Hung Huynh - Updated Feb 2024

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Hung Huynh

Hung Huynh winner of Food Network’s third season of Top Chef. Hung Huynh is the cooking director at the Hilton Resorts World Bimini in North Bimini, Bahamas; Earl Enterprises chef-partner / Asian concepts; and Mamaling’s Asian Street Food’s executive chef and partner.

Early Life and Childhood

Hung Huynh’s age is 45 years old as of 2024. He was born on born January 25, 1978, in Vietnam. Whereas, he was to a Vietnamese father and a Chinese mother. Whereas he was raised with siblings in Pittsfield, Massachusetts but the information regarding his siblings is unknown.

Similarly, his parents own a restaurant in Pittsfield, Massachusetts named Kim’s Dragon Restaurant. Huynh grew up eating both culture’s food, along with a typical American ticket price. Likewise, he belongs to a Vietnamese nationality and his ethnic background is Vietnamese-Chinese.

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Caption: Hung with his childhood best friend 13 years of togetherness, Source: Instagram


Talking about his educational history, Huynh graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 2002. Whereas, trained in classic French and Asian cuisine.

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Caption: Hung at his graduation ceremony, Source: Instagram

Career Life

Talking about Huynh’s career life, Under the famous Christian Delourvier and Thomas Keller’s Per Se, Chef Huynh made his way through several of Manhattan’s top kitchens like Lespinasse. He traveled to Las Vegas in 2006 to open up the famous, 3 Michelin-starred Guy Savoy. Whereas, Chef Huynh joined an open audition for Bravo TV’s reality cooking show, Top Chef, in 2007. Eventually, winning the Top Chef award against 15 hand-selected cooking specialists from around the world.

Chef Huynh moved to Top Chef as a judge on season four episode 12. He also worked as the under-chef assisting fellow educator Angelo Sosa at the season seven finale in 2010. Talking about Huynh’s net worth, he has earned a huge amount of money through his profession as a chef. However, the information about his total net worth and salary has not been disclosed to him until now.

Restaurant Expansions Worldwide

In 2011 he was appointed CATCH’s head chef in New York City’s Meatpacking District. Under his leadership, his globally influenced seafood restaurant was an international brand with many other branches expanding worldwide, as well as in Dubai and Playa del Carmen. Whereas, he launched a modern Asian restaurant with almost the same team in 2013. Therefore, it is located on the Lower East Side in a multi-project building.

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Caption: Hung Huynh captured while cooking (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, Hung Huynh has appeared in leading national newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, People, New York Magazine, New York Post, and New York Daily News. Huynh has produced several shows on television including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, NBC New York Live, Food Network’s Chopped All-Stars, Beat Bobby Fla.

Whereas, Huynh has traveled around the world studying various forms of cuisine and knows four languages. He integrates influences from Asia, French, and Spanish into his cooking. Huynh and the EMM Group have launched

The General, Catch, and even Catch Miami. The General displays modern Asian fare while the Catch mostly includes seafood. He cut off all contact with EMM in February 2015, stating conceptual differences. Although hosting a range of pop-up events in 2016 and working for various restaurants, Huynh played the role of chef de cuisine at Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs in January 2018.

Net Worth 2024

This veteran master chef has earned a decent amount of money throughout his career. He has a net worth of $1.5 million as of 2022. However, there is no information available about his salary, asset values, cars, houses, endorsements, and so on.

Personal Life

Talking about Hung Huynh’s personal life, he might be single at the present. Huynh likes to keep his personal life out of the limelight. Although he has not revealed any information about his personal life.

Hung Huynh – Body Measurements

Hung Huynh is a handsome man with a great personality. Regarding his height, he has an average height with a fit body weight. However, the exact information regarding his height, body weight, and body measurement is still under review. Likewise, he has black hair and black eyes.

Hung Huynh – Social Media

Hung Huynh is active on social media. He has a huge fan following on Facebook, and Instagram. He has more than 4.4k followers on Facebook and over 16.8k followers on his Instagram account ‘@chefhungry‘ with 53 posts. Similarly, he has not joined Twitter until now.