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Food & Hotel Hanoi 2018 is not a place where only displays products and high technologies of hospitality industry, but also a place that brings academic seminars and enjoyable contests. This year exhibition converges talents in hospitality industry to come and compete at: “Salon Culinaire Hanoi 2018”. Besides, Food & Hotel Hanoi 2018 also brings two short-term training courses are Barista Workshop and Gelato Workshop where participants can learn more about coffee-making and gelato-making skills. Additionally, MESLAB and VINALAB are two loyal partners who always support organizer in hosting helpful technical seminars.

Salon Culinaire Hanoi 2018 will be organized for the first time this year

The Salon Culinaire Hanoi 2018 Competition is organized at Food & Hotel Hanoi 2018 for the first time, aiming to create a chance for both local and international culinary talents come to exchange ideas and knowledge, showcase their culinary expertise and service to the industry and the public. The topics are proposed in the contest are: Vietnamese Hot Cooking, Fish and Seafood, Live Vegetable Carving, Chinese Hot Cooking - U.S. Poultry, Chinese Hot Cooking - U.S. Poultry, Hot Cooking - U.S. Cheese, Hot Cooking - U.S. Beef, Fish And Seafood, Live Vegetable Carving, Hot Cooking - U.S. Poultry, Hot Cooking - U.S. Potatoes, Hot Cooking - U.S. Pork, Pasta Hot Cooking and Anchor Live Dessert Making.

The contest will be held during 3 days of the exhibition and given daily prize, attracting attendance of candidates from Vietnam, China and Malaysia with nearly 100 classes entered. The event also received support from following organizations: Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association (HTA), Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), Anchor Food Professionals, Potato USA, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), Le Fruit, Cafés et Thé Folliet.


The highlight conference belongs to seminar series for hospitality industry hosted by VIETNAM HOTEL ASSOCIATIONS

To begin the series of seminar at Food & Hotel Hanoi 2018, Vietnam Hotel Associations will start with the topic: “Customer Experience Management in the Hospitality Industry” and receive the sharings from speakers who have prestige in industry such as: Mrs. Do Hong Xoan - Chairwoman of Vietnam Hotel Association (VHA), hairman of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), Ms. Nguyen Anh Thu - Director of R&I - Outbox Consulting Co., Ltd, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Minh - Deputy General Manager of Sheraton Hotel Hanoi - Head of Specialists - Vietnam Hospitality Human Resources Organisation (VHRO), and the other top rated professionals in industry.


Barista Workshop and Gelato Workshop

Companioning with the events at Food & Hotel 2018 is B arista Workshop with theme “Coffee is cool”. The course is conducted by Mr. Ross Bright has been involved in the coffee industry as a Master roaster or Barista trainers for nearly ten years, and will be opened at 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM (2018, Nov 28th), and 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (2018, Nov 29th,30th). The special training program covers all aspects of barista technique, from ingredient evaluation, bean recognition through cupping various coffee to set up & cleaning machine. Besides, the trainees will have a chance to practice for gaining realistic experiences and achieve confirmation letter from the Organizer.

In addition, Gelato Workshop is a worth-mentioning program at Food & Hotel Hanoi 2018. The special training programs guided by the Senior Instructor of Carpigiani Gelato University – Mr. Gabriele Vannucci, is a short-term training course about gelato-making skills, essential skills for chefs, pastry baking and decorating techniques. It will be held during 3 days of exhibition at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM everyday. Aiming to give a unique preparation for the upcoming Vietnamese selections of the 2020 Asian Gelato Cup, Gelato Workshop hopes to be a place that provides helpful and enjoyable for participants.

Educational Seminar of MESLAB & VINALAB

Together with VHA Seminar, Vietnam Associations Of Testing Laboratories – VINALAB hosts two special subjects: “Ensuring food safety for restaurants & hotels” and “Safety food ingredients for restaurant” which conducted by professionals in industry such as: by Mr. Nguyen Huu Dung - CEO VinaCert Certification and Inspection Joint Stock Company - General Secretary VINALAB, Prof. Dr. Phan Thi Kim - President of Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations, Mr. Pham Ngoc Tran - Former Deputy General Director of Ministry of Science and Technology - Directorate For Standarts, Metrology and Quality.

Moreover, Multi Engineering Solution Laboratory – MESLAB also contributes in supporting specialistic knowledge intinerary with topic: “Mindset innovation & technology improvement to enhance service quality and customer engagement”, and workshop: “Method for testing and evaluation of service packages before launching to ensure customer satisfaction”. The event will be led by: : Mr. Pham Tung - Creative Director - Forest Jump Creative Studio, Mr. Le Huu Nam - Training Manager - HRD Academy, Mr. Ngo Xuan Binh - Technical Manager – MESLAB, Ms. Mai Phuong Hue - Service Design Manager – MESLAB.

Please do not miss the enjoyable contests and helpful seminar series which will be organized at Food & Hotel Hanoi 2018 – the leading exhibition in hospitality industry debuts the first time in the North of Vietnam. For more information, please access the following website:

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Notes to Editors:

Event at a glance:


Exhibition:                   Food&HotelHanoi2018

Venue:                         International Center for Exhibition (I.C.E)

Address:                      91 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi, Vietnam

Date:                           28 – 30 November 2018 (Tues – Thu)

Time:                           0900hrs – 1700hrs



About Food&HotelHanoi


Backed by a solid proven track record of success of Food&HotelVietnam staged in Ho Chi Minh City, Food&HotelHanoi has been launched to offer a direct route for international exporters and suppliers to the Northern Vietnam’s burgeoning food and hospitality industries. The inaugural edition is taking place from 28 to 30 November 2018 in the International Center for Exhibition (I.C.E) Hanoi, with a packed programme of exciting culinary and barista competitions; insightful talks, workshops and seminars; not to mention the comprehensive product showcase spanning across 4,300 square meters of the exhibition space.

FOOD & HOTEL HANOI (FHH) 2018 is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. Please visit for more information about our presence in Asia.

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