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Shirley Chung from "Top Chef: New Orleans" is one of the chefs competing in season 11 of the Bravo reality cooking competition. She grew up in both Beijing China, and Fremont, California, and currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As former Executive Chef for China Poblano by Jose Andres, and under her guidance, the restaurant was nominated for James Beard Award's prestigious "Best New Restaurant" in 2011. Born and raised in Beijing China, Shirley came to America for a college education. She
Shirley Chung in "Top Chef 11: New Orleans"
Shirley Chung Top Chef 11: New Orleans
worked in Silicon Valley for a few years after college but decided to follow her passion for food — and enrolled in culinary school. She trained in classic French and Italian cuisine, and went on to work and open restaurants for culinary superstars Thomas Keller, Guy Savoy and Mario Batali. Through her work at China Poblano, she fell in love with Mexican cuisine and learned more about her own heritage — Chinese cuisine.

Shirley loves to travel and studies the local cultures through regional food. Her style of cooking is "Cuisine with no boarders" — and she draws inspiration from all of her travels. 

Profession: Former executive chef of China Poblano
Culinary Education: Culinary Art Degree, California Culinary Academy
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Where does Shirley Chung live? Find out here.

Age: ∼39 years old
Hometown: Beijing China, and Fremont, CA
Current Residence: Las Vegas, NV

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