Chef Phan Thị Duyên hails from Hải Dương province. She learnt the cuisine of Northern Vietnam from an early age watching and assisting her mother as she prepared the family meals, before heading to Hanoi to attend culinary college.

Chef Duyen was a founding staff member at the Hanoi Cooking Centre where she ran Vietnamese, International and Children’s cooking classes and street food tours for nine years.

Duyên has appeared in Gordon Ramsey’s Asian Adventures and Vietnam Iron Chef.

Chef Duyen now shares her passion, knowledge and expertise in Vietnamese cuisine and the Hanoi street food scene in her own business: Chef Duyen’s Home Cooking Classes and Tours.