December 18, 2014

Chef Joseph Poon - Master Chef - Chinatown, Philadelphia, PA

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2015 – Year of the Sheep

Chinese New Year & Chef Joseph Poon

*** Announcement ***

In 2015 – There will be NO Chinese New Year banquets at the Chef Kitchen because of an extensive travel schedule for Chef Poon for demonstrations, appearances and culinary instruction.
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Ryan from West Chester sent us this note after he attended one of Chef Poon’s CNY events:

“The weather was cooperative, the festival was entertaining, and the food was spectacular. But Chef Joe’s affability and earnest engagement of the patrons stole the show.  Of course from my perspective, and the perspective  of my date, the opportunity to spend some moments with Chef Joe simply in his element out and about in Chinatown, treating us both as if we were age old friends despite the fact that we proved relative strangers, served as the most superlative facet of the event.  The experience reinforced the premise of which we were both already aware, that Chef Joseph Poon serves as not only a credit to the culinary community and Chinatown particularly, but more broadly as an irreplaceable asset and cultural ambassador to the city itself.”      

Thanks, Ryan.  We agree!                                                                     

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 2012 was the Year of the Dragon

Chef Poon’s Year of the Dragon CNY Banquet was highlighted in Kimberly Cambra’s Local Living Magazine. View the digital version here.  Click arrows to see Wok ‘N Walk on the Wild Side of Chinatown on pages 43 & 44!

Year of the SHEEP-2015 The Sheep is the most feminine sign of the Chinese Zodiac. It symbolizes prosperity and comfort. Sheep are gentle, righteous, sincere, artistic, and elegant. They like to exercise moderation and be cautious in life. They are romantic and likely would choose partners who would protect them and give them the room to grow. Food, shelter, and clothing are three basic things which remain most important in a Sheep’s life. They usually possess their three basic necessities even in toughest circumstances. Sheep are shy sometimes. They have a tendency to be overcome by their emotions and become pessimistic and withdrawn.People born in the Year of the Sheep are kind-hearted, tender, polite, clever, and easily taken by sympathy. Female Sheep like to appear sharp. Sheep work very hard to accomplish their goals, but could be pessimistic sometimes and easy to complain about things. They are good team workers and often like to remain in the background of an endeavor. Sheep are generous with their time as well as their money. The quiet outer appearance of the Sheep belies his inner determination. When threatened, Sheep can respond passionately and firmly. Sheep have a special fondness for quiet living. They crave for love, attention and approval in life.Sheep Years: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

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Chef Poon will not be creating a Chinese New Year Menu in 2015 because of extended travel for demos, appearances and culinary student presentations.

Kung hei fat choi!




“So happy you could  join me to celebrate  Chinese New Year!  I wish every one  a happy, healthy and prosperous year”.  –  Chef Poon