Macau team wins Taiwan Culinary Exhibition prize
The China Post news staff
August 11, 2016, 12:11 am TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan Culinary Exhibition 2016 has concluded with a team of chefs from Macau emerging as winners in a cooking contest of the show, according to the organizer.
Eight teams from Asia, including one from the host country of Taiwan, competed in the invitational on the last day of the exhibition at the Taipei World Trade Center on Aug. 5, the Taiwan Visitors Association (TVA) said.
The Macau team, headed by renowned chef, Leong Yiu-wah, won the grand prize, with the Taiwan team being the runner-up, the TVA said.
The jury of the contest was formed by: University of Hawaii Regent and Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee; French chef Sebastien Graslan from Le Cordon Bleu program at the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism; Japanese chef Hirokazu Tomisawa; Leon Tan from Singapore; and Taiwanese chef Chang Chih-teng.
The TVA said the four-day exhibition recorded total visitor number of 154,797, rising 5.83 percent from last year.
This year’s exhibition, billed as “Pure Time of Taiwan,” featured six exhibit areas: Culinary Arts; Culinary Utensils; Culinary Ingredients; Culinary Journeys; Culinary Souvenirs; and Culinary Education.