Chef Danny Bowien Returns To Oklahoma City

Mission Chinese Chef Danny Bowien will be in his hometown of Oklahoma City on May 26 and 27 to cook with Jonathon Stranger of Ludivine. The two will bring food to the masses to support efforts that aid Oklahoma tornado victims with food trucks, donation areas and a benefit planned for May 26 at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. They will have a pop-up restaurant at the Myriad Botanical Gardens from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

According to NewsOK, Bowien took The James Beard Foundation’s prestigious title of Rising Star Chef of the Year in 2013. His restaurant, Mission Chinese in New York City, made Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants list in 2011, and he also owns Mission Burger in San Francisco. Bowien started his career by attending a culinary academy in the Golden State.

Jinny Chen, working on behalf of the Oklahoma State Fraternal Order of Police, organized a food truck mobilization to help victims get  hot meals from local restaurants in the area. NewsOK reported that the food trucks welcomed donations from US Foods, Enid-based Advance Food Co. and Kelley Brokerage. Chen said that although meals were prepared on the scene, packaged goods were still needed.

“We need responsible cooks to maintain a certain level of quality and cleanliness to best serve those at work in the storm-ravaged area,” Chen told the source.

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