In this intimate interview, Luke Nguyen talks about his journey to Australia via a refugee camp in Thailand.
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29 Apr 2015 - 11:32 AM  UPDATED 4 Aug 2016 - 12:37 PM

Luke Nguyen chats about his journey to Australia, learning to cook in his parents' Cabramatta restaurant and his passion for Vietnamese food and culture.

Luke Nguyen was born in 1978 in Thailand, shortly after his parents fled Vietnam as boat people. After spending some time in a Thai refugee camp, his family eventually settled in Sydney, Australia.

In 2009, Luke Nguyen and Suzanna Boyd founded the Little Lantern Foundation in Hoi An, which gives disadvantaged youths an opportunity to undertake a hospitality training program in little lantern’s operating hotel – restaurant and bar.