HERE'S THE HONEST TRUTH...
I was born and raised in Da Nang, a beautiful beach city in the middle of Vietnam, to a family of teachers. Growing up with a love for culinary and Vietnamese cuisine in particular, after receiving my Bachelor Degree in Business Admin in the National University of Singapore (NUS) and later Master Degree in the same field in Hamburg University, Germany; I started my own YouTube cooking channel, Helen’s Recipes, to record and share my passion for Vietnamese food.
‘Helen’s Recipes’ started out small but was quick to gain traction and soon after those first videos, I stayed committed to the channel by constantly releasing new contents and growing my fan base. Since then, I have received a lot of media attention as the (unofficial) ambassador of Da Nang and Vietnamese culinary, as well as other influencer-related achievements such as being Top 4 in the Influence Asia Award in 2017, Top 5 Seoul Fusion Hansik, and Content Creator and YouTube Ambassador in Vietnam.
I also have my own line of cookbooks available in English, Vietnamese and Chinese, having published 4 titles under my name and am preparing for the 5th. I write my cookbooks hoping they can be guides to Vietnamese cuisine and I always try my best to make changes where necessary while retaining the soul of Vietnam’s traditions.
As Helen’s Recipes grew bigger, more opportunities came knocking. In 2019, I was offered the position of Culinary Ambassador for the Sheraton Grand Danang Resort. I also starred in numerous TV cooking programs such as ‘7-minute breakfasts’ by VTV, ‘Home-cooked Vietnam’ and ‘Home-cooked Asia’ by AFC, and others.
With my background in business admin and marketing, and with my passion for Viet culinary, I made it my mission to bring Vietnamese food to the world in a professional manner. I have great faith in Vietnamese cuisine being the next big wave in the international food scene, and am doing everything in my capabilities, ranging from Helen’s Recipes to various other branding works, to make that dream come true.