Loan Nguyen

Department Coordinator

What do you do on a daily basis?
As the department coordinator, I keep the ship running. On a daily basis, I’m responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the office and all administrative functions. I’m also the liaison between the culinary team and all other departments within the company.

Who is your culinary icon?
My parents

Who is your favorite food TV personality, past or present?
Jacques Pépin

What’s your favorite cookbook?
Vietnamese Home Cooking by Charles Phan

What dish or ingredient will we never catch you eating?
Sriracha

What’s your favorite condiment?
Ketchup

What’s the first dish you learned to make?
Thit Kho. It’s a Vietnamese caramel-braised pork belly.

Sweet tooth, salty tooth or both?
Salt

What kitchen tool can’t you live without?
A good knife

What music do you like to listen to in the kitchen?
Alternative rock

What’s your favorite alcoholic beverage?
Jameson

If you weren’t in food, what career would you have liked to have tried?
Jewelry design

What’s your favorite “food city” to visit?
San Francisco