Philippine delegation to bring cooks to Thailand SEAG

UPDATED: 13:54, June 24, 2007

The Philippine delegation to this year's Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in Thailand will include not only athletes, coaches, training staff and officials but cooks as well, local media reported on Sunday.

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) is making sure that the national athletes do not complain about the food they will eat when they compete in the 24th SEAG with concrete plans to hire culinary experts who will prepare native dishes, Manila Bulletin daily reported.

"I am seriously thinking of bringing along a cook to Thailand because not all of our athletes may like the spicy Thai food that will be served there," said POC President Jose Cojuangco.

"Even when I dine at restaurants there, I don't like the taste of some of the dishes," said Cojuangco, whose plan to bring cooks to Thailand already has the blessings of the Thai organizers.

"I was given an assurance that there'll be no problem if we decide to bring our own cook," said Cojuangco.

Source: Xinhua

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