Kenny Lao

Kenny Lao, 36 (New York City), grew up making Chinese dumplings with his mom, and his passion for that signature dish led to the creation of Rickshaw Dumpling Bar, where he is the owner and managing partner. Originally from California, Kenny’s success in the ultra-competitive New York fast-casual restaurant scene led to awards and accolades — and he is ready for more. He wants to take the intimidation out of cooking and teach people how to make food that is simple but delicious.