Entrepreneurship in the Food Industry 食在創業


Alex Hsu is an emerging chef/owner of Rue 216 French Bistro in Taipei. He will take us into his adventure of Food and Entrepreneurship crossing three continents - Europe, America and Asia. Chieh-Yen, a certified dietitian trying to bake and make the safest and the best for kids. Columbia Alumni Association of Taiwan cordially invites you to join us with our two outstanding alum, Alex Hsu and Chieh-Yen Chen, on the topic of “Entrepreneurship in the Food Industry”.


但到底美食創業是怎麼一回事?在仲夏的午後,歡迎大家一起來Rue 216 French Bistro & Bar 聆聽徐嘉陽及陳頡燕兩位校友分享餐飲業創業的秘辛與心得:食在創業。


Alex Hsu 徐嘉陽 (BS in Mechanical Engineering ‘93 & MA in International Affairs SIPA ’94): Alex has 14 years of working experience in Wall Street, but he gave it up to attend to Le Cordon Bleu and founded Rue 216 in 2009.  By insisting on cooking with 100% natural ingredients, Rue 216 has become one of the most enduring and authentic restaurants serving Southern French cuisine in Taipei.

Chieh-Yen Chen 陳頡燕 (MS in Nutrition Education TC ’01): Yen is an American registered dietitian. As a full-time mom with two children, she realized the serious problem of food safety and started Cakelangelo in 2014 to bake for kids. This year, Cakelangelo sets its goal to start teaching the idea of “from farm to fork” to help kids love food again.

Event Information

Sunday, August 21, 2016

15:00-15:30   Check-in & Networking

15:30-16:30   Talks

16:30-17:00   Q & A


Rue 216 French Bistro & Bar

No. 12, Alley 4, Lane 345, Section 4, Renai Road, Da’an District, Taipei






Cost (light refreshments will be provided)

NT$500 for Columbia alumni & friends before 8/14

Please purchase ticket(s) here:



NT$600 for walk-ins on the day of the event


Hosted by

President Chris Wei & Secretary Chingyu Yao, CAA of Taiwan

Website: http://taiwan.alumni.columbia.edu/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caatw/

Questions? Please email caataiwan@gmail.com

Generously sponsored by Rue 216 French Bistro & Bar1918353_194333843549_4438396_n.jpg

August 21, 2016 at 3pm - 6pm

Rue 216 French Bistro & Bar


Will you come?