Christine Lau

Christine Lau

Chef & Owner, the CLAU group | Chef Chino Grande
Christine Lau was raised in Oakland, CA by parents who emigrated from Hong Kong. Her Chinese American cuisine is strongly influenced by her upbringing in the Bay Area, her years working in New York City, and the cultural diversity that define both. Christine has been recognized for her culinary efforts over the years in major publications including @eater_ny 15 Best Dishes of 2020, @foodandwine Best Bites of 2021, and in 2022 Christine's restaurant, Kimika was named a semifinalist for the @beardfoundation Best New Restaurant award, and lauded by Pete Wells of the @nytimes. Most recently, Christine created the menu at @chinograndenyc in Brooklyn, NY where her food pays homage to New York City's Chinese-Latin American restaurants from the 1960's and 70's. Christine can also be found popping up in cities across the US on her quest to connect cultures through food.
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