Chef Ling Qi Wu was born in Fuzhou, a coastal city in the Fujian Province of China. Raised by her grandmother, she grew up in the countryside among lush hills that gave her an appreciation for nature. Her grandmother’s cooking originally inspired Wu to delve into the art of Chinese cuisine. Chef Wu moved to the United States when she was 21 years old and worked in New York City restaurants for several years. After a visit to Austin, she fell in love with the outdoor-loving, laid-back culture.
Chef Chen found a passion for dim sum along her travels and was fortunate to hone her culinary skills while working under renowned dim sum chef William Wong. Chef Wu particularly appreciates the level of detail in the preparation of Eastern Dim Sum styles. At Wu Chow, she leads the Dim Sum program that combines familiar Chinese technique with fresh local ingredients.
In her free time, Wu loves to travel and meet people from all different walks of life. She also grows and cultivates orchids, a hobby that requires patience and specific techniques. She enjoys leading a healthy lifestyle with her husband.