Vietnamese Team Wins Home Chef Championship 2013 Global Masters
Do Thi Dieu Thuy and Giap Dieu from Vietnam Receives Grand Master Home Chef Prize for Its Baked Quail Filled With Clausena Indica Leave
CAPE TOWN, Dec. 4, 2013 — LG Electronics (LG) announced that its sixth annual LG Home Chef Championship (LG-HCC) Global Masters Competition was won by Do Thi Dieu Thuy and Giap Dieu from Vietnam. Under the theme of Cook the Dream, Share the Hope, this year's international amateur cooking tournament was held in Cape Town, South Africa and attracted 18 teams from 14 different nations. The Vietnamese team took the coveted Grand Master Home Chef Prize and a USD 10,000 worth of voucher for their delicious ‘Baked Quail Filled with Clausena Indica Leave’ recipe. Meantime, LG Master Home Chef Prize went to Muhammad Iskandar Bin Ishak from Malaysia for his ‘Green Stuffed Chicken’ and LG Home Chef Prize went to Linda Beldjerd and Fadila Beaufilz from France for their ‘Medallion of Monkfish’ included USD 5,000 worth of vouchers respectively.
“The 2013 LG-HCC Global Masters Competition was another resounding success,” said Seong-jin Jo, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Appliance Company. “This annual competition once again demonstrated the kinds of smart, healthy and tasty international dishes that can be created using LG’s Lightwave Oven. With the aid of the patented Charcoal Lighting Heater™, the contestants served up some incredible meals, which were as healthy as they were delicious.”
As a key component of this year’s event, LG donated USD 100,000 to support women’s empowerment activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. LG has been a partner in WFP’s global work to eradicate hunger since 2009. Meanwhile, the competition contestants provided free cooking lessons for local non-profit cooking school, Infinity Culinary Training, teaching students how to prepare healthy and tasty dishes using LG’s Lightwave Convection Oven.
The 14 nations represented in this year’s competition included Colombia, France, India, Iran, Malaysia, Morocco, Panama, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates and the host, South Africa. The judging panel, which included members of the prestigious World Association of Chef Societies and Le Cordon Bleu, was thoroughly impressed with the contestants’ creativity and well-presented dishes.
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About The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Last year, WFP reached more than 97 million people in 80 countries with food assistance. LG Electronics has been a partner in WFP’s work to eradicate hunger since 2009. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, WFP supports more than 4 million people through emergency relief, early recovery and resilience programmes. WFP particularly reaches out to the most vulnerable, notably women and children.
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