What Chopped Winner Kathy Fang Is Up To Now

Chopped is a notoriously fast-paced, high-stress show, which we all watch with bated breath, eagerly waiting to see what crazy concoctions the competing chefs can come up with using the bizarre ingredients in their mystery baskets. With 49 seasons and hundreds of episodes — not even including spin-offs like Chopped Junior, Chopped All-Stars, and Chopped After Hours — there have been just as many winners over the years (via IMDb). One of those is Kathy Fang, who was crowned Chopped champion in the "Chinese New Year" episode of season 27, per Pop Sugar.

"When I won, it was just an incredible moment," the San Francisco native told the Convent & Stuart Hall Bulletin. "I felt proud, excited, anxious and validated all at the same time." But what has Fang been doing since her big win? Turns out, quite a lot. Here's all of the culinary success that the chef and former Chopped contestant has achieved off-screen.

Kathy Fang owns a restaurant, baby food line, and more

Not only does Fang help her parents run House of Nanking, a Cantonese restaurant in Chinatown, but she's also the co-owner and chef at Fang, a trendy San Francisco restaurant that serves dishes inspired by both Northern and Southern Chinese cuisine, according to Nob Hill Gazette. "When I enjoy a meal that's incredible, it becomes an experience that is ingrained in my brain," she told the publication. "I feel happy, blessed and content from eating amazing food. I want to be able to do the same for others when they come to eat our food at Fang."

She's more than just a successful restauranteur, too. After giving birth to her daughter Ava, Fang came out with a line of organic baby food called Bon Petit in 2019. And last year, in June of 2020, she published her first cookbook, "Easy Asian Cookbook: 100+ Takeout Favorites Made Simple." She and her husband have also been musing about opening another restaurant in the future, but nothing has officially been announced (via the Nob Hill Gazette).