Michelin starred Taiwanese-American chef to serve food on cruise ship

Taipei-Richard Chen (???), a U.S.-based Taiwan-born Michelin-starred chef, on Thursday announced a partnership with Princess Cruises to serve his interpretation of classic Chinese dishes for passengers on Majestic Princess, the latest ship from the California-based line, which is poised to move into the Taiwanese market in 2018.

At a news conference in Taipei, Chen said he was born in Taiwan before moving to the United States when he was 12 years old.

When Chen served as executive chef of Wing Lei, a Chinese restaurant inside Wynn Las Vegas, he helped it win a Michelin star in 2008 and 2009, making it the only Chinese restaurant in North America to have earned the honor.

Chen said that he was able to help the restaurant earn the Michelin star probably because of his creative blending of Chinese and Western cultures based on his growth process and life experience.

As a native Taiwanese, Chen said he could infuse traditional and nostalgic elements of Taiwanese dishes into his cooking and he's looking forward to letting people from around the world get a taste of traditional Taiwanese flavors in dishes when traveling by the cruise ship.

The 2017-built Majestic Princess is set to arrive in Taiwan in March 2018, according to a Taiwanese travel agency.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel