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Upcoming expo sure to be well served

The city's catering businesses are all set for the China International Import Expo, as a service skill competition was held on the weekend.

More than 100 participants from 62 catering businesses, many of which are food providers of the expo, took part.

There were six categories including Chinese and Western style business set meals, Shanghai snacks, afternoon tea and restaurant service.

"The competition gives consideration to both Shanghai flavors and specialties and the comprehensive skills of participants," said Xu Changning, executive deputy secretary general of the Shanghai Restaurants Cuisine Association.

"For example, we required participants to make xiaolongbao, or small steamed buns, shengjian, pan-fried dumplings, and vegetarian buns, which are together three of the most signature Shanghai snacks."

Xu Jie, executive chef of Shanghai Parkyard Hotel, prepared five cold dishes from Jiangnan (south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River), four hot dishes including almond beef and chestnut stewed with Chinese cabbage, as well as a dessert.

"I draw inspiration from Western cuisines when I design these dishes and consider seasonal features,"said Xu. "In addition, I use spicy soy and honey as beef sauce, which represents Shanghai flavor."


Catering businesses at the venue of the China International Import Expo, the National Exhibition and Convention Center, are required to use eco-friendly packaging, the Shanghai Restaurants Cuisine Association said.

"We have ordered catering providers at the expo to create 'green and safe' restaurants," said Xu.

Training in language, service etiquette and food safety is also underway in preparation for CIIE.

There will be a restaurant featuring Shanghai snacks at the expo featuring 24 brands such as time-honored Dafugui, Wangjiasha, Nanxiang, and Godly.

Covering about 2,200 square meters, the restaurant is expected to supply about 20,000 snacks daily, according to the Shanghai Commission of Commerce.

"The restaurant will not only provide delicious food to guests, but also serve as a platform to display Shanghai's food culture," said Xu Jianfeng, deputy director of the market operation department of the commission.  

Ingredients and logistics processes can be 100 percent traced to ensure food safety, according to the commission.

 

The city's catering businesses are all set for the China International Import Expo, as a service skill competition was held on the weekend. More than 100 participants from 62 catering businesses, many of which are food providers of the expo, took part. There were six categories including Chinese and Western style business set meals, Shanghai snacks, afternoon tea and restaurant service. "The competition gives consideration to both Shanghai flavors and specialties and the comprehensive skills of participants," said Xu Changning, executive deputy secretary general of the Shanghai Restaurants Cuisine Association. "For example, we required participants to make xiaolongbao, or small steamed buns, shengjian, pan-fried dumplings, and vegetarian buns, which are together three of the most signature Shanghai snacks." Xu Jie, executive chef of Shanghai Parkyard Hotel, prepared five cold dishes from Jiangnan (south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River), four hot dishes including almond beef and chestnut stewed with Chinese cabbage, as well as a dessert. "I draw inspiration from Western cuisines when I design these dishes and consider seasonal features,"said Xu. "In addition, I use spicy soy and honey as beef sauce, which represents Shanghai flavor." Catering businesses at the venue of the China International Import Expo, the National Exhibition and Convention Center, are required to use eco-friendly packaging, the Shanghai Restaurants Cuisine Association said. "We have ordered catering providers at the expo to create 'green and safe' restaurants," said Xu. Training in language, service etiquette and food safety is also underway in preparation for CIIE. There will be a restaurant featuring Shanghai snacks at the expo featuring 24 brands such as time-honored Dafugui, Wangjiasha, Nanxiang, and Godly. Covering about 2,200 square meters, the restaurant is expected to supply about 20,000 snacks daily, according to the Shanghai Commission of Commerce. "The restaurant will not only provide delicious food to guests, but also serve as a platform to display Shanghai's food culture," said Xu Jianfeng, deputy director of the market operation department of the commission. Ingredients and logistics processes can be 100 percent traced to ensure food safety, according to the commission.

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