Net Worth: $1.1 Billion
- Source of Wealth Restaurant
- Birth Place Tokyo, Japan
- Marital Status Undisclosed
- Full Name Alan Wong
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity Chinese, Hawaiian, Japanese
- Occupation Chef and Restaurateur
- Education Kapiolani Community College
- Children Undisclosed
About Alan Wong
Allan Wong is a chef and restaurateur with an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion. He was born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and half-Hawaiian and half-Chinese father. He has worked on various restaurants in Japan and Hawaii. He is most widely known as one of the co-founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Together, they came to form an organization that will create a new American regional cuisine that will highlight locally grown ingredients in Hawaii and its diverse ethnic styles. In 1992, they compiled a cookbook called The New Cuisine of Hawaii and was sold for charity.
Aside from Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Wong also owns several restaurants in Hawaii as well as one in Japan which contribute to his estimated net worth of $1.1 billion. As a recognized person in the restaurant industry, he appeared as a guest judge on the part one of the season two finale of Top Chef. After the show’s contestants enjoyed a welcome luncheon prepared by Wong, they were challenged to cater his birthday luau. He also cooked a luau at the Whitehouse for President Obama for the annual White House Congressional picnic for members of the Congress and their families.
Alan Wong was awarded Chef of the Year by Sante Magazine in 2001. In the same year, one of his restaurants was ranked number six in the list of America’s Best Fifty Restaurants by Gourmet Magazine. He was the recipient of the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Pacific Northwest in 1996. He was recognized by Robert Mondavi Winery as one of 13 Rising Chefs in America in 1994.