10.01-02.16 : KHANH HOANG : LONG BEACH, CA
"I don’t want to get out of bed but I know I must if I want to get all the prep for 2 events done. Check list. Why did i do this to myself??"
I first met the beautiful Khanh Hoang at an art party event in Long Beach I hosted with some friends from Music Tastes Good and other local art communities. While brainstorming our upcoming theme of "Dreams", we were throwing out different fellow creatives we wanted to to be featured and someone brought up their friend who did pop-up dinners and was a culinary creative. I've hosted quite a few of these art parties and have had a variety of different mediums from your standard songwriter to a puppet show with a raw chicken, but I'd never had someone from the culinary world present and show us just how elevated an art food-making is. Needless to say, I was very excited. That night, with ease and grace, she was able to feed 80 plus people (with extras to spare) with some divine traditional Palestinian cuisine. Truly impressive.
Company of Khanh, her pop-up dinner initiative, has a phenomenal vision for what she imagines for the contemporary dining experience :
Oh, and this isn't her only, or even primary gig. She's also a nurse and a student, though she's continued to grow her Pop-Up dinner business while balancing these things:
So get your own little cup of spirulina/matcha/chai/pistachio milk hot goodness and drool over the incoming foodie lingo from this badass lady:
Click HERE to check out an interview with Khanh about her vision for the future of food in hospitals and beyond.