2019 Lunar New Year Celebration
HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR! ~ Year Of The Pig ~
NAAAP-Miami & APABA of South Florida cordially invite you and your family to celebrate the "Year of The Pig" with us. Come and enjoy a fun and festive evening with:
- Lion dance performance
- Delicious 9-course dinner
- Lucky draw prizes
- Networking opportunity
- Guest speaker, Manny Wong, owner/founder of Fullei Fresh in Miami since 1978 (*)
WHEN: Saturday February 16, 2019
6:00 PM Check-in & Networking
7:00 PM Lion Dance Performance
7:30 PM Dinner & Other Programs
WHERE: Gold Marquess Fine Chinese Cuisine
8525 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
ATTIRE: Semi-formal / Cocktail
Early Registration expires Wednesday 02/13/19, add $15 after expiration
This event is hosted by and a collaboration between The Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) of South Florida & National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) in Miami
(*) Guest Speaker's Bio:
Manny Wong was born in Havana, Cuba, the son of Chinese immigrants. He came to the United States as a child and grew up in the food industry. His father grew bean sprouts in Cuba and then in Miami, FL established a popular Chinese restaurant.
Upon graduating from Pace University in 1978, Manny established Fully Inc. They grew bean and soy sprouts to serve the Asian community in Miami. For some time they also produced tofu, soymilk and rice noodles. The product line later expanded to include “green” sprouts such as alfalfa, broccoli, clover, snow pea, sunflower and wheatgrass. In 1997 the name Fully was changed to Fullei Fresh. Currently they grow almost 20 varieties of sprouts and shoots.
Manny has been a pioneer in the sprouting industry by helping to develop procedures for food safety. He was one of only two sprout growers to be involved with the formation of the United States’ Food and Drug Administration’s Sprout Safety Alliance, which developed the regulations for the sprout industry. Fullei Fresh was the first facility to be in compliance with their requirements. Manny is also a lead instructor for the Sprout Safety Alliance. He teaches sprout growers and government regulators about the protocols for the safe production of sprouts.
Manny believes in community involvement. He is a current board member of the Miami- Dade County Asian American Advisory Board and NANAY (National Alliance to Nurture the Aged and the Youth.) He is a past board member of the International Sprout Growers Association as well as other organizations.