Rising Star Chef Bryant Ng of The Spice Table - Biography

Los Angeles, CA

May 2014

Bryant Ng’s parents owned a restaurant in Los Angeles. So did his grandparents. He grew up in the kitchen, peeling shrimp and washing dishes. And he loved it. But Ng became a biotech consultant. It was a career not long lived. He eventually realized his heart was in the kitchen and decided to get a jump start on his future in food and enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. For Ng, life finally made sense.

Back in L.A. with clarity and drive, Ng started off at Campanile, where he first worked with Nancy Silverton. In San Francisco he cooked for Roland Passot at La Folie, and in New York at Daniel. He crossed paths with Silverton again as her opening chef de cuisine at Pizzeria Mozza. Mozza is now in San Diego, Newport, and Singapore, and Ng was going to be a part of all that, but he left to follow the family tradition and open his own restaurant in L.A. The Spice Table opened in 2011, sharing Ng’s bold point of view and Southeast Asian flavors with the City of Angles. Unmercifully, the restaurant was shuttered in 2013 due to eminent domain but not before Ng earned a 2014 StarChefs Rising Star Chef Award for his work. Undeterred, Ng is relocating Spice Table and opening up a new concept in Santa Monica with Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan of Rustic Canyon.