Asian Chefs Gear up for Culinary Competition

The inaugural event of the United Tastes of America Asian Chef Challenge is rolling out across Asia, and it’s attracting culinary talents across the region. The United Tastes of America Asian Chef Challenge begins with preliminary competitions in five metropolitan cities – Taipei, Tokyo, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Seoul. The purpose of this competition is ...
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CG Smith Hosts Direct Line Webinar on Chinese Demand for Safe Food

Mar. 31, Shanghai – Consul General Hanscom Smith hosted a Direct Line Webinar with U.S. businesses and trade associations on the topic of China’s rising middle class and the increasing demand for natural and safe food products. Webinar participants also heard from Shanghai Agricultural Trade Office Director Valerie Brown, Economic Officer Rian Jensen, and AmCham ...
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CG Smith at Alan Wong’s Shanghai

Feb. 26, Shanghai – Consul General Hanscom Smith delivered remarks at the grand opening of “Alan Wong’s Shanghai,” a new Hawaiian restaurant in Shanghai. Alan Wong, is considered one of the godfathers of modern Hawaiian cuisine. CG Smith congratulated Chef Wong on his new restaurant and spoke about the incredible cultural and food heritage of ...
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‘Chopped’ Star Marc Murphy Showcases the Flavor of July 4th

In collaboration with the State Department’s Diplomatic Culinary Partnership program as well as Post’s Foreign Commercial Service (FSC) and Agriculture and Trade Office (ATO), Public Affairs supported the visit of acclaimed restaurateur and celebrity chef Marc Murphy. His itinerary included a roundtable with culinary students from two local schools, a visit to an open-air “wet ...
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