Adding More Beef to ASEAN Menus
An recent intensive two-day training program for chefs from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – funded, in part, by the beef checkoff – introduced them to a wider variety of U.S. beef cuts for their menus. Although participating chefs already use U.S. beef in their restaurants, the seminar focused on expanding their menu options to dishes made with a wider array of U.S. cuts, in addition to offering instruction about proper storage and handling of chilled and frozen beef. For details, visit Singapore Training.
Cooking With My Dad
About 100 pairs of children and their fathers prepared their favorite U.S. beef recipes together during the Dubai Food Carnival. Participants in the “My Dad Can Cook” program, funded by the beef checkoff, vied for the “Top Masterchef” honors, working with U.S. beef cuts and discussing cooking methods with judges. The winning father-and-daughter team and their family won a U.S. steak dinner at the Palm Grill, which serves U.S. roast beef. The two-day festival drew more than 20,000 visitors. For details, go to My Dad Can Cook.
For additional information:
www.usmef.org offers reports on the activities of the U.S. Meat Export Federation, including many beef checkoff programs managed by the organization, and offers extensive information about international meat trade.
For a brochure about checkoff-funded foreign-marketing programs, click here.
Foreign Marketing - Archive
- Soaring U.S. Beef Sales from Promotion in Japan (April)
- Translating U.S. Beef-Cut Names (April)
- U.S. Beef Exports Close 2013 With Record Value (February)
- Leveraging Opportunities in Japan (February)
- Upgrading Convenience Stores in Japan (September)
- Beef Exports Set 2013 High (September)
- Teaching Koreans to Cook U.S. Beef (August)
According to the Beef Act, foreign marketing means application of checkoff-funded promotion, research, consumer information and industry information programs in international markets, with the purpose of developing, maintaining and increasing worldwide acceptance and sales of U.S. beef and beef products. This includes country-specific programs aimed at expanding market penetration, gaining new market access, addressing global consumer issues and building trust in the image of the U.S. beef industry.