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Chen Chen

Chen Chen

Chef | Chen Chen’s Nashville Hot Chicken
Toronto
Joanna Liu

Joanna Liu

Head Chef | Yueh Tung Restaurant
Toronto
Samantha Medeiros

Samantha Medeiros

Sous Chef | La Palma Restaurant
Toronto
Matt Dean Pettit

Matt Dean Pettit

Chef, Owner | COAST by MDP
Toronto
Chef Contributors, Jeremie Falissard, Montreal

Jérémie Falissard

Chef-Owner | Barroco
Montreal
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Jessie Friesen

Executive Chef | Pizzeria Gusto
Winnipeg
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Dale MacKay

Little Grouse
Saskatoon
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Christine Mast

Two Sisters Vineyards
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Jeremie Falissard

Jeremie Falissard

Dispatch
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Andy Yuen

Andy Yuen

Odd Couple Restaurant
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Benet Hunt

Executive Chef | Ayden Kitchen & Bar
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Chef Contributors, John Jackson, Connie DeSousa, Calgary

Connie DeSousa and John Jackson


Calgary
Featured ChefChen Chen

Chen Chen

Chen Chen’s Nashville Hot Chicken | Toronto | https://www.chenchenshotchicken.com Chen ChenMeet the Chefs Blog Spices Photo

After spending 20 years in Nashville, and summers slinging Bahn-Mi sandwiches at Bonnaroo, Chef Chen Chen came north to Toronto where he enrolled in courses in culinary skills and small business entrepreneurship at George Brown College. Then, with a vision and passion for Southern comfort food, he began working at Kanpai alongside Chef Andre Burgos with whom he opened a Nashville chicken pop-up. Eventually teaming with Kanpai owner Trevor Lui as well, Chen Chen’s Hot Chicken debuted at Toronto’s Stackt Market, storage-container food pavilion, and the rest is history.

Related Recipe:
Nashville Hot Chicken

Related Article:
Bringing Nashville Heat to Toronto Tables with Chen Chen’s Hot Chicken 

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