“Vao Bep Kieu Y” Contest

20/04 - 22/05/2021


Italian cultures, especially Italian cuisine, has become more and more attached to the Vietnamese daily life. With that in mind, the idea of “Vào bếp kiểu Ý” contest (Italian Cuisine – Italian Style) comes up as a way to promote the Italian culture, to help communicate the beauty of the two cultures  and build strong relation between Vietnam and Italy. At the same time, the contest creates a cooperative space for cooks and food-enthusiasts to gather and share their love for cuisine.

After three years of constant success with more than 10 events promoting the Italian cuisine in Vietnam, through this contest, ICHAM hopes to deliver a new sensational, much more intriguing experience.

Who can join the contest?

  • Everyone of age 18 and above
  • Currently working and residing in Hanoi
  • Profound interests in gastronomy and in-depth knowledge of cooking, experience with Italian cuisine is a plus point

What are the timeline of the contest?

  • 8:35 AM — 11:45 AM
    Casa Italia
    20/04 - Press Conference of True Italian Taste Project 2021
  • 8:35 AM
    20/04 - Open link for registration
    Candidates fill in the registration form as requested by the Organizer. The registration form includes: - Personal Information - Questions regards the Italian cuisine. The organizer will select 20 qualified contestants based on their knowledge of cooking as well as Italian cuisine.
  • 11:59 PM
    26/04 - Close registration link
  • 11:59 PM
    30/04 - Result of Qualifying Round
  • 6:00 PM — 8:30 PM
    Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
    05/05 - Pasta Masterclass
    20 contestants will be invited to attend a Pasta Masterclass and receive instruction from a 5* Italian Chef. The Organizer announce the format of the Semi-Final. Candidates will draw the dish to be cooked and receive the ingredients package prepared by the Organizer to complete the Semi-Final at home. The result submission includes: - 01 video (no more than 03 minutes) in which contestants introduce the dish, share the recipes and feelings. - Photos of the dish (all steps and results). Contestants post the result on their personal Facebook page, tag @ICHAM Vietnam and hashtag #VaobepkieuY, #TrueItalianTaste
  • 11:59 PM
    11/05 - Deadline for submission
    The Organizer will stop receiving result submission from contestants.
  • 10:00 AM — 10:05 AM
    15/05 - Result of Semi-Final Round
    From 20 contestants, the Judges will choose top 5 performances to enter The Finale.
  • 12:00 AM
    05 contestants watch and learn from instructive video on how to prepare an authentic Italian menu set. 05 contestants draw lots to determine the dish he/she needs to prepare for the Finale and choose relevant ingredients.
  • 4:00 PM — 7:30 PM
    Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
    22/05 - The Finale Authentic Italian Menu
    The 5 finalists will take part in a live cooking show known as “The Authentic Italian Table”, joined by chefs, Food Bloggers, journalists and businessmen. Each finalist will prepare the dish previously determined through lots drawing, using the ingredients that the organizer prepares to complete a full set of Italian menu. The Board of Judges will directly select the best candidate with the most visually attractive, splendid quality and highest Italian authenticity and announce him/her the winner.

What are the prizes of the contest?

Who are the sponsors?

Ly Gia Vien Co., Ltd.

LÝ GIA VIÊN COMPANY LIMITED is an import & exclusive distributor in the food & beverage industry with more than 10 years of experience. We aim to bring the most advanced solutions for medium and large enterprises – from the best machines and equipments, to high quality food and cooking ingredients. Our product is an offer of harmonious blend between traditions and innovation that can help business archiving their goals.

We believe that Food is not only a means of survival, but rather an inspiration that lets you make positive changes and enrich your every experiences.

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Casa Rinaldi

Casa Rinaldi is born from the passion for the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and takes its name from the building of 1888 housing in his attic the old vinegar factory of the Rinaldi family, a place where time seems to stand still, here in several batteries and forty antique and valuable barrels slowly takes life the precious black gold of Modena is known throughout the world. Today Casa Rinaldi is a modern company that counts three locations in Italy, one in Florence (Tuscany) specializing in the bottling of extra virgin olive oil, and five abroad with a total turnover of 52 million euro…

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Malthop VN was founded in 2007 and is now one of the leading companies in the wine industry in Vietnam. The company specializes in importing different kinds of champagnes and wines from Italy, France, Spain, Chile, USA, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa etc., beers from Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Holland,… Malthop VN/WINECELLAR.vn is a reliable partner in importing and distributing premium wines, beers & spirits to all customers over the country. With over a collection of 1000 products including fine wines, beer and wine accessories, a professional consultant team and a system of 8 wine boutiques available in Ha Noi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh city, Malthop VN/WINCELLAR.vn offers the best wines, beers and significant wine accessories to customers all over Vietnam.

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Who are in the Board of Judges?

How to participate?

Click the below button and fill in the registration form before April 26!!!

Contact Information

Should you have any inquiries or need more information, please contact us via email officer3@icham.org (Ms. Ly) or call (+84) 24 3824 5997

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