Meet the Chef: Chinese Southern Belle's Natalie Keng
Chinese Southern Belle is no ordinary company. Since 2009, Natalie Keng, and her mother, Margaret Keng, have showcased authentic home-chef traditions and Southern goodness through popular, custom culinary events and in their award-winning sauce line. The company mission goes beyond simply eating or cooking. Chinese Southern Belle's mission is to connect food, culture & diversity through a wide range of offerings. Priorities include supporting local food initiatives, farmers markets, fellow local, woman and/or minority-owned businesses, and community nonprofit organizations, like Farm to Wok, Farm to School programs.
Natalie Keng is a food, culture & diversity expert, writer, entrepreneur and former elected official. A native of Atlanta, she grew up working in the family restaurant then went on to graduate from Vassar College and the Harvard Kennedy School, respectively. Natalie is a guest host/producer on PBS's Georgia Traveler show and contributing writer to several publications. She serves on the board of Keeping It Wild, a nonprofit dedicated to diversity and the environment, the Vassar Fund Council and is a volunteer of the Harvard Club of Georgia and Metro Atlanta Cycling Club. She often teaches with her mother, Margaret Keng, "Teacher of the Year" and home chef emeritus.