Chatham News

Department of Business and Entrepreneurship presents a culinary delight with Philadelphia’s Master Chef Joseph Poon

By: Amanda Kennedy, Senior Public Relations Specialist
March 22, 2010

PITTSBURGH (March 22, 2010) … Fans of Asian fusion cuisine will not want to miss the opportunity to meet and learn from Master Chef Joseph Poon from Philadelphia’s Chinatown, who will be giving a presentation at Chatham University in Shadyside on Tuesday, March 30. For more information contact Anne Flynn Schlicht, Assistant Director at Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at aschlicht@chatham.edu or 412-365-1153.

Chef Poon will be discussing his business and entrepreneurial venture and share his insights about the food industry. Chef Poon will finish the class with a demonstration of his Sculpture carving of fruits and vegetables. The presentation is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Woodland 103 classroom on Chatham University campus. Event is Free, but registration is required by clicking here.

Master Chef Joseph Poon is known for his Asian Fusion Cuisine. He prepares fresh meals with simple elegance — and a dash of adventure. From his contemporary and quirky venue in Philadelphia Chinatown, conducts Wok ‘N Walk Tours of Philadelphia Chinatown and teaches cooking classes. He recently published the inspirational, autobiographical cookbook, “Life is Short…Cooking is Fun.” His warmth and exuberance have earned him appearances on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and TV Food Network’s “The Best of…”

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Chatham University prepares students from around the world to develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Every Chatham student – women in Chatham’s historic women’s residential college, and men and women in Chatham’s graduate programs – receives a highly individualized, experiential educational experience that is informed by Chatham’s strong institutional commitment to globalism, the environment and citizen leadership. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with Chatham Eastside and the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum; and the 388-acre Eden Hall Farm Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information call 800-837-1290 or visit www.chatham.edu.