Apr. 16 & Apr. 18, 2020 | Soneva Jani
Cédric Vongerichten is the executive chef and owner of Wayan, a new, modern French-Indonesian restaurant in New York City. Originally born in Bangkok, Thailand, Cédric moved to New York at a young age, where he spent his early years learning from his father, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, in kitchens around New York City and the world. At the age of 17, Cédric embarked on his first apprenticeship in the Bahamas and from there moved on to work in kitchens around the globe, including London’s Berkeley Hotel, Hong Kong’s Mandarin Oriental and El Bulli in Barcelona. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Cédric Vongerichten was recognized by Zagat as one of the top 30 chefs under 30 and has worked in some of the most celebrated kitchens in the world. After stints at Hong Kong’s Mandarin Oriental and El Bulli in Barcelona, he is now Chef de Cuisine at the renowned Perry St. in New York City. Opening Vong Kitchen + Le Burger in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2018 with his wife Ochi, the duo currently own and operate Wayan, meaning “first born” in Balinese, their first independent restaurant in downtown Manhattan.