May 17, 2023

‘Asian American Pacific Islander Culinary Traditions’ with Chef Kaimana Chee Will Be Focus of Online Discussion on Monday, May 22

Chef Kaimana Chee
“Asian American Pacific Islander Culinary Traditions” will be the topic from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, May 22, when Silver Spring Town Center, Inc., continues its year-long focus spotlighting food traditions of the diverse cultural communities in Montgomery County. Chef Kaimana Chee will host the Zoom presentation.

The special presentation complements the County’s celebration of May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Chef Chee will be joined by members of the AAPI community who will share their unique family food memories and traditions.

Register to view the presentation at Webinar Registration - Zoom.

Chef Chee is the executive chef of Uncle’s Hawaiian Grindz, a modern Hawaiian restaurant in Fallston, Md. He also is the culinary ambassador for Grounded Foods, a cutting-edge food/technology company that focuses on developing plant-based cheese products utilizing proprietary to leverage hemp as a superfood ingredient. His previous position as the chief ambassador for Eat Just Inc., led Chef Chee on a culinary journey that took him to 40 countries.

Chef Chee identifies his multi-ethnic upbringing as one of the key contributing factors in developing his passion for food. Starting his professional culinary journey on a food truck a decade ago, he has since earned a collection of culinary accolades that include numerous television appearances and culinary competitions.

In 2011, Chef Chee was selected as one of the top 100 home cooks in America to compete in Gordon Ramsay’s MasterChef on Fox.

In 2015, Chef Chee competed at the National Museum of the American Indian’s (NMAI) Iron Chef competition. He won the coveted title of the Smithsonian’s NMAI Native Chef of the Year.

In 2016, Chef Chee appeared on Alton Brown’s Cutthroat Kitchen and became the first chef in the show’s history to win the competition without receiving a single sabotage from his chef opponents.