The first World Sichuan Cuisine Conference will be held in Chengdu, Sichuan province, from September 19 to 22.
The theme of the meeting is "let the world love Sichuan cuisine.
Representatives from more than 50 countries and districts are expected for the event.
According to Yan Long, vice-chairman of the Sichuan province Hotpot Association, the event will feature a hotpot competition.
"We will judge the hotpots based on five elements: seasoning, knife skill, cultural creativity, mixing of ingredients, and tableware," says Yan.