SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2012) - If you want to know what's cooking at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Luwan, you have to look beyond its restaurants in the Shanghai Luwan district and into the world of culinary competition, where its chefs are sending others to the chopping block.

This past November, three chefs from the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Luwan, an international hotel in Shanghai, entered the 14th annual FHC International Culinary Arts Competition -- and all three walked away with medals. The international food, drink, hospitality and foodservice exhibition, held November 16th through the 18th at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, staged various competitions, including culinary arts and live cooking.

Jenny Wang, pastry chef de partie at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Luwan, a Luwan district hotel, won the gold medal for her sugar buffet display, featuring a native peony flower. In the individual live cooking competitions, Alex Chu, Western chef de partie, won a silver medal for his pan-seared salmon in saffron clam sauce, and Marco Tang, Western chef de partie, won a bronze medal for his Canadian beef tenderloin with porcini potato and winter herb jus.

The three wins at the FHC International Culinary Arts Competition were an appetizer to the Asian Pastry Cup competition, held December 7, 2011, where John Qi, executive pastry chef at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Luwan, a hotel in Shanghai Luwan, qualified for the national Chinese culinary team for the second year in a row with his gold medal-win. Chef Qi will represent China at the World Showpiece Competition in Singapore in April 2012.

To learn more about the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Luwan, visit us online at There you can discover our six restaurants and lounges, including Blue Moon, our contemporary Chinese restaurant featuring authentic dishes, fresh seafood, an extensive beverage menu and nine private dining rooms. Those looking for a casual meal will enjoy our Red Zen noodle bar and Java+, our coffee house serving quick bites throughout the day. For dinner with a view, check out the all-day buffet at City Bistro, where large windows and an open plan bring in plenty of natural light and offer a view of Huangpu River. For a truly breathtaking setting and delicious beverage menu, head to our Roof Top Bar.

About the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Luwan
The new Shanghai Marriott Hotel Luwan is a modern, stylish and elegant hotel set along the Huangpu River. Located near Tianzifang, where you'll find trendy restaurants and bars, Mercedes-Benz Arena, Xintiandi and business offices and parks, we offer fine dining and comfortable rooms, with the impeccable service guests expect from Marriott. Guestrooms are outfitted with contemporary furnishings, high-speed Internet access, plush bedding, cable TVs, mini-fridges, plug-in panels and individual climate control. Many rooms also feature stunning river views. In a fast-paced city, we offer ways to unwind, including a 24-hour fitness center and indoor pool/whirlpool. We're also a destination for dining in Shanghai, with six restaurants and lounges, including our contemporary Chinese restaurant, Blue Moon, and Red Zen, a modern, casual noodle bar. Our location, amenities, services, design and more than 17,000 sq ft of event space make us the perfect choice for meetings, weddings, conferences and banquets.

Contact Information:

Nelson Chow
Shanghai Marriott Hotel Luwan