After a culinary competition among over 2,000 teams nationwide, 2 creative ideas by 2 teams from Master program students of Dusit Thani College have eventually caught the judges’ attention and gained the first runner-up and the second runner-up awards from the competition of APEC Future Food Project 2022.
The competition, conducted by TASTEBUD LAB, an initiative of food innovation for the future, together with The Government’s Public Relations Department and other governmental as well as private sector alliances, opened an opportunity for new generations to show their potentials with no limitation to any careers, welcoming startups, farmers, students, and other interested people. To celebrate the occasion of Thailand becoming the host of APEC Conference, the challenge allowed all participants to create future food menus following BCG model under the concept “Plate to Planet”.
The competition resulted in the students from MBA program of Dusit Thani College, a leading educational institute specialized in hotel management, tourism innovation, and culinary arts under Dusit International, overcoming other competitors from various occupations and generations by winning the first runner-up and the second runner-up awards with pride. M-FIT, the first runner-up award-winning team, received 300,000 THB for a support in education or product development and another 200,000 THB for product research and development together with private sectors or government agencies. The team also got a certificate and a trophy, earning 500,000 THB in total. While Taste Lab, the second runner-up award-winning team, received 120,000 THB for a support in education or product development and another 80,000 THB for product research and development together with private sectors or government agencies. The team also got a certificate and a trophy, earning 200,000 THB in total.
These phenomenal successes of Dusit Thani College students does not only reflect the intensive knowledge that the college has given to all students, but also shows the expertise and creativity that have been practiced in students meet perfection