Second Asian Chef Challenge opening for applications: AIT
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.