Khristianne Uy - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

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Khristianne Uy

Chef K L.A. - Los Angeles, CA

Khristianne Uy – known as “Chef K” – is an award-winning celebrity chef with over fifteen years of success innovating global cuisine for A-list celebrities, high-profile clientele and royalty. She is world-renowned for winning the inaugural season of ABC’s The Taste and Food Network’s Chef Wanted. Chef K’s motto, “you’re only as good as your last meal”, resonates in every detail of the culinary experience she provides.

Esteemed for her large-scale catering, global cuisine, farm-to-table and comprehensive wine knowledge, Chef K’s wide-ranging expertise exemplifies her unmatched passion and culinary curiosity. Her accomplishments are unparalleled in event management, award-winning menu creation, inventory planning, procurement, and nutritional knowledge that allows her to transform traditional fair into lighter alternatives. Chef K excels in creatively emphasizing presentation and flavor in natural foods for establishments and catering for A-list celebrity and high-profile clients with discretion and professionalism. The newest addition to Chef K’s catering family is the “K Cart”, a pop-up that will be touring Los Angeles this summer.



 

WHY DID YOU BECOME A CHEF?
I became a chef because of my mother’s influence and love for food.

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COOKING IN THREE WORDS?
Bold, creative, comforting.

WHAT’S THE BEST HONOR YOU’VE RECEIVED AS A CHEF?
Winning ABC’s cooking show “The Taste” that was judged by Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey.

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO MEAL AFTER A BUSY DAY?
Cheeseburger.

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR TIME WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN THE KITCHEN?
Fishing or spending time with my dogs.

WHAT THE ONE LOCAL INGREDIENT YOU’RE EXCITED TO COOK WITH DURING HFWF19?
Lilikoi, Hawaiian oysters.

HAVE YOU BEEN TO HAWAII BEFORE? WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO DURING YOUR VISIT?
Yes, the amazing food and the beaches.

IF YOU WERE NOT A CHEF, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?
If I wasn’t a chef, I’d probably still be in the food and hospitality industry because there’s a great personal satisfaction I get with working in this industry.