Vivian Chan

Vivian Chan portrait shoot, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: LAURA MURRAY

LAURA MURRAY

Culinary Producer

What do you do on a daily basis?
I make an idea about food into a reality by creating it into a video for all social media platforms.

Who is your culinary icon?
My father

Who is your favorite food TV personality, past or present?
Julia Child

What's your favorite cookbook?
The French Laundry Cookbook

What dish or ingredient will we never catch you eating?
Feta cheese

What's your favorite condiment?
Salt

What's the first dish you learned to make?
Stir-fry crabs with ginger and scallions

Sweet tooth, salty tooth or both?
Both because why not

What kitchen tool can't you live without?
A chef's knife

What music do you like to listen to in the kitchen?
Anything country, JLo and 90s pop

What's your favorite food scene from a movie?
When Charlie enters the magic candy world in the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

What's your favorite alcoholic beverage?
I do not drink alcohol but sure do love a smoothie

If you weren't in food, what career would you have liked to have tried?
Animal rescue facilitator for ASPCA or the Humane Society

What's your favorite "food city" to visit?
Singapore

Where to Watch Viv

Man vs. Food

It's Casey vs. Viv to see who has the 411 on the Big Apple.

Who Knows NYC Best?

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