Get to know Ron!

Ron has always loved cooking and was holding elaborate dinner parties before he went to The French Culinary Institute in 2011. During his free time, Ron likes to entertain with multi-course dinners, Friendsgiving meals, oyster parties, dumpling nights, and rooftop parties.

Before moving to NYC in 2011, Ron has lived in Beijing, Toronto, Hong Kong, Dallas/Plano, and Austin. Ron has traveled extensively so he has had exposure to many countries and their cuisines. Ron’s most recent trip was to Dubai and Morocco.

Ron’s personal cooking style can be described as contemporary New American with strong influences of using Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish ingredients. Ultimately, Ron values the ingredient for itself. Ron often goes to farmer’s markets to see what he can incorporate into his menus, both professionally and privately.

COVID-19 hit the hospitality industry hard, especially in NYC where many restaurants and bars are small businesses. It has been deeply saddening to see all these businesses shutdown. All the restaurants that Ron used to work at have all closed for good, due to the coronavirus. Where is the support from the government for an industry that employs over 11 million people, most of them people of color?! Please continue to support your local small businesses!

Currently, Ron is a private chef and doing special events for Parcelle Wine – from Grant Reynolds.