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since 2003​


Katie Chin, chef, award-winning cookbook author, television host and food blogger on mastered cooking and catering under the guidance of her late mother Leeann Chin whose popular chain of Minneapolis area restaurants introduced Minnesotans to the art of fine Chinese Cuisine.


In 2003 Katie launched Double Happiness Catering specializing in pan-Asian cuisine, catering celebrity-studded events for the high fashion and entertainment industries.


After a brief hiatus and the birth of her twins, Katie is now re-opening her catering company.



WOK STAR CATERING specializes in pan-Asian cuisine with naturally fresh and flavorful recipes from traditional Asian offerings such as Walnut Shrimp and Pad Thai to globally infused dishes such as Miso Butter Udon Noodles and Bulgogi Pizza. 


As she scours the local farmers markets for the freshest seasonal ingredients, to create exquisite artfully presented food, WOK STAR CATERING by Chef Katie Chin will incorporate and take into account clients’ palate preferences to produce cuisine without borders, always reflecting a pan-Asian framework that allows her to stay true to her heritage.



The author of four cookbooks including the award-winnning best seller, “Everyday Thai Cooking." Her most recent book "Everyday Chinese Cookbook:  101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother's Kitchen" was released in April 2016 as a number one new release on Amazon. 


She is the Culinary Ambassador to City of Hope and its “Super Foods Initiative“ and was able to take the message of the cancer-fighting potential of certain foods directly to the White House where she demonstrated at the annual Easter Egg Roll how to incorporate “super foods” into daily life.



She co-hosted the 2003 national PBS Cooking Series “Double Happiness” with her late mother Leeann.   A celebrity chef featured in both broadcast media and print, Katie has appeared numerous times on national television, including The Today Show, The Real, The Hallmark Channel and The Cooking Channel. 


In Los Angeles, Katie has appeared on KCBS, Good Day LA, KABC and KCAL.  

She has been featured in the pages of The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Bon Appetit, Self Magazine, Real Simple, Family Circle and The Los Angeles Times. 


Katie recently competed as a chef contestant on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen and has served as a guest celebrity judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America.   She recently chronicled her late mother's remarkable story on PRI's The World on NPR. 

A Wok, a roll and a dream...
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