Nini Nguyen Biography
Nini Nguyen is an American New York-based chef, instructor, recipe developer, and TV personality best known for appearing on Bravo TV’s Top Chef.
Nini Nguyen Age
Nguyen was born on June 4, 1987, in Vietnam. She is 32 years old as of 2019.
Nini Nguyen Family
Nguyen’s parents and grandparents went to the USA in the 1970s as refugees from the Vietnam war and settled in New Orleans. She said they settled in New Orleans because “fishing was something the Vietnamese people knew how to do for work.
“I think the French influence was also another comforting factor as to why so many Vietnamese people chose New Orleans. If you go to the French quarters of Hanoi, you would see a huge resemblance between Vietnam and New Orleans.”
Nini Nguyen Husband
There is no information about Nguyen’s dating history. She is not yet married but it is not known if the amazing chef is dating or not. We will provide this information as soon as it is available.
Nini Nguyen Net Worth
Nguyen’s net worth details are not yet available.
Nini Nguyen Education
Nguyen attended Louisiana State University, which she joined in 2005. She had initially been enrolled at The University of New Orleans but after hurricane Katrina, she and her family moved from New Orleans to Baton Rouge.
After getting her degree in business, Nguyen enrolled in culinary school. ” have used the knowledge I learned at LSU every day and my business degree from LSU has helped me tremendously throughout my career so far. I have always been entrepreneurial and the skills that I have because of LSU has helped me excel in my career,” Nguyen said.
Nini Nguyen Career
Nguyen started out her career as a pastry cook at restaurants like Coquette & Eleven Madison Park. Later on, she moved into savory cooking with the touring pop-up, Dinner Lab.
She combines her Vietnamese heritage and NOLA flair into a unique cooking style. Nguyen also loves teaching and mentoring other cooks. She taught at Cook Space, a recreational cooking school in Brooklyn where she developed the culinary program.
Nini Nguyen Top Chef
Nguyen competed in Bravo TV’s reality show, Top Chef, in its 16th season in Kentucky. She was, however, eliminated during Restaurant Wars after being in front of the house.
When asked what inspired her to compete on Top Chef, Nguyen revealed that years back, the show was interested in casting her but her brother was terminally ill with cancer. She, therefore, did not want to compete so as she could spend time with her brother. Her brother, however, made her promise that she would try out again and she did.
Nguyen will be returning for season 17 of Top Chef alongside other returning contestants like Eric Adjepong.