The Sino-U.S. Cultural Industry Summit Presented by Global Talents Media Group Featured Culinary Panels Focusing on Los Angeles’ Growing Restaurant Culture

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--()--The 2nd annual Sino-U.S. Cultural Industry Summit - The future of the culinary industry presented by Global Talents Media Group was held at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday, December 17. The food focused discussion featured groundbreaking conversations from LA’s most notable tastemakers.

The first panel, moderated by culinary travel writer and founder of Fork In The Road Media Krista Simmons, explored 2018 Culinary Industry Trends and dived deep into topics like social media and plant based menus. Restaurateur and founder of Umami Restaurant Group Adam Fleischman, Hannah An of 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 shared their insight on next year’s trends.

Cooking in LA’s Melting Pot was moderated by The Travel Channel’s Jeff Miller, who also served as founding Senior City Editor of Thrillist Los Angeles for 10 years. This panel featured prominent Los Angeles chefs, including Chef 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 the newly opened Native in Santa Monica. The diverse chefs explored the topic of street food as well as shared their favorite places to eat when they aren’t in the kitchen.

Rounding out the day, the trending topic of sharing was discussed. Moderated by Honorary Chairman of U.S.-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Roy Ying, The Culture of Sharing panelists included Theresa Lin, the Julia Child of Chinese Regional Cuisine, hospitality designer and founder of Preen Inc. Alexis Readinger and best-selling author, entertaining designer and celebrity chef Lulu Powers.

During the day, awards were given to John Chiang for his outstanding contribution to the industry; Judy Chu, for her work in expanding the cultural relationship between America and China; Ted Lieu for his work prompting cultural exchange and Ed Royce received the Lifetime Achievement award for his work with the two countries! In addition, Anthony Rendon was named Friendship Ambassador.

The summit plays an intricate role in U.S.-China relations by providing a platform for communication and collaboration, thus creating synergy between American and Chinese corporations.


Marilynne Mungovan

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The food focused discussion featured groundbreaking conversations from LA’s most notable tastemakers.

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