Hung Huynh

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Birth Name

Hung Huynh

Place Of Birth

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


44 years old

Birth Date

January 24, 1978

Star Sign


Hung Huynh Facts

Child Star?




Education & Qualifications

The Culinary Institute of America

Net Worth

$1.5 million



Chinese Year

Year of the Horse

About Hung Huynh 

Hung Huynh was born on January 25, 1978, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Chef Hung Huynh is a Vietnamese-American chef. Hung Huynh is most known for winning the third season in 2007 of Bravo's 'Top Chef,' a TV reality culinary competition show.

Hung has served as the executive chef at restaurants like Catch Miami, Catch, and The General, opened by him by joining hands with EMM Group. The General serves modern Asian cuisine, while Catch specializes in seafood. Hung Huynh's zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Hung Huynh's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Hung Huynh's net worth?

Hung Huynh has a net worth estimated to be around $1.5 million.

How much does Hung Huynh earn per year?

Hung Huynh's annual salary is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Hung Huynh?

The height of Hung Huynh is not known.

How old is Hung Huynh?

Hung Huynh is 44 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Hung Huynh was born in Vietnam and brought up in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Huynh is the son of a Vietnamese father and a Chinese mother and was born in Vietnam. His parents' names are not known. Kim's Dragon Restaurant in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is owned by his parents. Huynh began his culinary education as a young kid at his Vietnamese immigrant parents' restaurant. Huynh was brought up consuming meals from both cultures. Huynh has grown up with his siblings in Pittsfield. Huynh received his culinary diploma in 2002 from the Culinary Institute of America. He has been trained in both Asian cuisine and classic French cuisines.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Hung Huynh dating? 

As per Hung Huynh's personal life, he is not married. Hung Huynh tries to keep his private life out of the spotlight.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Chef Huynh has worked in a few of Manhattan's most prestigious kitchens, like Thomas Keller's Per Se and Christian Delourvier's Lespinasse. Guy Savoy, a three-Michelin-star restaurant, opened in Las Vegas in 2006; he worked there as a chef.

Chef Huynh, on the other hand, tried out for Bravo TV's 'Top Chef' television cooking show in 2007. Finally, he won the 'Top Chef' prize after battling against 15 hand-picked cooking professionals from across the world.

Hung has worked at New York City restaurants such as Gilt and Per Se. During the third season of 'Top Chef,' he worked as the executive sous chef in Guy Savoy's restaurant in Las Vegas. Huynh worked as a guest executive chef at Solo restaurant in New York City from 2008 -2009. He has also served as the executive chef at Ajna Bar in New York City, previously named Buddha Bar, from 2009-2011.

In 2011, Huynh became the head chef at Catch in the Meatpacking District of New York City. He parted ways with EMM in February 2015, claiming creative disagreements as to the reason. He opened a new Asian restaurant in 2013 with roughly the same staff.

Huynh has worked on 'Fox & Friends,' 'Today Show,' 'NBC New York Live,' 'Good Morning America,' 'Beat Bobby Flay,' and Food Network's 'Chopped: All-Stars,' among other shows.

Despite organizing many pop-up activities and working for several restaurants in 2016, Huynh joined Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs as chef de cuisine in January 2018. Huynh also appeared as a guest judge in episode 12 of season four and the eighth edition of season five in the quickfire challenge of 'Top Chef.' Huynh became a partner of Asian Concepts at Earl Enterprises, the parent company of Planet Hollywood, in 2018. Huynh was recruited as executive chef at Ava MediterrAegean, a new pan-Mediterranean restaurant in Winter Park, Florida, in July 2021. Huynh joined Orlando-based Omei Restaurant Group as director of culinary innovation in March 2022. Hung is also the cooking director of Hilton resorts World Bimini in North Bimini, Bahamas.

What awards has Hung Huynh won?

Despite Huynh winning the Best Fish Award, Timothy Hollingsworth received the gold medal.

Other Interesting Hung Huynh Facts And Trivia

  • Hung Huynh lives in the Bahamas, in Bikini as of 2022.
  • Under Hung Huynh's leadership, his globally influenced seafood restaurant grew into a worldwide brand with outlets worldwide, including Playa del Carmen and Dubai.
  • Huynh appeared as Angelo Sosa's sous chef on the season seven finals of 'Top Chef' in September 2010.
  • He also assisted with the inception and development of Chef Hung Huynh's fast-casual concept, Asian Street Eats, which is inspired by the tastes of Asian street vendors.
  • Huynh competed in the 2008 Bocuse d'Or USA culinary competition, hoping to champion the United States in the 2009 Bocuse d'Or worldwide competition.
  • With the EMM Group, Hung Huynh owns The General, Catch Miami, and Catch.

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