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Cook For a Cause: Cola Chicken Wings and Tofu Salad with Amelie Kang
August 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Ning (Amelie) Kang moved to America to pursue a bachelor degree at the Culinary Institute of America and quickly found New York’s Chinese food scene to be lacking diversity. She then met Meng Ai, Yishu He and Evan Toretto Li, and together they decided to open up the first dry pot focused Chinese restaurant in Manhattan, called MáLà Project, in January 2016. Today, Kang is CEO while Ai oversees the business’ financials from Shanghai. He and Li are investors, but aren’t involved in daily operations. MáLà Project has since become a leader in New York’s ever-evolving Chinese food scene, challenging stereotypes of Chinese food in America with elevated service and authentic flavors. Its second location opened in 2018 in Midtown. MáLà Project has a strong focus on gender and racial equality: 50% of the employees are immigrants and 60% of the management team members are female. TOMORROW is their sister concept that’s a Chinese takeout restaurant in the Financial District, which opened in 2017 and features comfort food from Northern China.