Dumplings by the Dozen To Be Devoured at the 6th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest

Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:00am EDT

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Reigning Champions 'Fabulous' Floria Lee and 'Gentleman' Joe Menchetti Return
to Defend Titles

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating
Contest will take place during the first-ever NYC Dumpling Festival, presented
by Chef One, on Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the
Sara D. Roosevelt Park in New York City. The event will be emceed by Jaden
Hair, top Asian food blogger and author of The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101
Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight's Dinner. All proceeds from the event
will benefit the Food Bank For New York City.

Competitive eaters "Fabulous" Floria Lee and "Gentleman" Joe Menchetti were
last year's winners eating 38 and 66 dumplings respectively. Both reigning
champions are expected to re-enter the contest this year to defend their
titles. Chef One's newest product Tang's Natural Whole Wheat Chicken &
Vegetable Dumplings featuring Bell & Evans chicken will be used in this year's
contest. To register, please call (718) 744-6999 or email
dumpling@chefonecorp.com. The deadline for registration is October 20, 2009.
For more information, visit www.dumplingfestival.com.

"Our annual dumpling eating contest has been so well-received by attendees we
decided to expand the event into an entire festival dedicated to the
dumpling," said Terry Tang, CEO of Chef One Corp. "This year marks our 10th
anniversary manufacturing dumplings in NYC and we are thrilled to bring this
first-of-its-kind event to our local community. Giving back to the community
is one of our corporate missions and we are honored to work with one of the
most important hunger-relief organizations to help fight hunger in New York

"The Food Bank For New York City is very grateful to the NYC Dumpling Festival
Presented by Chef One for their support and for helping to bring much needed
visibility to the pervasive issue of hunger in New York City, especially in
these troubled times," said Dr. Lucy Cabrera, President and CEO of the Food
Bank For New York City.  "A recent survey conducted by the Food Bank shows
that half of all New York City residents -- 4 million people -- are having
difficulty affording food. With double-digit unemployment and skyrocketing
food costs, the upcoming holiday season will be an especially challenging time
for the 1.5 million New Yorkers who depend on the Food Bank's programs and
services.  The funds raised by this event will go a long way to assist New
Yorkers in need in the months ahead." 

In addition to the dumpling eating contest, the event will include cookbook
signings with Chefs Wai Hon Chu, co-author of The Dumpling: A Seasonal Guide;
and Jaden Hair, author of The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes
Simple Enough for Tonight's Dinner; an East Village Dumpling Tour and Dumpling
Class by Wai Hon Chu; and family fun games. Guests and attendees will also be
able to taste and experience dumplings from around the world with offerings
such as gnocchi (Italy), tamale (Mexico), palitaw (Philippines), kuih koci
(Malaysia), idli (India), bao (China), and pierogi (Poland). 

SOURCE  Chef One

Julie Sellew for Chef One, +1-646-644-5799
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