PR-1150E | Date: 09/29/2011
The Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) will kick off a three-day workshop for Kaiping Culinary High School students entitled “Discover Great American Food.” The workshop will take place from September 28 to 30. Following the workshop, the students will showcase their newly acquired skills by rolling out refreshing seasonal menus at Kaiping Chef’s Factory restaurant, which is open to the public. (Address and Telephone: No. 24, Lane 148, Sec. 2, Fu-sing S. Rd, Taipei/02-2784-9755)
The ATO is dedicated to introducing quality American food and beverages and American dining trends to Taiwan consumers. To enhance the understanding of and appreciation for American cuisine, the ATO will roll out a long-term project targeting culinary schools in Taiwan. The first activity “Discover Great American Food Workshop” will underscore the cultural background of a wide variety of American cuisines. In addition, chef demonstrations will highlight typical American fare tied to special occasions and holidays, such as tailgate parties, Independence Day, and Mardi Gras. The workshop is comprised of lively presentations on American celebrations, American sports and food, and the diversity of regional cuisine, such as Cajun and Tex-Mex dishes. The training through this workshop will enable students to enrich their future menu concepts.
To complement the workshop, the ATO will invite a number of celebrity chefs to conduct cooking demonstrations of signature American dishes related to various topics, such as Thanksgiving turkey demonstrated by Sherwood’s chef, Tsong-Kuang Chen, American cheese burgers showcased by The Diner’s chef, Dean Liu, and Tex-Mex flautas featured by Mayan Grill’s chef Erik Siddons. The students are also able to put their skills into practice during the workshop.