Edwyn Charles Huang AKA Eddie Huang is an American chef and one of the popular restaurateurs. He is also known for his profession as an attorney, food personality, author and producer. According to Eddie Huang wiki, he was born on March 1, 1982, which makes his age be 36 years old as of now. He has an investment in a Gua-Bao restaurant in the East Village of Manhattan named BaoHaus. Many of the people recognize him for appearing as a host in Huang’s World on Viceland. In 2013, his autobiography entitled Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir was published by Spiegel & Grau which was later adapted into a television series aired on American Broadcasting Company (ABC). Let’s explore in detail about Huang’s biography below:
Early Life and Education
The chef and famous restaurateur was born as Edwyn Charles Huang in 1982 in Washington, D.C. and therefore his nationality is American. He was born to the parents named Louis Huang (father) and Jessica Huang (mother) who migrated to the United States from Taiwan. Regarding his ancestral background, his father was the resident of Hunan whereas his mother was from Shandong of Mainland China. Huang spent his early days in Silver Spring, Maryland. His father used to operate a successful group of steak and seafood restaurants in Orlando, Florida including Cattleman’s Ranch Steakhouse, Atlantic Bay Seafood and Grill and so on. He went to his father’s location and was said to be influenced by his father in the field of food and restaurants. He learned about the African-American culture and developed a passion for hip-hop. He was an aggressive child and used to get involved in fights that led him arrested for two times during his early days. Talking about Eddie Huang brothers, he grew up with two siblings named Evan Huang (born 1984) and Emery Huang (born 1987).
Talking about his education, Huang went to the University of Pittsburgh and Rollins College from where he received a Bachelor’s degree majoring in English. He was the winner of the Barbara Lawrence Alfond English Award and has served the school paper titled The Sandspur as its Sports and Humor editor. He received a Juris Doctor degree at Yeshiva University from the Cardozo School of Law. He contributed the Minority Law Students Association as its President and was also the part of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association as its Vice-President. In 2006, he was able to make New York City Bar Association Minority Fellowship in his name.
Career and Professional Life
Huang earlier worked at the New York City-based law firm Chadbourne & Parke as an attorney. In 2006, he operated a streetwear company which was named Bergdorf Hoodman and later renamed to Hoodman Clothing. He worked alongside Art Director Ning Juang. The duo first met at Taiwan.
Career as a Chef
Huang developed an interest in cooking from his childhood days being inspired by his mother who used to cook at his home. Because of his father’s successful restaurants, he got an opportunity to learn different cooking techniques from chefs of different cultural backgrounds. One of the essential requirements for best cooking is the management of communication of information and orders in order to serve the customers with optimum quality conditions. The task is mainly performed and managed by expeditor. Huang learned to become an excellent expeditor from his father.
In late 2006, he started his own restaurant named BaoHaus, a Taiwanese bun shop. The shop was relocated to 238 East 14th Street in the East Village from the Lower East Side section of Lower Manhattan. He started his second restaurant named Xiao Ye. However, it was comparatively unsuccessful than the first venture and therefore Huang closed it after receiving poor reviews. The restaurant received zero stars out of four from Sam Sifton, the reviewer for the New York.
Career as an Author
As a writer, Huang is noticed for creating the blog named Fresh Off the Boat. Later, he published a memoir of the same name i.e. Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir in 2013. It was appreciated positively from The New York Times and Publishers Weekly. In 2016, he presented his next book that was entitled “Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food, and Broken Hearts in China.”
Huang appeared in the Cooking Channel as a host for the Cheap Bites in 2011. He frequently appeared in Unique Eats untill leaving the Cooking Channel. He later joined Viceland for the show Fresh Off the Boat which was later renamed Huang’s World. A show entitled Fresh Off the Boat was released in 2014 in ABC where Hudson Yang played the role of Eddie. The series was based in Eddie’s book.
He is one of those celebrity chefs whose personal wiki is maintained low. You must be curious to know about Eddie Huang’s wife name and her details. Well, he is possibly not married yet and is focused on his professional life rather than wasting time in love affairs. According to some wiki sites, he was earlier in the relationship with Dena with whom he got engaged in late 2013. Eddie Huang and Dena were planning to get married in 2014 but unfortunately, the couple split because of some controversies issues faced by Eddie. He is also linked to director Julie Scott as the duo has appeared together in many pictures posted in Instagram. However, no confirmation news regarding their relationship is available.
At the age of 14, Eddie was a victim of sexual harassment during a Baptist church ski trip. The incident was kept secret by him for twenty years that was later revealed in a New York Magazine cut.
There is like a debate on various online sources about Huang’s height where some has mentioned it to be 5 feet 10 inches and some just 5 feet and 5 inches. Analyzing his outer appearances, he maintains a good sense of fashion appearing at short hair and fancy outfits. Among the popular American chefs, he has been able to maintain a distinct personality blessed with a well-made-up body shape and physique.
Salary and Net worth
The estimated net worth of American chef Eddie Huang is above 3 million USD. Are you eager to know the sources of his income and jaw-dropping worth? Huang is supposed to be receiving annual earnings above 500,000 USD. Besides that, he generates money from his sold books like Fresh off the boat: A memoir which consists of 276 pages. He owns a Scion iA costing around 15,000 USD. He has numerous restaurants in operation which have been giving him a profitable return boosting up his net worth every year.
Wiki and Facts
The American chef was in controversy after delivering a comment ”I feel like Asian men have been emasculated so much in America that we’re basically treated like Black women” during an interview in a talk show named Real Time With Bill Maher. He was criticized badly especially by the black community. Regarding Huang’s social networking sites, you can join his official Facebook page @eddiehuangofficial where he has amassed more than 56k followers. You can find him on Twitter @mreddiehuang and on Instagram @mreddiehuang where he has garnered more than 107k and 338k followers as of now.