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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Wednesday, November 25 2020 - 16:33
The "Haday Cup" 2020 Chinese Cuisine World Championship concludes in west China's Chongqing Banan
CHONGQING, China, Nov. 25, 2020 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

The offline invitational competition of the "Haday Cup" 2020 Chinese Cuisine 
World Championship draw to a close at Huaxi International Culture and Sports 
Center in Banan District, west China's Chongqing Municipality on Nov. 22, where 
contestants and visitors enjoyed a feast of Chinese food and local culture at 
the same time, according to the Publicity Department of Banan District.

The Chinese Cuisine World Championship was founded by the Chinese Cuisine 
Association in 2015. It aims to strengthen the global exchanges of Chinese 
cooking skills, promote Chinese cuisine's fine workmanship, boost Chinese food 
culture's international competitiveness, and facilitate exchanges of Chinese 
and western cuisine cultures. The "Haday Cup" 2020 Chinese Cuisine World 
Championship is themed to introduce and promote the Chinese cuisine and is held 
both online and offline.

This year's online contest has gained extensive attention and support from the 
global Chinese food industry. Some 690 people from all over the world signed up 
for the competition, sending nearly 1,000 cooking videos, which received more 
than 10 million online visits and over 100 million hits. Such means have 
expanded the global branding of Chinese cuisine.

At the offline tournament held in Banan, 18 contestants, as representatives of 
the online and offline contestants, competed over hot food, cooked wheaten 
food, creative cold food and fruit and vegetable carving. With exquisite 
Chinese food cooking skills, they expressed their understanding of Chinese 
cuisine culture in their food. The awards of gold, silver, bronze, excellence 
and other awards of the overall contest, as well as the champions, runners-up 
and third runners-up of each specific event were delivered in an on-spot award 

This competition was hosted by China Cuisine Association, Foshan Haitian 
Flavouring and Food Company Ltd. and GoChinaTV, and was organized by the local 
government. As the general sponsor of the championship,Foshan Haitian 
Flavouring and Food Company Ltd. sought to promote Chinese cuisine and provided 
various condiments to contestants to help improve and share the color, aroma, 
taste and shape of Chinese cuisine.

The organizers also held activities to showcase Chinese food materials and seek 
amateur cooking masters and young talents in an effort to promote local 
delicacies, Chinese food culture and cooking skills inheritance.

The cuisine championship was part of the 24th Chrysanthemum Art Exhibition in 
Banan, which seeks to promote the city's rich tourism resources. More than 2 
million pots of various chrysanthemum are on display to showcase Banan's 
cultural, economic and social development and other aspects via different 
designs. This year's chrysanthemum art exhibition also happened to coincide 
with the South Hot Spring Lantern Festival, another light feast in the city. A 
total of 108 lights with 18 different themes are put up along the way, and will 
last until the end of February 2021.

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Source: The Publicity Department of Banan District, Chongqing