The center is established in November 24, 2016 at No.18 Truong Dinh Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, with a view to preserving and bringing into play the quintessence of each food and drink of the country while popularizing the Vietnamese cuisine.

 At the unveiling ceremony

According to the organizing panel, the center will focus on studying some typical dishes and drinks of Vietnam, aiming to serve tourism promotion activities. The center will also collect information about the country’s cuisine and drinks, and revive the country’s culinary which has fallen into oblivion; folk culinary festivals; and traditional craft villages. It also promotes culinary  professionalism in Vietnam.

The center will also improve Vietnam’s culinary skills, create favorable conditions for Vietnamese chefs to work in other countries; introduce Vietnamese dishes to foreigners at culinary fairs and exhibitions, and honor outstanding people who have devoted to the country’s gastronomy.

The center is preparing a website in English and Vietnamese to provide information about Vietnam’s gastronomy to locals and foreign tourists. The website is scheduled to open in August.

Translated by Chung Anh