P.F. Chang’s Announces Cecilia Chiang PBS Cooking Series

P.F. Chang’s is celebrating the launch of a new public television mini-series, The Kitchen Wisdom of Cecilia Chiang. The six-part series launches this

P.F. Chang’s is celebrating the launch of a new public television mini-series, “The Kitchen Wisdom of Cecilia Chiang.” The six-part series launches this month on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). P.F. Chang’s is the lead sponsor of the series, which was produced by Frappé Inc. and is presented and distributed by American Public Television. Additional clips and details are available by contacting P.F. Chang’s directly.

Cecilia Chiang is the mother of P.F. Chang’s co-founder, Philip Chiang. She introduced Americans to authentic northern Chinese cuisine in 1961 with her San Francisco-based restaurant the Mandarin and is widely recognized as the ‘Julia Child of Chinese Cooking.’ (Photo: Business Wire)

July 28, 2016 04:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(


BUSINESS WIRE

)–

P.F.
Chang’s

is celebrating the launch of a new public television
mini-series,

The
Kitchen Wisdom of Cecilia Chiang

. The six-part series launches this
month on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). P.F. Chang’s is
the lead sponsor of the series, which was produced by Frappé Inc. and is
presented and distributed by

American
Public Television

. Additional clips and details are available by
contacting P.F. Chang’s directly.

Cecilia Chiang is the mother of P.F. Chang’s co-founder, Philip Chiang.
She introduced Americans to authentic northern Chinese cuisine in 1961
with her San Francisco-based restaurant the Mandarin and is widely
recognized as the ‘Julia Child of Chinese Cooking.’ Before launching
P.F. Chang’s, Philip worked with Cecilia at the Mandarin restaurant. Her
experiences, point of view and commitment to quality heavily influenced
Philip’s development of the P.F. Chang’s experience.

In honor of Cecilia, P.F. Chang’s is renaming potstickers, its most
popular dim sum, “Cecilia’s Dumplings.” All of P.F. Chang’s dim sum is
hand folded and made fresh daily in each restaurant, just as Cecilia
made them at the Mandarin.

“From the day we opened our doors, we have been celebrating Cecilia’s
kitchen wisdom,” said Dwayne Chambers, P.F. Chang’s chief marketing
officer. “We continue to believe that simple, clean, wholesome
ingredients, scratch cooked by our chefs in every restaurant every day
makes for a truly great dish and an excellent guest experience.”

Throughout the cooking series, Cecilia demonstrates her classic Chinese
cooking techniques and shares the history of some of her legendary
dishes including: beggars chicken, a whole, stuffed chicken wrapped in
lotus leaves and clay; the original pot sticker; crispy Szechuan duck;
squab in lettuce cups; and glacéed bananas. Known as a mentor and friend
of restaurateurs throughout the Bay area, Cecilia also spends time
cooking alongside top local chefs, including—Corey Lee, chef and owner
of Benu; Nancy Oakes, chef/owner of Boulevard; Belinda Leong, chef,
co-owner and creator of b.patisserie; Laurence Jossel the chef and owner
of Nopa and Nopalita; Gary Danko, chef/owner of Restaurant Gary Danko;
and Keiko Takahashi, chef/owner of Keiko on Nob Hill.

“Cecilia’s influence on Asian food in America is unsurpassed,” said
Michael Osanloo, CEO of P.F. Chang’s. “We are honored to support The
Kitchen Wisdom of Cecilia Chiang series, and to continue celebrating her
legacy in our kitchens across the globe.”

About Cecilia Chiang

Cecilia Chiang was born in China, immigrated to San Francisco, and
without ever cooking a day in her life, opened the legendary Mandarin
restaurant in 1961, which introduced Americans to authentic Chinese
cuisine. Cecilia befriended the icons of America’s food world including
Julia Child, James Beard, Chuck Williams, the founder of
Williams-Sonoma, and a young Alice Waters before her Chez Panisse fame.
She is widely regarded as one of the nation’s first purveyors of
authentic northern Chinese cuisine and is one of a handful of women who
led the way to more progressive, interesting, and ingredient-driven
cooking in the U.S.

P.F. Chang’s

Founded in 1993 by Philip Chiang and Paul Fleming, P.F. Chang’s is the
first multi-unit restaurant concept in the U.S. to honor and celebrate
the 2,000-year-old tradition of wok cooking as the center of the guest
experience. Since inception, P.F. Chang’s chefs have been hand-rolling
dim sum, hand chopping and slicing all vegetables and meats, scratch
cooking every sauce and wok-cooking every dish, every day in every
restaurant. P.F. Chang’s new Farm to Wok

TM

menu highlights
its wholesome, scratch-only approach to cooking and introduces new
dishes and drinks for lunch, happy hour and dinner. Today, P.F. Chang’s
has 214 U.S. restaurants, including three airport locations, plus 66
international locations. For more P.F. Chang’s news, promotions and
store openings, or to make reservations, visit

www.pfchangs.com

and follow us on

Facebook

and Twitter

@PFChangs

.

Contacts

P.F. Chang’s

Investor Contact:

Nick Karls, 480-888-3000


Nicholas.Karls@pfchangs.com

or

Media
Contact:

Kelly Pascal Gould, 303-324-6723


Kelly@pascalpr.com

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