Gastronomy is becoming more and more diverse and plays an essential role in society. Along with the rapid development of media, more and more foodie channels, TV shows and blogs are being broadcast. Cookbooks are being published at a fast speed. Thus, culinary translation acts as a bridge for people across the globe to overcome language barriers and broaden their horizons in the culinary world.

  • Why it is important

In recent years, the need for the culinary industry has embraced a new wave, the trend of globalization. A large number of food manufacturers and wineries are now operating on a global scale. For this reason, culinary translation becomes more essential than ever. It enables restaurants or food manufacturers to access the global culinary market easily, comply with international distribution laws and communicate with foreign customers, while enhancing brand value and opening wide scale.

Top 4 reasons why culinary translation takes a critical role

1. Understanding cultural features of the gastronomy world in various countries.

Culinary culture is a communication art form of gourmets and each country has its own style. If your business intends to build a wide range of establishments or restaurants around the world, it is paramount to grasp the nuances of food culture. Having amazing culinary translations helps you avoid cultural conflicts and satisfy a large global clientele.

2. Food label globalization

If you are in the product globalization process, you will need professional label translations that comply with all of the regulations and laws in each jurisdiction. Liabilities can arise as a result of labeling requirements such as product nutritional values, allergens, hygiene issues, or expiry dates.

3. Scale up your business.

For any food manufacturer or culinary business, expanding its reach globally is always a priority. Culinary translation is a big step for you to communicate with global ingredient suppliers, build a network of potential customers and increase revenue.

4. Be unique, be viral in the culinary world

Unique, vibrant and colorful culinary translations are always the key for bringing the authentic taste of your brand to life, taking you to the next level, making a real difference for your brand and resonating with global audiences.

VTLocalize service, the optimal translation solution for you to explore the world of gastronomy.

  • Add value with professional workflow.

Vantin works under a 5C quality control system: Conformity, Completion, Consistency, Congruence, and Correctness, ensuring an ideal localization process to deliver standard versions to businesses. Thereby enhancing your value from the perspective of your partners and audience in terms of content, or images.

  • Have excellent versions translated by professional culinary linguistic experts.

Our culinary experts have solid expertise. By infusing their passion into recipe translations for partners. We are committed to providing flawless translations, meeting the specific needs of local customers such as style, culture, catchphrase, etc…

  • Fast delivery combined with affordable cost.

Vantin handles projects quickly on a tight deadline, enabling your business to catch changes, or new trends in the cuisine world, optimize benefits for you in terms of quality, price, and time.

  • Confidentiality agreement.

For cuisine manufacturers, or food businesses, confidentiality takes a critical role in saving them from the risks of losing new recipes, or secret information. With many years of experience, Vantin makes sure to keep all your information secret during the time we work together.


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What makes VTLocalize different?

We are not the market dominance, we are not the pioneer of the industry, but we enjoy an amazing growth rate current years. For us, Localization and language services is all about you and your targeted audience experience, which are fast and seamless localization workflow, managed by strict industry standards, and flawless translation at the end of production process.


Question 1: Is it possible if I just ask for proofreading services?

Yes! We offer proofreading service solely for all types of documents in more than 50 different languages.

Question 2: How much will you charge for a translation project?

We take many factors into consideration:

  • The number of pages of the document to be translated, in which specified page is 300 words or 300 characters depending on the language.
  • Language pairs: Some pairs are less common, so the service charge might be a little bit higher
  • Service required: Translation Only (TO) or Translation and Editing (TE), or Translation + Editing + Proofreading (TEP)
  • Industry expertise: The complexity of the required domain affects service charge also

Please contact us for a detail quotation.

Question 3: Do you offer video subtitling and dubbing services?

Yes.! Not only supporting subtitling and dubbing, but we also provide the service of typing verbal documents such as audio or video files.

Question 4: Do you support Image Translation?

Yes! We support translating documents from all PNG, JPG image files, and all types of documents from all files: pdf, docx, pptx, xlsx, etc. Applying optical character recognition technology in combination with latest CAT Tools, the image translation process has never been that easy.

Question 5: Will the translation be presented in proper format and retain the original structure?

For purpose of printing or publishing you may need, we provide DTP and Layout restoration services for documents using varied tools such as Adobe Framemaker, Indesign, Illustrator, Autocad to Powerpoint, Excel, etc. Under our post translation recovery process, we provide a translation with “as is” layout and be ready for high quality printing or online publishing.

Question 6: How will I receive the translation?

It depends on the your need for soft or hard copy documents. For the soft copy, we will email it to you. As for the hard copy, we will send express delivery to the correct address provided by the customer.

Question 7: When notarizing translation, I want to get multiple copies, will there be additional costs?

According to current regulations, notarized translations are not allowed to be copied, all version must be originals. So when you need additional originals, the cost will increase.

Question 8: How long will it take for my documents to be translated?

It depends on the volume, content types, required services, and other project-specific factors. But above all, your required deadline is the most important and we will rely on that to adjust the translation process and management schedule in order to keep up with preset deadline without any compromise upon quality.

Question 9: Can I request an urgent translation?

Yes! We do offer urgent translation services. Depending on specialization or length of the document, we will adjust our production team accordingly.

Question 10: What are your payment terms and methods?

We accept ATM transfers, e-banking, cash, or online payment via VISA/ MASTERCARD card, international payment services such as PAYPAL, PAYONEER, SKRILL, VEEM, etc.


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Culinary Translation is increasingly development in most countries. Science writer McGee ([1984] 2004) maintains that since food has become more easily available in Western societies a rising wave of general interest in food and cooking has progressively grown. Furthermore, he argues that in the last few decades ‘science has found its way into the kitchen and cooking into laboratories and factories and as science has gradually percolated into the world of culinary. 

Ex: Today, there are many businesses choosing culinary translation, Findus Group, Princes Ltd, Pizza Hut, Bombay Sapphire, Abel & Cole, AMT Coffee, Argento Wine Company, Artisan Biscuits, BENEO GmbH, Bigham’s and Branston Ltd.