Ching is a British television personality and an ambassador for Chinese cooking with her own signature branded Wok among other products. She has starred in three popular TV series and is the author of five best-selling cookbooks.
Born in Taiwan to Chinese parents, Ching-He Huang’s culinary influences stem from the traditional cooking styles of her grandparents, who came from a farming community in southern Taiwan. At the age of five, Ching emigrated to South Africa with her family, where she was exposed to a wholly different diet and climate. The family moved again, to London, when Ching was 11.
Educated at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and Bocconi Business School in Milan, Huang graduated with a first class economics degree and set up her own food businesses, Fuge Ltd and TZU.
Ching is also known for her cookery programmes, her first being Ching’s Kitchen, which was first shown on UKTV Food in 2005. Other television appearances followed including Daily Cooks, Saturday Cooks and Great Food Live. Huang has also appeared on BBC Saturday Kitchen with James Martin, UK Food Market Kitchen as well as guest appearances on Ready Steady Cook, Cooking the Books and cooked live for Melanie Sykes on Grand Designs Live. She also appears as a regular guest on Sky Television food show Taste, hosted by Beverly Turner.
In 2006 she published her first recipe book, China Modern, which contained a variety of Chinese influenced recipes.
The Chinese Food Made Easy television series has been licensed into The Cooking Channel (USA), New Zealand, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Australia and Belgium and has been picked up by BBC’s Lifestyle channel for all its Asian feeds, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Korea.
In 2010, Huang fronted a new thirteen part cookery series on Five. The series Chinese Food in Minutes was based on Huang’s title of the same name, published by HarperCollins in September 2009. In the show Ching takes two novice cooks and teaches them how quick and easy Chinese cooking really is, before the novices recreate the dishes on their own.
Chinese Food in Minutes won the award for 3rd Best Chinese cuisine book in the world at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2010.
In 2011 her 13-episode series Easy Chinese San Francisco by Ching He Huang debuted on the Cooking Channel. In the show Huang explores the fantastic fresh ingredients that San Francisco has to offer, visiting local markets, farms and suppliers. Armed with her vast knowledge, Ching is out to prove that Chinese cuisine can be simple, healthy and delicious.
Huang has also written for several food magazines such as Olive, BBC Good Food and Delicious.
Product Endorsements & Advertising
She has developed a range of Ching-branded tableware, Chinese cooking and preparation utensils marketed by Typhoon Housewares, as well as branded exotic mushrooms grown in the UK and available through Tesco.
Ching promotes simple Chinese cookery through her television programmes and cookery books. Her approach is to demystify the notion that Chinese cooking is complicated and time consuming by demonstrating traditional recipes that can be easily adapted for the home cook in Britain.