HAI DUONG, Vietnam — Employees at Ford’s Hai Duong Assembly plant know how to cook up a storm and they are always on the lookout for reasons to show off their skills.
To celebrate Vietnamese Women’s Day on October 20, the Ford Vietnam Trade Union hosted the fourth Ford cooking contest, attracting staff from all departments.
“The cooking contest is a great opportunity for all staff to get engaged and enjoy the day together,” said Tran Minh Vuong, material planning and logistic manager.
Ten competitive teams with a mix of female and male members gathered at the plant cafeteria for the cook-off from early morning. Each team was provided with one gas stove, three aprons and three caps to compete.
All the teams cooked with great confidence. After an hour of intense preparation, the food entries were completed and arranged artfully on plates for the judges.
The judging panel of Tran Minh Vuong, Ngo Ba Vinh, information technology manager, Tran Tien Duc, manufacturing manager, Vu Van Nhich, quality assurance and customer satisfaction manager and Tran Thi Hong, senior plant doctor, put forth their expert culinary opinions and awarded five prizes to the most delicious dishes. The team from the Material Planning and Logistic department won first prize with their Lavong fried fish.
“All my colleagues in my department were looking forward to this contest, and they all came here to root for us today. I was so happy that our team got the first prize. It is really a big reward for all of us,” said Tran Thi Thanh Hai, chef of the Material Planning and Logistic team.
After the contest, people gathered to share food, discuss their recipes and enjoy the holiday.
|Food preparation at the cooking contest
||The judging panel testing the food|