“What Bobby doesn’t know about Southeast Asian food is not worth knowing” - Anthony Bourdain
Bobby received a BA in Finance and Economics, moved to New York City and began working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at 11 Wall Street. Quickly disillusioned, he left in search of something, anything that he loved. He tried a bit of everything – from attempting to sell seafood to the mob, to stand up comedy – and along the way, he also discovered his love and talent for cooking.
These days Bobby Chinn, is a household name within the culinary world with the defined role as chef and restaurateur. He works both the front and back of the house at his award-winning restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam and now with the recent addition of his new restaurant in Saigon, he is as busy as ever.
Bobby is probably one of the more colorful global chefs out there – his restaurant in this culinary outpost has been compared to Rick’s Cafe of Casablanca. He lives and travels in Asia, cooking food that has been described by the Asian Wall Street Journal as ‘The best Californian cuisine outside of California’.
Bobby is an emersion of French technique, Californian sensibility, a pinch of middle eastern spices and a touch of South East Asia’s flavours. Bobby Chinn breaks the rules in the kitchen and embarks on a cross culinary adventure.