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Back by popular demand, The Okura Prestige Bangkok will be staging its 2018 cooking competition for budding young Thai culinary artists in the coming weeks, with a fantastic trip to Hotel Okura Amsterdam up for grabs. First organized last year in celebration of the hotel's fifth anniversary, the competition was a huge success. 

Once again, the hotel is inviting students studying in the hospitality, kitchen and tourism industries to take part for a chance to win an amazing culinary arts experience by sending in their application, accompanied by a short cooking video, to the organizing committee. Applicants must be Thai nationals aged 18-25 years old (see link to competition criteria below).

A shortlist of five will be selected for training with master chef Shigeru Hagiwara at the hotel’s Michelin Plate Yamazato restaurant. At the end of the training course, the final five will prepare signature dishes for the committee and distinguished guests at the Judges’ Panel Night, out of which one winner will be chosen to receive the grand prize of roundtrip air tickets to Holland, eight nights accomodation at Hotel Okura Amsterdam, a lunch and dinner at the hotel’s Michelin starred restaurants Yamazato and Ciel Bleu, a day trip around Amsterdam, plus coverage of visa, travel insurance and pocket money. Most importantly, the winner will receive training from renowned chef Onno Kokmeijer of Ciel Bleu. The prize is valued at more than 100,000 baht.

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Interested applicants can submit their application with relevant documents to the Human Resources Department of The Okura Prestige Bangkok before March 30, 2018 and post their cooking video by April 6, 2018. 

Click here for full details of competition criteria and schedule.

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