The competition attracted 26 Asian chefs, including four representatives from Vietnam.

Doi Thi Ngoc Diep, a lecturer at CHM International Academy in Ho Chi Minh City, won first prize, while her teammate Vo Quoc Viet of MENAS Company Limited was awarded for the best appetizer and the best chef in the kitchen.

This is the second time APOT has been held in Da Nang since its first edition in 2014. The competition offers chefs a chance to showcase their culinary creativity, helping food service providers find suitable and high-quality inflight meals.

The judging panel consists of renowned Asian chefs and representatives from airlines, resorts, hotels, and restaurants. They are led by Thomas Gugler, president of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS).

APOT is a non-profit organization that aims to foster collaboration, knowledge sharing, and advancement in the aviation and related industries in the Asia-Pacific region.

For the past decade, APOT has been organizing annual events and forums that bring together industry leaders and experts to drive growth in the sector.