The Vietnam Cuisine Culture Association made its official debut and held its first congress for the 2017-2022 term in Ho Chi Minh City on October 11.
The association aims to discover, preserve and develop Vietnamese gastronomy to be a national brand and asset by 2020, and to build cuisine museums and hubs in Vietnam.
Besides, the association has planned to organize a number of activities and events to enhance the values of the Vietnamese cuisine culture such as: opening cooking schools, holding promotion programs both at home and abroad.
Promoting the Vietnamese cuisine culture to be a national brand will make a great contribution to the country's economy, especially the tourism industry, as the catering sector and supporting services account for 70% of the tourism industry's revenue.
The Vietnam Cuisine Culture Association currently has over 300 members, including researchers, artisans, businessmen and companies operating in the cuisine and tourism industries.
Mr. Nguyen Quoc Ky, General Director of Vietravel has been elected as chairman of the association for the 2017-2022 term. By An Nhien