Chef Hue Chan Karels invites to join Open Kitchen on an inspiring curated culinary escapade to Vietnam

An Invitation To Culturally Curious Travelers

Are you seeking extraordinary, authentic experiences? Join me and Open Kitchen on an inspiring, curated Culinary Escapade to Việt-Nam! Whether you’ve been to Việt-Nam or it’s on your “bucket list,” I invite you to experience my homeland and take a deep dive into Việt-Nam’s heart and soul through her spirited culinary heritage.

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An Immersive Culinary Escapade to Việt-Nam

I’ve designed an itinerary based on my personal Việt-Nam experiences. We will travel to two distinct regions – Central and South. Each showcases Việt-Nam’s unique cuisine based on geography, climate, history, and cultural and ethnic characteristics. You’ll experience the regional diversity through cooking classes, market excursions, street foods tastings from generation-old vendors, tasting creations from a new generation of chefs, and exploring ancient towns and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

As your travel companion, I’ll share personal insights and stories, and connect you with local people for a deeper understanding of the Vietnamese culture. You’ll be charmed by the people and these connections will create joyful experiences, lasting memories, and a powerful reminder of why we travel.

This Open Kitchen Culinary Escapade has been uniquely designed and expertly planned with our Việt-Nam travel partner and will be executed with the highest attention to details to provide you with unique, memorable experiences.

culinary escapade trip to central and south Vietnam

Travel Highlights

Our journey will begin in Central Việt-Nam, once known as the Kingdom of Annam and includes some of the most impressive historical sights in Vietnam in the quaint ancient port town of Hội An, one of the most important ports on the South China Sea connecting the East with Europe from the 15th to the 19th century.

Next, we will travel to Southern Việt-Nam, first to the uber-urban Hồ Chí Minh City (“Sài Gòn”) and then to the Mê Kông Delta– the rich and fertile rice basket of Việt-Nam.

Open Kitchen’s Việt-Nam Culinary Escapade is for you if you are:

EXCITED to learn and experience Việt-Nam’s culinary heritage and to taste local life through bustling street food eateries and “Cuisine Mới,” or “New Cuisine” in modern, upscale restaurants.

SEEK active adventures from bicycling through rice paddies to exploring centuries-old charming architecture on foot, riding through bustling cities on back of scooters, and exploring the majestic Mekong Delta on a traditional sampan.

sampan tour of Mekong Delta

OPEN to luxurious accommodations, charming homestays, and unplanned occurrences that bring about magical experiences and unforgettable memories.


Booking Inquiries

Our trip is limited to 12 participants. Please let us know how to reach you about booking this once-in-a-lifetime culinary adventure.