Cédric Vongerichten was born in 1981 in Bangkok, Thailand, when his father, Jean-Georges Vongerichten was the Chef at the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok. Soon after, at the age of 2, Cédric moved to New York. It did not take long for him to find his calling. At the age of 9, he was already playing in his father's kitchen at the Lafayette in New York, and by the time he was 17 he officially began his career as a chef at a restaurant in the Bahamas. He continued to learn about food and refine his techniques as he traveled the world to work at London's Berkeley Hotel, Hong Kong's Mandarin Oriental, and at El Bulli in Barcelona. A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, he worked through the ranks at several Jean Georges Restaurants. After working as a sous chef at Jean Georges, he was appointed to his current position as Chef de Cuisine at Perry St Restaurant. His latest restaurant, Wayan, offers Indonesian cuisine with a modern French flair. Located in the picturesque streets of Nolita, Wayan is the name given to the first-born child or in this case, to the Chef's first independent culinary effort.
In addition to Perry St and Wayan, Cédric partnered with American Express in 2014 (and now) for the launch of Centurion Lounge LaGuardia, New York City, where he offers seasonal and local dishes. In 2018, he partnered with Alila Hotels, a luxury small boutique hotel in Jakarta to open a casual dining place with New York City ambiance call Vong Kitchen and a seat down burger bar call Le Burger. Cédric has appeared several times on television such as The Martha Stewart Show and The Food Network; a judge at Beat Bobby Flay and several prominent magazine such as NY Magazine, Food and Wine magazine, Restaurant Insider, and Gotham.Cé