For Immediate Release
Newark California - April 12, 2019 – The Chinese Restaurant Foundation is co-sponsoring a gala banquet celebrating Chinese culture in America that will highlight two aspects of Chinese cultures: Cheongsam (Qipao) fashion (a tip of sewing needle) and traditional Chinese food (a bite of China)
CRF’s community-oriented feast for the eyes and the tongue will take place April 14, 2019 from 6-9pm at H.L. Peninsula Restaurant in South San Francisco.
The gala will feature Qipao dresses and Chinese state-dinner-style cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs to
honor winners of the Chinese Restaurant Foundation’s Legacy Award commemorating long-standing Chinese
restaurants in the U.S.
The banquet gala will take place on “Qipao Day” established by the former Mayor of San Francisco, Edwin Mah
Lee (Li Mengxian), to be held every April 14th.
Invited guests include London Breed, Mayor, San Francisco, David Smith, Mayor Emeritus, City of Newark,
Mayors from several other Bay Area cities, Cecilia Chiang, founder of “The Mandarin” Chinese restaurant in San
Francisco, VIPs and Legacy Award-winning restaurateurs.
The gala banquet is co-sponsored by Qifengtang, San Francisco Qipao Cultural Month Foundation and the
Chinese Restaurant Foundation.
Members of the press are invited to attend the gala between 6pm and 6:45pm during which there will be fruit
carving demonstrations and giveaways, Qipao embroidery demonstrations, meet-and-greet opportunities with
VIPs and the restaurateurs behind some of the Legacy Award-winning Chinese restaurants, a guest signing board
photo opportunities and other festivities.
Please RSVP to attend by noon Sunday April 14, 2019.
Chinese Restaurant Foundation
About The Chinese Restaurant Foundation
The Chinese Restaurant Foundation (www.ChineseRestaurantFoundation.org) is a non-profit trade organization
that promotes Chinese restaurants in the U.S.
CRF’s mission is to unify the Chinese restaurant industry, promote its development and bolster communication
among its members, host an annual Top 100 Chinese Restaurant Awards competition and ceremony to promote
exchanges and cooperation among the industry, promote the exchange of visits of the culinary cultures between
China and the U.S., bring talented Chinese chefs to the U.S., attract investment from aboard in U.S. restaurants
and improve the competitive capability of the American-Chinese restaurant industry.
CRF is tied closely with Chinese Restaurant News, a monthly trade publication founded in 1995 to inform
Chinese-speaking restaurateurs of foodservice industry news and trends.