Sec­ond Asian Chef Chal­lenge open­ing for ap­pli­ca­tions: AIT

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY JOSEPH YEH

The Amer­i­can In­sti­tute in Tai­wan (AIT) has in­vited chefs from across Tai­wan to par­tic­i­pate in the sec­ond edi­tion of an in­ter­na­tional cook­ing con­test to claim the cham­pi­onship ti­tle and a free trip to the U.S.

En­ti­tled “United Tastes of Amer­ica — Asian Chef Chal­lenge II,” the AIT in a state­ment said that the con­test is to chal­lenge pro­fes­sional chefs in a com­pet­i­tive en­vi­ron­ment to uti­lize an as­sort­ment of U.S. in­gre­di­ents to for­mu­late and pre­pare a meal.

Both the pre­lim­i­nary and fi­nal com­pe­ti­tions will re­quire con­tes­tants to work un­der the pres­sure of a time limit to cre­ate a four-course menu us­ing U.S. in­gre­di­ents from a manda­tory list, it noted.

All in­ter­ested chefs are welcome to send their ap­pli­ca­tions by reg­is­tered mail to: 11F, No. 139, Sec. 2, Fu Xing S. Rd. (at­ten­tion “Task Force: United Tastes of Amer­ica — Asian Chef Chal­lenge”) be­fore Oct. 19.

An ini­tial re­view of ap­pli­ca­tions will de­ter­mine the 16 teams to en­ter the pre­lim­i­nary com­pe­ti­tion in Tai­wan, which is sched­uled for Nov. 16 at Taipei Kai-Ping Culi­nary School.

The cri­te­ria for ad­mis­sion into the pre­lim­i­nary com­pe­ti­tion in­clude one unique recipe that fea­tures at least one of the spon­sors’ in­gre­di­ents.

Pre­lim­i­nary com­pe­ti­tions will also take place in Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and sev­eral cities in main­land China, start­ing in Novem­ber.

The win­ning team from Taipei’s pre­lim­i­nary com­pe­ti­tion will be el­i­gi­ble to com­pete for the cham­pi­onship at the grand fi­nale on March 23, 2016 in Tokyo.

The grand fi­nale com­pe­ti­tion in Tokyo will de­ter­mine an over­all cham­pion from among the re­gional win­ning teams.

Tai­wan’s pre­lim­i­nary win­ning chefs will also re­ceive a Mil­lie Award, which in­cludes a one-week culi­nary and farm ex­pe­ri­ence trip to the United States.

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