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Chinese Restaurant Foundation Hosts the 10th Annual Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Award & Cooking Show Celebrating the Year of the Horse

NEWARK, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating the Year of the Horse, the Chinese Restaurant Foundation (CRF) hosts the 10th Annual Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Award & Cooking Show today, with Celebrity Chef Martin Yan, Chair of the Foundation.

January 2014 is blessed with two holidays that signal double happiness.  According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2014 is the Year of the Horse that will begin on January 31. In China, Spring Festival is the most important social and economic event, traditionally linked to honoring family reunion, worship of ancestors and welcoming good fortunes. Celebration is always centered around food and cooking.  "In America, Chinese Restaurant Foundation calls for a restaurant tasting and culinary show to present Chinese culture to Americans," said Theresa Lin, the co-chair of CRF. 

The 10th Annual Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Award & Cooking Show is taking place at the ChineseMenu.com building, located at 8407 Central Ave, Newark, CA 94560. Participating restaurants include some of the hottest eateries in the Bay Area, such as Ginger Cafe, Penang Garden, Madhuban Cuisine, Sushi  Island, Michelle's Pancake House, 85C Bakery, Little Hot Pot and Master Chef Martin Yan's newest dining concept M.Y. China. Leading the chef tasting & culinary demo are Chef Tony Wu, Chef Jimmy Zhang, Chef Raymond Tang and Chef Eddie Cheng. "This is an exciting day for us. We have restaurateurs coming from 32 states to attend the Foundation's board meeting today," said Betty Xie, secretary of CRF. Joining the ribbon cutting at noon are 15 Foundation board members, Celebrity Chef Martin Yan, David Smith, Mayor Emeritus, Ro Khanna and Alan Nagy, Mayor of Newark, the event hosting city.

On an average day, Americans enjoy 3,770,000 meals prepared in Chinese restaurant kitchens across the States. From Chinatown to the main street, from urban takeouts to neighborhood diners, Chinese cuisine has become a daily fixture of the American dining scene.

About Chinese Restaurant Foundation (CRF)
CRF is the first non-profit organization for the development of the Chinese cuisine in the US. Its mission is to unify the Chinese restaurant industry, promote its development and bolster communication among its members. CRF organizes the national Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Award show, and continues the tradition of annual gathering for operators of the American-Chinese restaurants since 2004 (www.ChineseRestaurantFoundation.org)

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