Can You Beat Eating 66 Dumplings in 2 Minutes?
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ — The 2(nd) Annual NYC Dumpling Festival, presented by Tang’s Natural Dumpling, will take place on Saturday, September 25(th), 2010 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sara D. Roosevelt Park in New York City. “Our first-of-its-kind event last year, celebrating dumplings from around the world, was so successful, we decided to make this into an annual event,” said Terry Tang, CEO of Tang’s Natural. “Attendees will be able to taste and experience dumplings from around the world. We will feature international dumpling selections, such as the Italian ravioli, Korean mandoo, and Polish pierogis. In addition, our annual dumpling eating contest will take place for its 7(th) year during the Dumpling Festival.” Terry Tang also emphasizes that “giving back to the community is one of Tang’s Natural’s corporate missions. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Food Bank For New York City. We are honored to work with one of the most important hunger-relief organizations to help fight hunger in New York City.” Admission to the family-friendly event is free but you will need to purchase a ticket ($20 for four tastings) to sample the dumplings at the Festival.
The 7(th) Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest will take place during the Festival at 1:00 pm. Judges for this year’s contest include James Beard Foundation Vice President Mitchell Davis, Food Bank For New York City Business Partnerships Director Tricia Rumola, Whole Foods Marketing Team Leader Elly Truesdell, and Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn Publisher Stephen Munshin.
Competitive eaters Olga Zaitseva and “Gentleman” Joe Menchetti, last year’s winners eating 40 and 53 dumplings in two minutes, respectively, are expected to return to defend their titles. Tang’s Natural Whole Wheat Chicken and Vegetable Dumplings featuring Bell & Evans chicken will be used in the contest. The deadline for registration is September 17(th), 2010. For more information, please visit www.dumplingfestival.com. The event will be emceed by Jaden Hair, top Asia 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. “The Food Bank For New York City is very grateful to the NYC Dumpling Festival Presented by Tang’s Natural for their support and for helping to bring much needed visibility to the pervasive issue of hunger in New York City,” said Dr. Lucy Cabrera, President and CEO of the Food Bank For New York City. “The funds raised by this event will go a long way to assist New Yorkers in need in the months ahead.” Last year alone, TMI Food Group donated over $50,000 and provided more than 170,000 meals for needy New Yorkers.
About Tang’s Natural
Tang’s Natural is a division of the TMI Food Group, founded in 1989, to manufacture a wide variety of noodles, wrappers, and appetizers including Dumplings, Sui Mei, Egg Rolls, and Spring Rolls. Tang’s Natural products are healthy without compromising great taste. Our products are made with the finest all-natural ingredients -minimally processed, no artificial additives. We proudly use Bell & Evans natural chicken for our dim sum. With Tang’s Natural, it’s a smarter way to eat healthy.
About the Food Bank For New York City
Food Bank for New York City recognizes 27 years as the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts -food distribution, income support and nutrition education – all strategically guided by its research. Learn how you can help at www.foodbanknyc.org.
SOURCE TMI Food Group