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Hung Huynh is a Vietnamese-American chef, and in 2007 was the winner of the third season of Top Chef, the reality cooking competition show on Bravo. He is the Executive Chef at Catch, The General, and Catch Miami.

Born in Vietnam, Huynh was raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and began his culinary training as a young boy in his immigrant parents' Vietnamese restaurant. He has a degree from the Culinary Institute of America; he cooked at restaurants including Per Se and Gilt in NYC, and at the time of season three Top Chef's airing, he was the executive sous chef at the [[Guy Savoy (restaurant) in Las Vegas.

Huynh also served as a guest judge on episode 12 of season four, and on the quickfire challenge of episode 8 of season five, of Top Chef. Huynh аppeared in September 2010 on the finale of season 7 of Top Chef and assisted Angelo Sosa as his sous chef.

Huynh participated in the 2008 Bocuse d'Or USA culinary contest, competing to represent the U.S. in the 2009 international Bocuse d'Or. Although Huynh won the "Best Fish Award", the gold medal was awarded to Timothy Hollingsworth.[1]

From the spring of 2008 through August to 2009, Huynh was the guest executive chef at [[Solo (restaurant) in New York City.[2] From August 2009 through to late 2011, he was the executive chef of Ajna Bar (formerly Buddha Bar) in New York City.

Huynh has opened The General, Catch and Catch Miami with the EMM Group. The General showcases modern Asian fare while Catch features mainly seafood.

ReferencesEdit

  1. New York Magazine: Grub Street (July 17, 2008).
  2. The New York Times, February 13, 2008
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