Mama Fu's Asian House has announced this year's winner of its Second Annual Culinary Challenge. Chef James Clark from The Triangle location in Austin, Texas, was recognized for his award-winning dish, Ginger Chili Glazed Salmon.

In its second year, the Annual Culinary Challenge is meant to showcase the chefs in the Mama Fu's system. For the challenge, each restaurant chef, alone or with their restaurant team, created an appetizer, entrée or dessert that reflects Mama Fu's culture, culinary DNA and fresh point of view.

The award-winning menu item, Ginger Chili Glazed Salmon, will be featured on the next Mama Fu's Black Market Menu to be launched in late January. The Black Market Menu is a collection of innovative recipes and seasonal dishes that are only available upon special request.

"The Annual Culinary Challenge is something we started to embolden camaraderie within our team while allowing our expert chefs to really get creative and show off what they can do," said Randy Murphy, president and CEO of Mama Fu's. "Mama Fu's wouldn't have a reputation for food without our chefs, and a lot of excellent dishes are created during the culinary challenge."

Eight chefs were given 20 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to produce their submissions for the challenge, which were judged on taste, preparation and planning by Mama Fu's executives.

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