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& Cory Nguyen
Houston, TX /
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Growing up poor in Vietnam, Trong Nguyen was self taught and had early influences from his grandmother in Vietnam. After migrating to the states, Chef Trong worked for 3 decades in the casino business as the director of marketing. While working, he found his love for cooking and kept learning from high end restaurants and chefs. Following his passion, he left the casino business to pursue his dream of owning a restaurant. A decade later Chef Trong is now the Executive Chef & Owner of Crawfish & Noodles.

Influencing a new generation of foodies by bringing Viet-Cajun crawfish & his unique twist on salt & pepper blue crabs to the world. Chef Trong has also been on Netflix, Travel Channel, Food Network and has made a global impact through United Airlines, Singapore Airlines, CBS, PBS, and People Magazine, Conde Nast, American Express Departures, and many others.

El mayor logro del Chef Trong es poder unir a las personas a través de la comida y poder darles algo especial para recordar cuando comen en su restaurante.

“El tiempo pasa demasiado rápido y la vida es demasiado corta. Quiero que la gente recuerde este restaurante con un recuerdo positivo y una sonrisa”.

James Beard Semifinalista 2018 y 2019 y Finalista 2020

Los 100 mejores restaurantes de Houston 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019