One Ferry Building
San Francisco, California 94111

ACF is proud to launch the premier symposium on Asian food and culture.

Our three-day celebration will gather a diverse group of professionals to explore how Asian communities have created dynamic cuisines around the world.

Please join us as we explore exciting changes in Asian cuisines around the globe. ACF connects experts and professionals who are dedicated to studying and enjoying the dynamic, influential food culture of Asian communities. We believe in the importance of tradition and history, yet understand the need to look with clear eyes toward the future.

Speakers and attendees at our events and annual symposium include distinguished artists and academicians, chefs and farmers, producers and distributors, writers and entrepreneurs. This diverse group gathers in San Francisco, a culinary capital with its own rich legacy of immigration and gastronomy.


Madhur Jaffrey (keynote), cookbook author
Martin Yan, Master Chef, author, television host, and cooking instructor
James Oseland, editor in chief, Saveur magazine
Olivia Wu, chef, Google
Martin Manalansan, anthropologist, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Melissa Hung, founding editor, Hyphen magazine
Paul Kwan, documentary filmmaker, Anatomy of a Spring Roll
Edwin Soon, oenologist and author, Asian Food with Wine
Roy Fong, founder and proprietor, Imperial Tea Court

Please check back: registration for the ACF Symposium opens on July 21. In the meantime, be sure to sign up for our email updates. (see website)

We’re putting the finishing touches on our weekend-long extravaganza. Be sure to check back often — we’ll post more details soon about the symposium schedule, our line-up of speakers and how to register.

The San Francisco Bay Area, long recognized as one of the premier culinary capitals of the world, continues to lead the way in food culture and politics. With its historic neighborhoods and diverse communities, its culinary artisans and specialty agriculture, and its renowned restaurants and respected universities, our city is the ideal setting for an annual conference on Pan-Asian cuisine and culture.

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Added by aymanshamma on July 9, 2008