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Kay Ch'ien

Hey Hey Canteen

New York City

Kay was born in Singapore and raised in Hong Kong, where she grew up surrounded by her family’s food business and the delicious and diverse cuisine of both cities.

In between college and law school, she spent a fascinating year exploring her family’s roots in Beijing, teaching English and eating her way through the metropolis. A job offer at a law firm allowed her to fulfill a lifelong goal of moving to New York City. After six years as an attorney, she decided to leave “Big Law” to pursue her true passion - Asian cuisine. In 2014 Kay opened the well-received farm to table Chinese restaurant, 2 Duck Goose. In 2016, Kay teamed up with Carlos Barrera to bring delicious and wholesome Asian dishes to Brooklyn with the launch of Hey Hey Canteen. 

Upcoming:

Share Your Story: Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month

Share Your Story: Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month

A panel event featuring the owners of immigrant-run food businesses in NYC.

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Wed, 20 June 6:30 - 8:30pm EDT

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Share Your Story: Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month

Share Your Story: Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month

A panel event featuring the owners of immigrant-run food businesses in NYC.

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