In addition to her day job as Momofuku's brand director, Sue Chan is creating a social network and support group for women pursuing careers in the culinary industry.
Sue Chan (right) interviews Anna Polonsky of Le Fooding.
After graduating from Barnard College, Chan had a brief stint in the kitchen of The Spotted Pig and at the non-profit, Food Bank of NYC.
Chan then worked her way up the Momofuku ranks, from office assistant, to chef David Chang's assistant to Momofuku's brand director.
, with colleagues, is devoting primary attention now to The Toklas Society for Women
in Food and Hospitality.
Sue Chan: In early 2012, EunJean Song (at the time Director of Operations at Momofuku, now in Seattle overseeing all of Matt Dillon's restaurants), Alex Pemoulie (Director of Finance at Momofuku and co-owner of Thirty Acres in Jersey City) and I started to face professional growing pains. [These ranged] from how to balance our personal and work lives to how to choose the right health insurance for our staff.