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Nanjing, 27 April 2015 - Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing will celebrate Mother’s Day for the first time on 10 May 2015.

To give mom’s a unique celebration, the hotel organised a mother’s cooking competition at the end of April to encourage their participation. The winners’ dishes will be presented at buffet to enable more diners to taste the winning specialties.

Registration for the mother’s cooking competition was fierce, after the selection process, a total 15 mothers participated in the first competition. Mr. Terence Ng, Director of Food and Beverage, Mr. Joe Hou, Chinese Sous Chef, Mr. Tom Fan, Western Executive Chef, and Ms. Chen Jing, media partner and general manager of a French restaurant in Nanjing were the panel of judges who evaluated the dishes.

Although the entries were all home style, such as Braised Meat in Soy Sauce, Mixed Vegetable, Spicy Chicken, Steamed Fish, Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs and Roasted Crayfish, the judgers had difficult time selecting the winning dishes.

Three mothers won the first round of competition. The rewards included a two-night stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Sanya as first prize, a two-night stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Hangzhou as second prize and a two-night stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing as third prize. All room stays included daily buffet breakfast for two persons. This competition received support from Yihai Kerry Foodstuffs Marketing Co. Ltd. Nanjing branch. They provided luxury hampers for the mothers who joined the final round.
“There are lots of ways to celebrate the Mother’s Day, make mothers feel happy and make it memorable. Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing is going to let mothers show their talent in front of others, indulge the way they like, that’s the reason we presented this cooking competition.” said by Mr. Terence Ng, the hotel’s Director of Food and Beverage. “We will keep doing more activities, such as International Children’s Day and Father’ Day in June, to encourage the people join us, feel the difference and unique celebration that Shangri-La presents.”

Background of Partnership
Chinese cuisine has long history. The spirit of the Chinese people is in every dish. With the great support from the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Culture and the China ambassador for the United Nations Education Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO) and sponsorship from China Cuisine Association, the oil brand under Kerry Foodstuffs Marketing Co. Ltd. successfully held the “2015 China Non-Heritage Foodstuffs in UNESCO” in Paris. 

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages nearly 90 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 37,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar and Sri Lanka.  For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.
          Director of Communications
          Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing
          Tel: (86 25) 8311 7116