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Golden Award at the 8th Annual "China-Star" Cooking Competition

On June 15, 2009, the four-time nominated "Master Chef" from See Thru Chinese Kitchen, Zhenwei Ma, once again entered and won the first place at the 8th Annual "China-Star" Cooking Competition. Chef Ma and See-Thru Chinese Kitchen Corp. were honored the "Golden" trophy and certification by the the famous celebrity chef, Martine Yan. This is second time for See Thru Kitchen. The first time we won was in 2005.

There were total of 20 Chinese restaurants from different regions in the Great Chicago Area that participated in this cooking contest. There were three categories of battling: cutting skill, sauce preparation, final cook show, and presentation. Each stage was scored on a 25 point scale. Chef Ma from See Thru Chinese Kitchen won the first place by receiving a record high score of 94 and leading the second place by eight points. The two dishes that we prepared and brought to win this contest are "Salt and Pepper Shrimp" and "Szechuan Fish." They are also available at selected locations See Thru Chinese Kitchen.

About Martine Yan

The celebrated host of over 3,000 cooking shows, broadcast worldwide, Martin Yan enjoys distinction as a certified Master Chef, a highly respected food consultant, a cooking instructor and a prolific author. His diverse talents have found expression in 30 cookbooks.He refined his natural talent at the Overseas Institute of Cookery in Hong Kong, and then pursued an MS in Food Science at The University of California/Davis in the US. In 1978, he pioneered a daily TV Chinese cooking show: the now classic “Yan Can Cook.” A valued instructor at top culinary institutions, Chef Yan has taught at The Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales University, The California Culinary Academy and The Chinese Cuisine Institute in Hong Kong. In 1985, he founded the Yan Can Cooking School in California and in 2007 founded The Martin Yan Culinary Arts Center, a unique international culinary academy for professional chefs in Shenzhen, China.