Vietnamese bakers will take part for the first time in the Louis Lesaffre Cup’s Asian selection round, scheduled to take place from May 26 – 28 in Guangzhou, China.

Three prominent bakers to join the competition include Vo Thanh Tuan from BigC supermarket, Nguyen Truong Kim Phung from ABC Bakery and Nguyen Van Hung from Caravelle Hotel. They will compete in three categories: Loaves, Viennes Pastries and Artistic Piece, respectively.

The event, one of the world’s largest baking competition, draws the participation of seven regional countries, including China , Japan , Indonesia , the Philippines , the Republic of Korea , Australia and Vietnam .

The best two teams at the round will go on competing in the Bakery World Cup, scheduled to be held in France in 2012./.