Mia was born in San Francisco, to Southeast Asian parents and learned early on how to cook from her grandparents. Raised in Denver, she completed her culinary degree from the prestigious Johnson & Wales University, she went on to experience professional cooking in a range of environments. From staging in food trucks to Michelin starred restaurants such as, Saison. She developed her career while working for James Beard winning chefs, Jennifer Jasinski, Melissa Kelly and Paul Qui. She is a locally beloved chef and has helmed Austin kitchens, like Lenoir and Kuneho. Inspired by her Southeast Asian roots, Mia creates beautiful dishes with powerful flavors and deep history.
She currently resides in Austin, TX. In her free time, she cooks private tasting menu dinners and participates in local events.