Chefs to Watch 2014: Michael Hung, Faith & Flower Los Angeles

Emily Fiffer

Comparing Michael Hung’s culinary journey to that of a fairytale is more apt a comparison than you’d think: He earned his MFA in fiction while sous chef at San Francisco’s esteemed Jardinière.

Hung grew up in a food-loving family, the child of first-generation Chinese and Filipino immigrants. When he was 12, his mother grew ill and was bedridden for several months. Unsolicited, he took on...