Chef Jan Hwang-june Won Gold in Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup


Photo credit Xue Liang

Taiwanese chef Jan Hwang-june won a gold medal at the 2014 Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup from Nov 22 to 26 in Luxembourg.

With 50 years of experience, the chef has been participating international cuisine competitions since 1983 and has won 16 medals so far. Master chef Hwang June Jan was the state banquet chef for Chiang Ching-kuo and Yen Chia-kan. He was also the host of the CCTV cooking show “Snack World”. He has done his part to promote Sino-American relations by delighting the palates of foreign envoys at countless diplomatic events. In the past 10 years, he’s competed in a number of European cooking competitions—winning gold medals in many of them. He was also the first Chinese chef to win a gold medal at an International Cooking competition held in the US. Hwang has also been honored by the New York City council with the “Outstanding Citizen” award several times.

Chef Jan was honored by New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, New York City Councilman Peter Koo, and OCAC Director James Cheng during a celebration on Dec 12 at Crossing Art(136-17 39 Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354)in New York.

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