“I started cooking with my mom when I was five years old and had this amazing obsession with her food. She would let me taste things. And that’s how I learned how to taste, not just cook,” Chef Tu said.
Chef Tu is a California-born first-generation Vietnamese-American chef whose family comes from the island of Phu Quoc. He remembers the struggles and hardships he and his family faced over the years.
“We grew up very, very poor. And I think for many years, I had self-shame about my identity and my own story. And given the fact that my parents have been laborers their