The chamber would like to celebrate an accomplishment by one of our most prominent and hardworking members, Lena Le. She is a talented Houston chef who recently made waves by winning the truffle-themed episode of Food Network’s Chopped. Born in Vietnam, Le combines classic French techniques with Asian ingredients in her cooking style. Her victory on the show earned her a whopping $10,000 prize. During the intense competition, Le impressed the judges with her bougie truffled eats, particularly her dessert round creation: a truffle and strawberry pie with custard. Beyond her culinary prowess, Le is also the owner of Lena’s Asian Kitchen, which provides healthy Asian meal preps and catering services in the Houston area. Her business is closely tied to Lena’s Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for and supports domestic violence survivors. Despite her relatively short cooking career (she started in 2017), Le’s win on Chopped is a significant achievement, showcasing her talent and representing Houston with pride.

Le’s journey from being a dish-washer to a Chopped champion exemplifies her determination and passion for cooking. Lena Le’s story serves as an inspiration, demonstrating that hard work, creativity, and compassion can lead to remarkable success in the culinary world.