The Okura Prestige Bangkok's 2020 Cooking Competition Is Now Accepting Applications
Promotion: February 17 - March 31, 2020 (Expired)
The Okura Prestige Bangkok hosts its annual cooking competition to support aspiring Thai chefs aged between 18 and 25 by sharing its knowledge of the hospitality industry and offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience to train side-by-side the hotel's master chef, Shigeru Hagiwara, of the award-winning Yamazato Japanese restaurant. Marking the fourth year of the competition, its winner will receive the opportunity to travel to Amsterdam for a training session with yet another award-winning chef, Onno Kokmeijer. The prize, furthermore, includes round trip airfare to Amsterdam, eight nights’ accommodation at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam, lunch and dinner at the hotel’s acclaimed Yamazato and Ciel Bleu restaurants, a day trip in Amsterdam, plus visa arrangements, travel insurance and pocket money.
Looking back at last year's competition, only five contestants were chosen to be trained under master chef Shigeru Hagiwara, and by no means was it a light experience. The chef refined each applicant's basic skills from chopping vegetables to specialised techiques of preparing fish for sashimi. With Japanese savoir-faire and creativity, each young chefs presented their final dish to the judging panel and last year, Kanitta Pongaekkawat won the nine-day trip to Amsterdam.
If you're an ambitious chef between the ages of 18 to 25, don't miss this fabulous opportunity to learn from the greatest and possibly win an all-expenses-paid culinary trip to Amsterdam. Send in your application with supporting documents from now until March 31, 2020. Click here for full competition criteria.
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