AN OVERVIEW OF THE HOI AN INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL (HAIFF) 2018
Hoi An was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999 and since then has made its mark as the culinary destination of Vietnam.
The town is often cited in international readers polls, magazines, and travel pages as one of 10 best places to eat in the world. Hoi An’s traditional foods rank 6th on TripAdvisor and, according to Lonely Planet, Hoi An’s market is known as the “food capital of Vietnam” amongst both domestic and foreign tourists.
In 2016 & 2017, Hoi An was proud to host an International Food Festival. At the opening ceremony of HAIFF on 14th March 2017, Mr Thomas Gugler, president of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), officially awarded a certificate of honour to recognize Hoi An as the Food Capital of Vietnam.
Following the success of first two years’ events, the third Hoi An International Food Festival – “Taste the World”, will take place from 13-17th March 2018, organized by Hoi An Culinary Events and Hoi An People’s Committee.
The list of 12 participating chefs includes many influential and renowned celebrity chefs from around the globe.