Creator, Host, Producer
Danielle is host of the Lucky Chow television series and the founder of the LUCKYRICE Festival, a nationwide showcase of Asian food culture in the U.S. For Lucky Chow, she has put together both iconic and rising star chefs to showcase the unprecedented interest in Asian culture today and the stories behind why our tastebuds are gravitating East. Born in Taipei, Danielle learned from an early age that food + family = a recipe for happiness. She learned how to make zongzi from her 98 year old Shanghai grandmother, grew up eating chicken feet in Houston when Asian food (and Asians) were a novelty, and then moved to the Bay Area for high school where NOT being Asian was a novelty.
William is the co-host and co-producer of Lucky Chow. Born in Manhattan’s Chinatown, William was raised by his mother and grandmother, immigrants who instilled in him the importance of hard work and hustle, and a lifelong appreciation for the art form that is food. From his daily shopping trips to the neighborhood markets with his grandmother to watching his mother prepare elaborate family dinners, William understood the power of sharing a meal and hopes to help narrate rich stories of Asian culture through the lens of food on Lucky Chow.
Francisco is the director of season 5 of Lucky Chow and has produced countless original digital content for Discovery, Nat Geo Wild, Refinery 29, Food Network, HGTV, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Bloomberg TV and for a wide range of brands: Nike, Lexus, Fios, and Lonely Planet. He has directed commercials for Dodge and Wendy’s and broadcast specials for Travel Channel.
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