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Chef Kenny Nguyen Wiki, Age, Top Chef, Wife, Partner, Parents, Family, Ethnicity

Kenny Nguyen Biography – Kenny Nguyen Wiki

Kenny Nguyen is the executive chef at the Expat in Athens. He is the head chef and owner of Pretty Boy, a Vietnamese restaurant in Athens (Opening 2024). He was named Rising Star of Georgia by Restaurant Informer magazine in 2021.

A first-generation American born in Philadelphia, Chef Kenny Nguyen learned the art of cooking from his family, most of all his Vietnamese grandmother.

After taking classes at the Art Institute of Atlanta, he worked his way through various kitchens and eventually became the Sous Chef at Sea Bear Oyster Bar. Kenny then headed to New York to hone his craft, where he worked as a fishmonger at Greenpoint Fish & Lobster and landed a job at Jen Pelka’s the Riddler, according to his Bravo biography.

The pandemic brought him back to Georgia where he worked at the Ritz Carlton in Lake Oconee before accepting an Executive Chef position at the Expat in Athens. His cooking style focuses on playing with food and flavor combinations, but he leans on his Vietnamese upbringing to create new dishes.

Currently, he’s focused on opening his own Vietnamese restaurant in Athens, Pretty Boy, which is a tribute to his grandmother and the English translation for her nickname for him.

Kenny Nguyen Age

Executive chef Kenny Nguyen was born in Philadelphia, PA.

Kenny Nguyen Top Chef

Kenny Nguyen is one of 15 contestants on season 21 of “Top Chef.” The popular reality series takes place in Wisconsin. Kristen Kish, chef and partner of Arlo Grey in Austin, Texas, and host of “Restaurants at the End of the World,” takes over Padma Lakshmi’s role as host after 17 years. Kish also won season 10 of “Top Chef.”

The season also features Kaleena Bliss, Kevin D’Andrea, Alisha Elenz, Danny Garcia, Valentine Howell Jr., Dan Jacobs, Manny Barella Lopez, Savannah Miller, David Murphy, Laura Ozyilmaz, Charly Pierre, Amanda Turner, Rasika Venkatesa and Michelle Wallace.