KOTO trainees Nguyen Hong Quan from class of K27 and Nguyen Phuong Dieu K25 from KOTO Hanoi Team have taken out the inaugural 2017 Taste of Australia Culinary Competition, winning the major prize of a week-long trip to Sydney—including all flights, accommodation, transport and meals—to the William Blue College of Hospitality Management.
Nguyen Hong Quan K27 and Nguyen Phuong Dieu K25 – Winner of Taste of Australia 2017
With the theme of IDEA—Inspiration, Direction, Execution, Appreciation— and featuring an international line up of 15 guest speakers, this year’s TedX Ba Dinh was always going to be an exciting event. The full day program of TED’s famous 18 minute talks, plus art exhibits, workshops, meeting and networking spaces, was the perfect space for Mr Jimmy to talk about his work in social enterprises generally, and KOTO specifically.
Visiting Vietnam for this year’s Taste of Australia, it made sense for KOTO to take advantage of Mr Luke Nguyen’s offer of presenting an information session at the Yen Vien Training Centre, and taking it one step further: having our trainees also cook for him.
Mr Luke—restaurateur, celebrity chef, author and documentary maker—was in Vietnam for this year’s Taste Australia, an Australian Government-run mix of official events and a wide variety...