Co Ba Cooks

Co Ba Cooks

5.0 (5)
6 years in business

About this pro

I was born in the Mekong delta in Viêt Nam and moved to France when I was teenager; thus, Viet Nam is my soul and France is my identity. I’m a fruit of the two very rich and different cultures. I moved to New York City in 2007.

I have been cooking for my family since I was seven. At first, my cooking was very simple, modeled on Vietnamese street food, but as time went on, my cooking became more sophisticated and versatile. My taste and imagination have been forged by my life’s experience in three countries. When I decided to become a chef, I worked in the most known Vietnamese restaurant outside of Viêt Nam, Sen Restaurant, in Prague, and took classes at Alain Ducasse’s culinary school in Paris.

Advocating about simple and healthy food.

I’ve been teaching cooking classes for children and it’s rewarding to see how they enjoy eating the food that they just made with their own hands and efforts.

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New York, NY 10002
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5 Reviews


  • Dia

    She is terrific with the kiddos and teaches them useful cooking techniques. Food is always yummy and kid friendly. My boys are always super excited to go to her class!

  • Anonymous

    Cô Ba's cooking was absolutely mouthwatering. I was utterly impressed with the presentation, clean preparation, healthy ingredients and expert preparation of the meal. Each dish she crafted was delicious, modern, yet sang an ode to traditional Vietnamese cooking. Best of all, she chose the menu and had everything done in just a few hours. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a private chef.

  • Kevin Zubek

    Thu Houng is a great cook, and really good with the kids, too! My daughter loves cooking with her (and eating the rewards also)!

  • Anne S.

    Always fun and fresh! Feel like I would really be a cook!

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Asian Cooking Classes Cooking Classes