Chefs from Caravelle Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City won the first prize at the Golden Spoon Contest 2014, which ended in the southern province of Binh Duong on December 10.

The champion received 1 billion VND (47,000 USD) in cash and a trophy while the runners-ups, including Ho Tram Strip in southern Vung Tau city, Hyatt Regency Danang in central Da Nang city and Sun Way Hotel in Hanoi, each got a prize worth 100 million VND.

The cooking contest, co-organised by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Binh Duong-based Minh Long I Company, attracted the participation of 140 teams from hotels and restaurants nationwide.

The competition, in its second year, aimed to seek talented chiefs who can bring Vietnamese dishes on a par with international ones as well as honour traditional dishes of each region across Vietnam .

Last year, the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Da Nang city won the highest award at the contest.-VNA