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Korean Food Fest Brings Master Chefs to Demonstrate and Celebrate Traditional Korean Cuisine

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November 15, 2010-Houston-

To see the diversity of Houston one need only taste the many varieties of foods it offers.  Many are familiar with the healthy and flavorful offerings of traditional Korean cuisine.   

The University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) joins the General Consulate of the Republic of Korea for a Korean Food Festival, Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the college.  The event begins with a 5 p.m. food demonstration by two of Korea's most respected chefs, Bokjin Han and Lara Chung.    

The event is free and open to the public, but a reservation is required.  To reserve a seat, contact Back at kback@uh.edu or 713-743-2530.    

 "It is truly an honor to have chefs Han and Chung with us," said Kijoon Back, HRM associate professor and graduate program director.  "Both are direct descendents of the late Heysun Hwang, the second holder of the 38th Important Intangible Cultural Property. We are learning from masters." 

For the two weeks prior to the events, Chung will be a guest lecturer in HRM Food Production Management classes.  

Many countries around the world have taken steps to preserve their "intangible culture," such as art, dance and food.  Korea has many categories of intangible culture.  The 38th is the Royal Cuisine of the Joseon Dynasty, the longest-ruling Confucian dynasty.   

The menu for the evening includes:

  • Bulgogi with skewered mini ricecakes
  • Kimchi
  • Oven-baked spicy sauce chicken with scallions
  • Roasted pork belly with Korean barbecue sauce
  • Korean sweets 

"The food demonstration will include traditional Korean wines," Back said. "We'll also enjoy a taekwondo demonstration and traditional Korean music."

The food demonstrations will take place in the college's south wing kitchens in room 116; the reception is planned for Barron's restaurant, adjacent to the kitchens and classrooms.  The taekwondo demonstrations will take place in the courtyard. 

For more information about the UH Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management visit http://www.hrm.uh.edu/

 

WHO:

UH Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management and the General Consulate of the Republic of Korea
WHAT: Korean Food Festival
WHEN:

Tuesday, Nov. 16

5 p.m. - Food Demonstration

6:15 p.m. - Cultural Event

6:30 p.m. - Reception

WHERE: UH Hilton College south wing kitchen room 116

Categories: Events