Yong Zhao, co-founder: Yong grew up in Liaoning, received a BS at Peking University, and then received a MESc and deferred his doctoral program in environmental science at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. He takes most of the photos for Junzi Kitchen.
Reed Immer, events and communications: Reed grew up in Connecticut, received a BA at UConn, and worked on marketing strategy for national brands. He plans the Night Lunch event series, and sits on the New Haven Cultural Commission.
Andrew Chu, operations: Andrew grew up in Connecticut, managed a snowboard shop for eight years, and received a BA and MBA at Southern Connecticut State University
Wanting Zhang, co-founder: Wanting grew up in Beijing, received a BA at Peking University, an LLM at the Boston University School of Law, and then an MESc at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
Lucas Sin, culinary: Lucas grew up in Hong Kong, apprenticed in kitchens in Japan, Hong Kong and the US; opened nine student-run restaurants; and received a BA at Yale. He’s recently written for Lucky Peach, Cleaver Quarterly, and China Hands.
Eva Zhang, culinary: Eva grew up in Liaoning, ran a tiny lunch restaurant, received a BA at Shenyang Normal University, and then received an MBA at Fort Hays University
Ming Bai, co-founder: Ming grew up in Harbin, received a BA and MA at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and then received an MFA at the Yale School of Art. One of her projects was recently purchased by the MOMA Library.
Xuhui Zhang, architectural design: Xuhui grew up in Beijing, received a B.Arch at Tsinghua University, and then received a M.Arch at Cornell.