“I hate the smell of food outside of the kitchen. I get goosebumps. I run away from the smell. I flip my shit. It’s the worst thing ever.

“That’s my biggest phobia: the smell of food outside of the kitchen. It doesn’t belong anywhere else. It’s gross.

“I don’t like to eat at people’s houses where there’s no ventilation. Or in the streets with the Halal food going on. I feel like the smell is following me around all day. When I see food trucks, I run across the street.”

Hung Huynh is the Executive Chef of Catch and The General

Interview and photo by Kara Chin

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