Daphne Cheng

Pop-Up Chef
Daphne Cheng

New York

About Daphne Cheng

Chef Daphne Cheng is renowned for her inventive, elegant vegetable-centric cuisine. Through her underground supperclub, Cheng has garnered a cult following of foodies - both omnivorous and herbivorous alike. Daphne hosts renegade dinner parties, bringing strangers together who leave as friends. With her hyper-sensitive palate and creative vision, she focuses the culinary spotlight on fresh, seasonal vegetables. She most enjoys mixing ingredients and flavors in unusual ways, defying her father’s repeated admonishments, “Don’t play with your food.” The resulting dishes can be all at once elegant, provoking, and even bizarre, but most importantly delicious.