My story

Culinary Presenter • Cultural Educator • Speaker

I grew up in a conventional Taiwanese family – eldest of two children to a stonemason father and seamstress mother. Cooking was at the heart of everyday life, and mouthwatering meals were a way to bring family and friends together, using fresh, seasonal, local ingredients.

After a chance meeting with an Englishman, I followed my heart and moved to rural England in 1990, got married and started a family. Having experienced a traditional eastern childhood, life in the west was full of surprises!

Living two very different lives has given me a unique insight into both eastern and western culture. I always knew I wanted to preserve my Taiwanese heritage in the kitchen, and to inject it with western influences that made it accessible to everyone.

It soon became apparent that I have a flair for engaging audiences and teaching – and I’ve been lucky enough to develop my career as a chef, cultural educator, presenter and public speaker as a result.

I love nothing more than sharing colourful anecdotes and stories that bring my two very different worlds to life. Using the enjoyment of food and culture to educate and empower disadvantaged community groups is ultimately what drives me.

Now based in the beautiful Cotswolds, my cultural and culinary expeditions take me all over the world, as I introduce people to my Signature Taste of Asia. Today, you may find me presenting to an audience of 400+ on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, demonstrating at a high-end product launch, or teaching small, intimate groups about my culture and cuisine.

Read about my experience or discover the vision that drives me – and how you can help me make that dream a reality.