The Hutong is Beijing’s Cultural Exchange center in the heart of the capital. The mission of this center is to provide innovative programs that extend knowledge beyond one’s own culture and to cultivate intercultural connections. The Hutong is committed to providing events and services that appreciate, give back and support the Beijing community and offers Cooking Classes, Tea Workshops, Educational Programs, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Private Events…and more!
Born in the USA and raised in a small southern town, Tess spent her childhood in the countryside along the Mississippi River before attending university in Memphis, Tennessee. There she first found her interest in China. After graduating, she moved to Beijing and has been here for the past 3 years exploring the hutongs, enjoying the local food and culture, and making friends from around the world. After such a good experience attending CFFC last year, she is happy to be contributing further as a table host this year.