Susan and Larry Zimmerman, of Highland, announce the engagement of their son, Carl Zimmerman, to Wenqi Pan, daughter of Zhenguo Pan and Hongbao Qiu, of Shanghai, China.
The future groom is 2001 graduate of River Hill High School and a 2005 graduate of Johnson and Wales University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in culinary nutrition. He is currently employed as a chef at G2B, in Durham, N.C.
The bride-to-be is a student at the University of North Carolina and will be graduating in August 2011 with a Ph.D. in molecular biology.
A wedding is planned for Oct. 1 in Silver Spring.