Team Taiwan, the winner of the United Tastes of America regional competition in Taipei last month are spending this week in Las Vegas training for the final competition and learning how to integrate highbush blueberries into dishes. Taiwan is a major market for fresh and now processed blueberries.
Our concept: train the trainers who will return home and continue to spread the blueberry message to peers. (Members of Team Taiwan are culinary educators with years of experience in the Taiwan foodservice trade including trendsetting restaurants and hotels.
The venue is South Point, a major Las Vegas hotel Casino and spa who kindly allowed use of their state of the art kitchens for use by the team.
Here are some photos from the day one of training. Special thanks to Executive Chef Christopher Johns H.G.T. who has been a gracious host to Team Taiwan and the Blueberry Guy.