The first ever cooking contest was held to give entrepreneurship opportunities for young people in local communities and to raise self-sufficiency for the elderly living alone.
The first, second and third place received opportunities to participate in a startup accelerator class, a cooking class hosted by the Korean Food Association and the chance to enter the Gwangju Night Market provided by the Gwangju Youth Center.
A total of 26 teams participated in the cooking contest on the subject of “Fast, Simple and Inexpensive Meals” using Samsung Electronic refrigerators and ovens.
Seon Rye Choi and Yang Deok Choi, who won the Elders’ Grand Prize for cooking the octopus dish, rice balls and clam noodle soup, said, “We are excited to cook faster and easier at home with our new oven.”
In addition, Yu Min Na and Su-A Kang, cooking majors who won the Youth Grand Prize for their cream cheese shrimp fondue and curry soup, said, “We were interested in starting a business and decided to participate in this competition. We are happy to have received the Grand Prize, entrepreneurship education and the opportunity to enter the night market.
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