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K-State Today

May 15, 2017

Confucius Institute to host Chinese culinary workshops for hands-on practice and food safety improvement

Submitted by Shijun Yan

Flyer of the culinary class

The K-State Confucius Institute and Kansas Department of Agriculture will host a series of Chinese culinary workshops to demonstrate proper food handling and procedures, and share essential food safety information in a fun and relaxed environment.

According to the Center for Disease Control, 63 percent of foodborne illness outbreaks occur in restaurant settings and 12 percent in home kitchens. Most of them are avoidable with proper food handling.

The first workshop, taught by a local chef, will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Frith Community Center at Jardine Apartments. Space is limited to 15 individuals; please RSVP online. The cost of the first event is $5 to ensure attendance, venue planning and food preparation. Rice and drinks will be provided.

After cooking your Chinese dish, everyone will have the opportunity to eat together. 

This series of culinary workshops will be organized throughout campus 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, training design and more. 

Read more information about the workshops online

If you are interested in participating, contact Shijun Yan at shijunyan@k-state.edu or 785-532-3682.