About Angkor Chef

Chef Channy Chhi Laux

Our chef and founder Channy Laux was born in Cambodia and came to the USA as a teenage refugee in 1979. Not knowing a word of English, she worked tirelessly to achieve her American dream.  

After earning MS and BS degrees in mathematics and computer science, Channy spent 30 years working as an engineer in the aerospace and biotech industries. Longing to carry forward her mother’s legacy, Channy walked away from the security of the corporate world and dedicated herself to following her mother’s footsteps of spreading love and sharing food that brings joy to everyone involved.  With this commitment, Chef Channy published her award winning memoir, Short Hair Detention, and started her food business: Angkor Cambodian Food.  On the ten year anniversary of the company, Channy created Angkor Chef, to providing access to many recipes that she cooked with her mother. Today, Angkor Chef also provides a takeout menu, allowing her guests to sample the dishes prior to cooking them.   

“I hope you are enjoying Cambodian food as much as I love to share it with you” Chef Channy.