hosted by the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association, the Saigon Professional Chefs Guild, and the Vietnam Culinary Conservation, Research, and Development Center, and is expected to attract 50,000 visitors.

The festival will showcase 120 booths featuring a variety of delicacies to satisfy both residents and visitors.

During a press briefing on Tuesday, Nguyen Thi Khanh, chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association, emphasized that the festival aims to honor future generations of chefs and those with outstanding achievements in the culinary field. It also aims to inspire young people and women to pursue their passion for cooking.

One of the highlights of the festival is the introduction of the first food map of Vietnam, which includes 126 typical dishes from all 63 provinces and cities. This surpasses the previous record of a food map with 63 dishes. The food map will be created by hundreds of chefs who will actively participate in the festival.

In addition to showcasing the culinary diversity of Vietnam, the festival will also feature various programs such as cooking shows, cooking classes, and music performances.

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