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NTD Television Sponsors Chinese Culinary Scholarship For The Underprivileged With the James Beard Foundation

September 19, 2012

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NTD Television has announced the creation of The NTD Chinese Culinary Scholarship for the Underprivileged with the James Beard Foundation.

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The NTD scholarship funds of $10,000 will be awarded by the James Beard Foundation and provide scholarships to two high school seniors who are from low-income families with a passion and aptitude to learn Chinese culinary arts.

“There are so many wonderful Chinese chefs in America today. I think it is great that NTD’s scholarship is going to help underprivileged Chinese students who want to go to culinary school, pursue a culinary education and perhaps become a great American chef,” said Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation.

NTD Television’s Fifth International Chinese Culinary Competition in Times Square on September 27(th) and 28(th) where chefs from around the world will gather to showcase all styles of authentic Chinese cooking, and NTD Television’s Annual Benefit Gala, which takes place on September 27(th) during the Times Square competition, will benefit the James Beard Foundation NTD Chinese Culinary Scholarship for the underprivileged.

“It is so exciting for all of us at the James Beard Foundation that the Culinary Competition celebrating great authentic Chinese cooking is going to be in Times Square where everyone might experience what Chinese culture and Chinese culinary tradition are all about,” said Ms. Ungaro.

“Part of the NTD Television mission is to promote the very best of Chinese culture,” said Lijuan Nania, Vice President and Director of Global Competition Series, NTD Television.

“The scholarship and competition fosters education and cultural exchange, which is crucial to China as well as the rest of the world,” she added.

About NTD Television
NTD Television, established in 2001 and headquartered in New York City, is a leader in China news and cultural affairs. They provide uncensored information to viewers around the world in 16 languages. NTD Television broadcasts via satellite, cable, online and on mobile platforms in all major domestic and global Chinese markets including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Canada, Europe and Asia with particular attention to China and Taiwan. The network reaches over 100 million global viewers.

For local channel listings visit: http://ntdtv.org/en/sch_us.html.

Every year NTD Television organizes a wide range of competitions. NTD Television also sponsors the highly acclaimed Shen Yun Performing Arts. For more information, please visit: http://www.NTDTV.org.

About the James Beard Foundation
Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating, nurturing, and preserving America’s diverse culinary heritage and future. A cookbook author and teacher, James Beard was a champion of American cuisine who helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Today the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by offering a variety of events and programs designed to educate, inspire, entertain, and foster a deeper understanding of our culinary culture. These programs include educational initiatives, food industry awards, an annual national food conference, Leadership Awards program, culinary scholarships, and publications. In addition to maintaining the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs, the Foundation has created a robust online community, and hosted tastings, lectures, workshops, and food-related art exhibits in New York City and around the country. For more information, please visit jamesbeard.org. You can find insights on food at the James Beard Foundation’s blog Delights & Prejudices, become a JBF member at jamesbeard.org/join, like the James Beard Foundation on Facebook, and follow the James Beard Foundation on Twitter and Pinterest.

SOURCE New Tang Dynasty Television

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