Hannah Wong: From Academic Writing to Regional Vietnamese Cooking
Join cohosts Vallery and Ethan for a conversation with Chef Hannah Wong of Van Da, a modern Vietnamese restaurant in NYC's East Village. Before beginning her culinary career, Hannah was a Fulbright scholar and editorial assistant at Harvard University Press. After switching gears and returning to school to pursue a culinary degree at Johnson & Wales, she worked at Daniel Boulud’s dB bistro Moderne and Gramercy Tavern before being tapped to help run the kitchen at Battersby. She has also appeared on Food Network’s Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay. Since 2017 she has been the Executive Chef of Real Food Catering. In March, she and owner Yen Ngo opened Van Đa, a modern Vietnamese restaurant in the East Village. It received one star from Pete Wells in the NYT and was recognized as a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide.
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