|Ist EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ASIAN CUISINE AND CULTURE|
The idea of CUINASIA arose from two lovers of the food world, Annette Abstoss, expert in gastronomy, and Anna Saura, restaurant-owner, pioneer in introducing japanese cuisine in Spain.
They are both founders of the first School of Asian Cuisine in Spain and founder and collaborator of the Association "Alimentacion-FAD". Their entrepreneurial spirit combined with their passion and interest for the food world brought them to create ASiAA Consulting and organize this important project, CUINASIA.
ASiAA Consulting offers services in consulting, training and conference organization, everything related to the food sector.
Mark Miller, chef/owner of the renowned Coyote Café in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the author of a wide range of cookbooks. He taught Japanese studies at the University of Berkley and has travelled and eaten in Asia for over 30 years. He opened a series of Noodle bars -Raku and was chef/owner of Loongbar in San Francsico. He also works as chef-consultant to JA-Zenchu ( www.kumaiharvest.com) and for Pei Wei, a division of PF Changs, Americas largest Asian restaurant brand. Mark Miller is currently part of the CUINASIA organisation team.
CUINASIA has the total support of the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya), the Barcelona City Hall and Casa Asia, the Institution representing the Asian culture and business in Spain.
All these public institutions have shown their interest and express their support to the Conference to be a great success now and in future editions.
Furthermore, all their representatives agree on the originality of the structure and its pioneer character, making this event an important added value for the city of Barcelona.