Nestlé celebrates the 15th consecutive FoSTAT-Nestlé Quiz Bowl, a challenge to develop the knowledge of the new generation of young food scientists

To Press Releases listJun 26, 2017

Photo shows: Prof. Dr. Pavinee Chinachoti (4th from right), President of the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT); Mrs. Darunee Edwards (4th from left), Advisory Board Member of the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand; and Mr. Nophadol Siwabutr (center), Corporate Affairs Director at Nestlé (Thai) Ltd.; along with food scientists who took part in previous FoSTAT-Nestlé Quiz Bowl events, celebrating 15 years of this events success in developing teams and advancing Thailands nutrition industry.

Bangkok - June 26, 2017:  Nestlé (Thai) Ltd. once again collaborated with the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT) to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the FoSTAT-Nestlé Quiz Bowl, a nationwide annual quiz about food science and technology. Over 200 students from both public and private universities around Thailand take part in the event each year. More than 3,400 active food scientists have participated in this event over the past 15 years while they were students.

Nestlé (Thai) Ltd. has sponsored the FoSTAT-Nestlé Quiz Bowl for 15 consecutive years to emphasize Nestlés purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future by enabling food science students to become experts in food science and technology. This includes providing significant support by offering detailed knowledge about nutrition benefiting society and further developing and advancing Thailands food science and technology industries to a global level.

Over 70 student teams participated in this years event. Each four-member team competes in the extremely challenging quiz to answer questions in four categories: 1) Food Chemistry;
) Food Safety and Microbiology; 3) Food Processing and Engineering; and 4) General Knowledge. The contest is divided into two rounds for all contestants, with 20 teams qualifying for the final round. The winning team of the FoSTAT-Nestlé Quiz Bowl 2017, from King Mongkuts University of Technology Thonburi, received a trophy from His Excellency Mr. Ampol Senanarong, Former Privy Councilor, and will participate in an educational trip to the Nestlé Research & Development Center in Singapore, where they will be inspired by experiencing the importance of scientific research and development in a real-life food and beverage business environment. The first runner-up was a team from Kasetsart University; second runner-up was a team from Prince of Songkla University; and third runner-up was a team from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.

To celebrate the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the FoSTAT-Nestlé Quiz Bowl, the organizing team also held a special activity, bringing together senior food scientists who previously took part during the last 15 years of the FoSTAT-Nestlé Quiz Bowl to celebrate and share their experiences as food scientists. The event took place at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Bangna.


Notes to the Editor

Nestlé is the worlds largest food and beverage company. It is present in 189 countries around the world, and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlés purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like NESCAFE or NESPRESSO to local favourites like BEAR BRAND or MINERE. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago

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