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Confucius Institute
Kansas State University
Wildcat Landing, Suite 205
1800 Claflin Rd
Manhattan KS, 66502

Director, Xiangxing Max Lu 785-532-3688
Assoc. Director, Shijun Yan 785-532-3682
Language Teacher 785-532-3685
Fax 785-532-3686

confucius@k-state.edu

Chinese Culinary Workshop for Hands-on Practice and Food Safety Improvement

Chinese dishes are attracting more and more attention because of their delicious taste and high nutritional value. Many of you may like Chinese dishes, but have you ever thought that you could make authentic Chinese food by yourself? The K-State Confucius Institute’s series of Chinese culinary workshops taught by local restaurant chefs will give you the opportunity to learn how to make Chinese dishes and give you hands-on practice.

In addition, did you know that the latest CDC data shows that 63% of foodborne illness outbreaks occur in restaurant settings and 12% in home kitchens? Most of them are avoidable with proper food handling. In this series of culinary workshops, the Kansas Department of Agriculture(KDA) inspectors will be involving to make sure you see the correct food handling demonstrations, practice the proper procedures, and learn essential food safety information in a fun and relaxed environment.

After cooking your Chinese dish by yourself everyone will have the opportunity to eat together. Rice and drinks will be provided. This will be a good occasion to socialize with the people who have the same interest as you in the cooking and experiencing Chinese culture. There are fifteen slots available. The regular price for the series of culinary class is $30, but for the first pilot one, we only charge a small five-dollar fee to ensure attendance, venue planning, and food preparation.

The first workshop will be taught by the chef from the local Chinese restaurant HAPPY VALLEY on 5:30-7:30 pm, Monday, May 22nd at the Frith Community Center (2002 Tunstall Circle, Manhattan, KS 66502). Space is limited and Please register ahead of the time.

This series of culinary workshops will be organized throughout the Kansas State communities and serve as a platform to fulfill multiple purposes. K-State researchers in related disciplines can utilize this platform to study community relationship-building, cultural awareness and understanding, food safety behavior changes, and training design etc. Students who majored in psychology, sociology, social work, public relations, communication, humanities, journalism and digital media, family consumer science education, hospitality management, hotel and restaurant management, MPH, dietetics, human nutrition and health, statistics etc. can participate in the program according to their interests for community relationship-building, cooking assisting, nutrition study, food safety training, videotaping, editing, and media marketing to practice service learning, scientific thinking, community engagement, and career preparation, etc. More information is available at the Confucius Institute website. If you are interested in participating, please contact Shijun Yan by email: shijunyan@ksu.edu or phone at 785-532-3682.