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Culinary Salon Dinner with Ching-He Huang MBE

Tuesday, February 20 2024, 7pm - 10.30pm, at Academy Restaurant, Ulster University, York Street, Belfast


The Oxford Cultural Collective and Ulster University are staging a Culinary Salon: a series of dinners hosted by some of the UK and Ireland’s most admired chefs and food writers. The events, which are held in the Academy restaurant in central Belfast, celebrate the cultural diversity that characterises our contemporary hospitality scene, shine a light on Northern Ireland as a leading food and drink destination and provide outstanding learning opportunities for students.

This creative initiative has been made possible through generous funding from the Savoy Educational Trust.


To book the Culinary Salon dinner with Ching-He Huang, follow this link.


Ching-He Huang MBE is an Emmy-nominated, award winning TV chef and cookery book author, who has been championing, popularising and de-mystifying Chinese cuisine, since 2003. Ching’s approach to cookery stems from the traditional farming community of her grandparents in Southern Taiwan. Her ethos is to use fresh organic produce, making cooking fun, accessible and nutritious to all.

Ching has fronted 11 TV shows, including the epic four-part BBC series Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure, with Ken Hom, and authored 10 cookery books. She is a regular guest on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen Live and ITV’s Lorraine and This Morning. Her next book, Wok For Less, will be published in January 2024 by Kyle Books.

Ching supports numerous charities – Buddhist Charity TZU CHI, whose aims are to show Compassion in Action, and the charity Centrepoint, whose goal is to end youth homelessness – both causes close to Ching’s heart.  She launched her online cookery school last summer to help those who want to learn the beauty of Chinese cooking from the comfort of their own home. It is hosted on her website platform www.chinghehuang.com with interactive classes and access to Ching’s expertise.

Ching received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2020 for services to The Culinary Arts.

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