• Welcome to The Hoi An International Food Festival 2017
  • 12 Countries and 12 International Chefs
  • Showcasing International dishes made with local produce

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ABOUT

Following the success of the 2016 event, the second Hoi An International Food Festival will take place from 20-26th March 2017. For one week Hoi An will once again be transformed into a truly international  culinary destination. Twelve International Chefs will bring their countries respective cuisines and culture for visitors to explore. The event takes place at the An Hoi Sculpture Garden on Nguyen Phuc Chu every evening from 5pm.

 

The chefs will be recreating their traditional dishes, showcasing the finest locally sourced Vietnamese ingredients. The festival will give visitors the opportunity to try food from around the world while enjoying a festival atmosphere. We are fortunate to be able to welcome back some of the chefs from the 2016 event as well as new participants from around the world.

 

The event launches with a cocktail evening prior to the the first official day, and closes with an International Street party in Nguyen Thai Hoc and an Awards Ceremony taking place at Hoi Hoi Sculpture Garden.

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FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

With 12 International chefs representing 12 countries and 12 themed restaurants, The Hoi An International Food Festival will be the first of its kind food festival in Vietnam, celebrating global food and the finest locally sourced ingredients.

PRESS
EVENT

24 FEBRUARY 2017, 2-5pm

Prior to the Festival, there will be an invitation only Press/Media Event to be held at Vy's Market Restaurant & Cooking School. Invited guests will include journalists, media, Government representatives, representatives of participating restaurants and sponsors. The aim of this event is to introduce the Festival, explaining the scope, programme and goals. Ms Vy, Chairperson of Hoi An Culinary Events, will give a welcoming speech and the visiting chefs will be introduced. A Q&A session will follow, before refreshments and photo opportunities.

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Taste the World Taste The World!

DAY

1

MARCH 20 2017

On the first day, prior to the public event, the chefs and participating restaurants will be welcomed to the stage at An Hoi Sculpture Garden. They will then be invited to experience a 'Taste the World Workshop' cooking demonstration by Ms Vy. Intended as a culinary and cultural exchange, Ms Vy will introduce Vietnamese culture and food - its history, ethos and medicinal benefits. Thomas Gugler - the Chief of Chefs will then introduce the team of invited chefs to the Media. The chefs will then create their signature dishes and have the opportunity to discuss the dishes with members of the media.

DAY

2

MARCH 21 2017

19:00 to 22:00:

On the second day, the Chairman's cocktail will host a cocktail evening for the visiting chefs, sponsors, senior executives of the larger resorts in the region, and members of the press/media*.

The chefs will prepare their signature dishes for sampling.

Limited tickets will be made available to the general public for this Chairman's cocktail event. Contact us for details.

Five days of events open to the public. Every evening,  An Hoi Sculpture Garden will be home to 12 stalls, decorated and themed to the 12 countries of the participating chefs. The chefs will prepare traditional dishes from their respective countries.

DAY

3

MARCH 22 2017

17:00 to 22:00:

The event opens to the public with an Opening Ceremony at An Hoi Sculpture Garden where guest chefs will be introduced to the culture of Hoi An. Participating restaurants will each occupy one stall and the respective guest chefs will create one hot dish. Ticket coupons will be available to purchase dishes at any of the stalls (60.000vnd each).

DAY

4

MARCH 23 2017

17:00 to 22:00:

Daily event open at the An Hoi Sculpture Garden. Special "The Big Cook" event to be held.

DAY

5

MARCH 24 2017

17:00 to 22:00:

Daily event open at the An Hoi Sculpture Garden. Special "The Big Cook" event to be held.

DAY

6

MARCH 25 2017

17:00 to 22:00:

Daily event open at the An Hoi Sculpture Garden. Special "The Big Cook" event to be held.

DAY

7

MARCH 26 2017

17:00 to 22:00:

The final day will consist the Closing Ceremony, with an awards ceremony for chefs and participating restaurants presented by the Hoi An People's Committee. This will be followed by the closing dance party at the sculpture garden, lights and music.

MEET THE CHEFS

12 renowned international chefs bringing their food and culture to Hoi An.

ONNI TAPIO LAINE

Expect the best of Finland from Chef Onni Tapio Laine.

VICTOR BELYAEV

Victor Belyaev brings the flavours of Russia.

