Food & Hoteliers Expo this weekend

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Pattaya residents will get to sample some of the best cuisine the area has to offer while hospitality professionals can take in classes and compete in various contests at the 6th Pattaya Food & Hoteliers Expo July 26-28 at the Royal Cliff’s PEACH convention center in Jomtien Beach.

Sponsored by Pattaya, the Chonburi Administrative Organization, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Eastern Thai Food & Beverage Administrative Association and Pattaya and Eastern Seaboard Chefs Association the event will feature 24 events and competitions will pit chefs and restaurateurs in individual and team contests, a “Culinary Cup” featuring participants from 11 foreign countries and even a Thai massage competition.

Officials announce this weekend’s Food & Hoteliers Expo. Officials announce this weekend’s Food & Hoteliers Expo.

There also will be a culinary trade show where entrepreneurs and industry experts can display their products, services and techniques to the visiting public. Among the displays will be kitchenware and accessories, tableware and cutlery, and cleaning techniques and products.

Workshops will also be held, including ones devoted to wine service, master chefs, coffee and floral arrangement.

At a recent press conference, Surasak Punkluab, president of president of Chef’s Association of Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard, said the show was an important opportunity for chefs to compete in Pattaya in the 2012 Culinary Cup.