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Chef Wendy Zeng

"What I love most about cooking is the challenge of combining unlikely-paired flavors, textures, and cultures to explore their commonalities."

 
 
 
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A CELEBRATION OF CULTURES

WenYerHungry celebrates cultural diversity through creative takes on food and dishes that became popular due to the Asian diaspora around the world. We understand that for other food lovers, eating is a life-long journey of exploration, discovery and experimentation that expands their global palette. 

 
 
 
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Background

Hot, spicy, sour, pungent, salty, aromatic– together all describe the unique flavor profiles of chef Wendy's hometown cuisine. Historically known as the land of plenty, Sichuan enabled a cuisine prepared and eaten by the common people. The abundance of flavorful gastronomic creations raised the demand and standard for the quality and complexity of the cuisine. There is no such thing as a “foodie” in Sichuan as all the locals are highly opinionated and passionate about what they eat. In 2011 the UN declared the capital of Sichuan, Chengdu, to be a city of gastronomy in order to recognize the sophistication of its cooking.

Being born in Chengdu, chef Wendy spent her formative years learning the ins and outs of this complex cuisine in her grandfather's kitchen. After moving to Memphis, TN when she was 10, Wendy discovered southern BBQ and soul food. She found that similar to Sichuan cuisine, Southern food is about family, history, and the food that brings us together.

Currently based in Los Angeles, Wendy continues to be inspired by the ever evolving food scene of this diverse city that highlights the best of cuisines throughout the world. Her dinners will feature dishes inspired by her culinary journey. She is excited to take the adventurous palates of LA food lovers on that same journey through a tasting menus across cultures, traditions, and various mouth-numbing peppercorns.

 

 

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”

— George Bernard Shaw