14:37 | 13/10/2017 Society
The Vietnam Cuisine Culture Association made its official debut and held its first congress for the 2017-20202 term, in Ho Chi Minh City, on October 11, with the mission of preserving and developing Vietnamese gastronomy and promoting it to the world.
|At the congress, the association selects an executive board with 33 members - Photo: dantri.com.vn|
The association plans to build a number of food museums, establish cooking schools and hold promotional programmes, both at home and abroad, towards the goal of developing Vietnamese culinary culture into a national brand name.
It will also work to verify the suppliers of safe food and introduce them to consumers.
The association’s mission is expected to contribute greatly to tourism, as restaurants and related services account for 70% of the sector’s total revenue.
Lauding the association’s target, Nguyen Van Tuan, Director General of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, said that it is crucial to develop cuisine culture into an outstanding tourism product of Vietnam and the association should help to introduce Vietnamese food to international visitors, he added.
At the congress, the association selected an executive board with 33 members. Nguyen Quoc Ky, General Director of Vietravel was elected as chairman of the association for the 2017-2022 tenure.