[Sold Out] Executive Roundtable on the Lunar New Year with Chef Kathy FangVIEW EVENT DETAILS
In celebration of Lunar New Year and Year of the Dragon, on Feb 29, celebrity Chef Kathy Fang will host Asia Society guests at her restaurant Fang in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood. Chef Fang mixes her family’s Cantonese and Shanghainese heritage and cooking style with her own inspiration drawn from her perspective as a native San Franciscan, her global travels, and her formal training at the esteemed Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School. Chef Fang is also the star of Food Network's “Chef Dynasty: House of Fang" and author of the cookbook Easy Asian. During this Special Roundtable experience, Chef Fang will share insights about cuisine for the Lunar New Year, as well as tell stories about her personal and professional journey alongside a light lunch.
This Executive Roundtable Program is for Innovator, Groundbreaker, Advisory Council, and Board Members and will be held on Thursday, February 29th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific in San Francisco.
This event is private and off-the-record. Registration and confirmation are required at least 24 hours before the event. Non-members should email email@example.com for registration inquiries. Space is limited. Light lunch will be served.
Additional donations are appreciated and will be added as gratuity for restaurant staff.
Date: Thursday, Feb 29 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific
Board, Advisory Council, Groundbreaker and Innovator Members Event.
- 11:00 a.m. Registration and Networking
- 11:30 a.m. Program Starts and Roundtable Discussion, lunch will be served
- 1:00 p.m. Program Concludes
Location: San Francisco
Your participation will be confirmed via email 1 week before the program begins.
Influenced by her upbringing in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood—as well as her extensive world travels—Kathy Fang has become known for her modern approach to creating healthy, approachable Asian recipes for home cooks, and inspiring others to embrace their heritage through food, entertaining and wellness.
A first generation Asian American, Kathy discovered her passion for cooking growing up in the kitchen of her family’s iconic Chinese restaurant, House of Nanking, where she began creating dishes and exploring her culinary interests. She left San Francisco as a young adult to pursue a business career, and earned a degree from the University of Southern California where she studied operations management and entrepreneurship. After graduating, she held positions at Merrill Lynch and Johnson & Johnson, before enrolling at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School Los Angeles in 2006.
In 2009, Kathy returned to San Francisco and opened Fang Restaurant with her father, the legendary Chef Peter Fang, where she serves as chef and co-owner. At Fang, Kathy blends her family’s heritage and cooking style—which includes influences drawn from many parts of China—with inspiration gleaned from her global travels, to create a sophisticated, multicultural take on China’s rich cuisine.
In 2022, Kathy starred in the Food Network/discovery+ docuseries “Chef Dynasty: House of Fang,” for which she received a 2023 TASTE AWARD for “Breakout Foodie of the Year.” She has also appeared on Food Network shows including “Beat Bobby Flay,” “Cutthroat Kitchen,” “Guy’s Grocery Games,” was a two-time “CHOPPED” champion, and has served as a guest judge on “Alex vs. America.” Kathy is a returning guest on NBC’s TODAY Show, and in 2023 she appeared on the cover of San Francisco magazine which dubbed her the “culinary queen.” In 2017, Kathy recieved the prestigious Ignite award from Asian American advocacy group The 1990 Institute.
Today, Kathy balances her responsibilities at Fang with making regular appearances on culinary and food competition shows, and serving as a spokesperson for numerous brands and organizations in the travel, lifestyle and non-profit sectors.
A busy working mom of two young children, in 2020 Kathy published her first cookbook, Easy Asian, featuring over 100 healthy, approachable Asian recipes for home cooks. Her perspective on cooking and wellness is grounded in a desire to honor family, pass down traditions, and inspire others to embrace their own cultural heritage through food and entertaining.
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