The future of the culinary industry summit this Sunday, December 17

Alexis Readinger

The 2nd annual Sino-U.S. Cultural Industry Summit presented by Global Talents Media Group will occur this Sunday, December 17 from 9 am – 4 pm at the Beverly Hilton with a focus on the future of the culinary industry. Three panels will discuss “Culinary Industry Trends for 2018,” “Cooking in LA’s Melting Pot,” and “The Culture of Sharing.”

The first panel, moderated by culinary travel writer Krista Simmons (founder of Fork In The Road Media) will discuss 2018 Culinary Industry Trends with restaurateur Adam Fleischman (Founder and CEO Umami Restaurant Group), Hannah An of the famed Crustacean family and The District by Hannah An as well as Amir Vahdani, Director of Food and Beverage at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Lulu Powers

The second panel “Cooking in LA’s Melting Pot” will be moderated by The Travel Channel’s Jeff Miller, who also served as founding Senior City Editor of Thrillist Los Angeles for 10 years. Featuring prominent Los Angeles Chefs, this discussion will include Nguyen Tran of LA’s most famous underground restaurant Starry Kitchen / Button Mash, Chef Ricardo Zarate of Rosaline, and Top Chef Alum Nyesha Arrington of Native in Santa Monica.

The 3rd panel will round out the day discussing the “Culture of Sharing” moderated by Roy Ying, the President of U.S. – China Sister City Association. The panelists will include Theresa Lin, known as the Julia Child of Chinese Regional Cuisine, Alexis Readinger, Hospitality Designer and founder of Preen Inc. and  best-selling author, entertaining designer, and celebrity chef Lulu Powers.

During the Sino-U.S. Cultural Industry Summit, awards will be presented to John Chiang for his outstanding contribution to the industry and Judy Chu for her work in expanding the cultural relationship between America and China. Anthony Rendon will be named the Friendship Ambassador and Ted Lieu will be recognized for his work prompting the cultural exchange between the two countries, while Ed Royce will take home the Lifetime Achievement award for his work.

Chef Ricardo Zarate

The summit plays an intricate role in U.S and China relations by creating synergy between the two cultures. The Sino-U.S. Cultural Industry Summit is a non-profit organization that promotes food, culture, film, art, tourism, government, trade and investor relations between China and the United States of America. The summit platform promotes trade relations between the two countries’ cultural and economic enterprises. Following the summit, the Global Cuisine Awards will honor local Los Angeles restaurants for their contribution to the growing industry.

Come join the festivities over lunch. If you would like to attend, please learn how you can register HERE. 







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