Awards Show Encourages Chinese Restaurateurs To Provide Healthy Dining Menu Choices
Award winning Chef Martin Yan and Executive Chef, French Culinary Institute and Season One Contestant Top Chef's Lee Anne Wong are co-hosting the 4th Annual Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in the USA Awards ceremony and and will announce the 2007 winners at the Cultural Food Expo a union of Asian, Latino, and Kosher culinary show (http://Culturalfood.com) on November 11th at 2:30pm at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Organized by Chinese Restaurant News and sponsored by Lee Kum Kee and Western Union, the Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Awards sets the standard for excellence by aiming to present the very best of Chinese cuisine, which has become a part of America's daily dining scene.
This year, the Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in the USA Awards come together with Chefs Martin Yan and Lee Anne Wong to encourage Chinese restaurants nationwide to provide healthier dining options.
"As New York becomes the first city to ban trans fat, this is a prime opportunity for Chinese restaurants to showcase the healthy aspects of Chinese cuisine," said Chef Martin Yan. "Chinese cooking has always emphasized a well-balanced approach. Our traditional diet is one that's rich in vegetables and natural fibers. It's time for Chinese restaurant chefs to get back to our roots."
"It is a great honor to be part of this event," said Lee Anne Wong, Top Chef. "I commend Chinese Restaurant News for taking the initiative to recognize culinary excellence in Chinese Restaurants across the nation."
The Chinese Restaurant industry has over $17.5 billion annual sales with over 43,139 Chinese restaurants in the U.S. There are more Chinese restaurants in the U.S. than McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's combined.
Chinese Restaurant News (CRN) names the Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in the U.S.A each year. Check out more than 1,000 past winners and current candidates in all 50 states, at http://www.Top100ChineseRestaurants.com.
About the Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in the USA Awards Ceremony
Organized by Chinese Restaurant News with the support of the National Restaurant Association, the Mystery Diner evaluation service provider AboutFace, restaurant nutrition educator Healthy Dining and sponsored by Western Union and Lee Kum Kee, the Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in USA award show is a national event which aims to present the very best of Chinese cuisine, which has become a part of America's daily dining scene. The competition is open to all Chinese restaurants in the United States. Participants include newly established restaurants, seasoned restaurants, chain restaurants and past award-winners. For more information, go to www.top100chineserestaurants.com
About Chinese Restaurant News
Chinese Restaurant News (c-r-n.com) was founded in 1995 to inform the owners and operators of 43,000 Chinese restaurants in USA of industry news and trends. Its sister publication, English-language trade magazine Asian Restaurant News (a-r-n.net), is also published by parent company Smart Business Services, Inc. (s-b-s.net).