Ted Allen’s topic, Food is EVERYTHING, will address his career, the importance of cuisine and the value of food when promoting a destination.
Honolulu, Hawaii (PRWEB)
August 29, 2017
Ted Allen, the Emmy and two-time James Beard Award winner who is best known as the host of the hit prime-time competition series “Chopped” and “Chopped Junior” on the Food Network, will present a keynote address on the second day of the 2017 Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu.
Presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the three-day Global Tourism Summit takes place September 19-21 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Sustainable tourism is the summit theme.
Allen will make his presentation on Wednesday, September 20 at noon at the Hawaii Convention Center. Allen’s topic, Food is EVERYTHING, will address his career, the importance of cuisine and the value of food when promoting a destination.
George D. Szigeti, HTA president and CEO, noted that Allen’s presentation will convey the importance of locally inspired cuisine and how this relates to the Hawaii experience. “Ted Allen and the Food Network have had an enormous impact in showing how cuisine is an enticing aspect of the travel experience for any destination. His presentation at the Global Tourism Summit will be fascinating for anyone who loves enjoying food when they travel.”
Szigeti added, “Hawaii’s standing as a world-class culinary destination continues to strengthen and evolve, and a key reason for that is the outstanding, creative chefs we have throughout the islands. They utilize the delicious, locally grown foods produced by farmers and ranchers statewide to prepare new dishes of cuisine that highlight our heritage, culture and ethnic…