Vicky Lau Asia's Most Influential

For innovative fine dining chef and restaurateur Vicky Lau, the accolades keep piling up

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Acclaimed chef Vicky Lau is the founder, owner and head chef of Tate Dining Room and Bar, which opened in 2012, received its first Michelin star a year later, and then its second in 2021. She is known for her sophisticated East-meets-West cuisine and for her thought-provoking approach to the business of menu construction, conceiving dishes as odes to specific ingredients.

She studied graphic design and worked as a designer, first as an art director for an advertising agency in New York and then as head of her own design agency in Hong Kong, before training at Le Cordon Bleu in Bangkok and working at Cepage in Hong Kong, whose chef, Sebastian Lepinoy, she credits as her mentor.

Her artistic leanings are immediately evident in her restaurant’s stylish decor and the dramatic, innovative and beautiful ways she presents her food. In 2020, she also opened lifestyle store and bakery Date By Tate.

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Vicky Lau told Tatler in 2020 that her favourite winter comfort food is the Cantonese classic snake soup. 

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