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American chef Gilmore set to visit nation for culinary exchange: AIT

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- American chef Bryce Gilmore is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan tomorrow for a 10-day visit to exchange culinary experience with Taiwanese people, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) announced yesterday.

 During his visit, the a ward-winning chef will share his cooking skills and explore culinary culture in Taiwan, the AIT said in a released statement.

 Gilmore will join local non-governmental organizations for a culinary exchange with underprivileged children, he will present his cuisine in a cooking demonstration for students, and he will prepare dishes for AIT's Fourth of July Independence Day celebration events and receptions.

 A native of Austin, Texas, Gilmore was born into a culinary family and got his first taste of the industry working in the kitchen of his father's restaurant. He enrolled in the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and refined his cooking skills by working in Austin and San Francisco.

 He is now the chef and owner of two Austin restaurants and was recognized as a Food & Wine “Best New Chef 2010” and StarChefs.com 2012 Rising Star Chef, the AIT said.

 The chef's program is part of the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Culinary Partnership launched in 2012 to promote culinary engagement in the world, it noted.

He is scheduled to leave Taiwan on July 6.

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American chef Bryce Gilmore poses for a photograph in this undated picture. Gilmore will begin his 10-day visit to Taiwan tomorrow. (Photo courtesy of the American Institute in Taiwan)

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