Chi Kitchen was founded by chef and culinary educator, Minnie Luong, who was born on a rice farm in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. She grew up in Massachusetts and Rhode Island with a food obsessed family. Back then there weren't many Asian ingredients available in their local grocery stores, so her family grew and preserved their our own foods, as a way of connecting with their family and culture.
Her husband and business partner, Tim Greenwald, has fond memories of pickling with his grandfather from local produce grown by Amish farmers in Pennsylvania.
They moved their family back to Providence, Rhode Island in 2015 to become a part of Rhody's vibrant, burgeoning local food movement.
Chi Kitchen was was born out of a commitment to provide Asian foods and culinary education that brings well being & vitality to our customers and our community, and they are just getting started!