TONY CHANG

From Taiwan, China, Tony Chang will recreate famous Taiwanese dishes.

HILMAR B. JONSSON

A true taste of the USA will be brought by Hilmar B. Jonsson..

GEORGE MASTRODIMITRIS

Representing Greece, George will be recreating some of Greece's most loved dishes.

ANIL GROVER

Anil will introduce you to a fine selection of spicy Indian dishes.

GERT KLÖTZKE

Representing Sweden, Gert will showcase some of Sweden's most well-known dishes.

IZTOK LEGAT

From Slovenia, we are delighted to host the renowned Iztok Legat.

UWE MICHEEL

Chef Uwe will present some traditional German delights.

ALAN PAYEN

Alan will bring the exotic flavours of Mauritius.

DIMUTHU KUMARASINGHE

Chef Dimuthu brings some Sri Lankan spice!

K K YAU

The Malaysian chef will bring his exciting cuisine.

OUR PROUD SPONSORS

WE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE  ALL THE SPONSORS WHO HELPED MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE

WE ALSO WISH TO THANK THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS AND COMPANIES WHO HELPED MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE

World Association of Chef Societies sponsor Vy's Market Restaurant & Cooking School is proud to host the visiting chefs for the Hoi An International Food Festival
happyK solutions sponsor House of Hoi An, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Celliers d'Asie sponsor Maison Vy Hotel sponsor
Red Apron sponsor
Hoi An International Food Festival 2016 is proud to be cooperating with Duy Tan University.

MEDIA COLLABORATOR

MEDIA PARTNERS

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

For further details regarding sponsorship packages, the event programme or other information, please send a message using the form opposite.

 

 

ADDRESS:
106 Nguyen Thai Hoc St.

Minh An

Hoi An

Quang Nam

Viet Nam

 

PHONE: +84 91 4467879

Email: marketing@hoianiff.com; haiff.vn@gmail.com

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THE HOI AN INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL 2017

Hoi An Culinary Events

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

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    TRINH DIEM VY

    Chairperson

    Trinh Diem Vy is one of Vietnam’s most recognised restaurateurs and chefs. Born and raised in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An, Ms Vy is a third generation cook whose family recipes have garnered recognition throughout the country. Truly impassioned by food, Ms Vy has also played an important role in keeping traditional recipes alive. Her Hoi An restaurants, Mermaid, Cargo Club, Morning Glory, The Market Restaurant and Cooking School, and Vy's Kitchen & Deli, are famous both in Vietnam and abroad.

     

    in 2011 she published her first cookbook - Taste Vietnam - which has sold over 20,000 copies. In 2015, she opened her first overseas restaurant - House of Hoi An, in Melbourne, Australia.    www.tastevietnam.asia

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    HAPPY HAPUGASDENIYA

    Founder & CEO

    Sri Lankan born Keerthi Hapugasdeniya (better known as happyK) graduated and started his career in Colombo before moving to Switzerland and then Australia. A word class, award winning Chef, happyK is the managing director of happyK solutions and is one of the leading service providers to the Airline and hospitality industry. He is also a TV personality with a cooking show in Australia  and conducts many culinary events in the region.

     

    happyK has represented Australia at the Culinary World Cup and the Culinary Olympics (winning prestigious awards including individual gold medals). He masterminded the Guinness World Record for the "World's Longest Spring Roll"  in Da Nang City in  2014, and organised the "World's Largest Tea Party" in Sri Lanka in 2015. happK has over 3 decades of experience in the culinary field and  is a food writer and founder of several culinary/hospitality and Airline related organisations.    www.happyK.com.au

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    CHEF THOMAS GUGLER

    Chief of Chefs

    Thomas is president of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS). As well as being a member of numerous other professinal culinary bodies globally, Thomas has achieved world reknown, winning over 178 international awards, medals and token appreciations, appearing in numerous TV shows, writing many cook books, and hosting many culinary master classes around the world. He has Lived in 13 Countries and speaks 9 languages fluently.

     

    His aim is to further the skills of young talented chefs globally and to boost the industry towards professionalism in terms of quality aspects. Thomas loves to cook, is passionate about food & beverage, and traveling to experience other cultures and cuisines.

     

    For a more complete list of achievements read more.

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