Chef Julie Cole is currently the Operations Manager and Chef at Nom Wah. Drawing from her experiences at various New York kitchens, Julie defines her cooking style as one that is balanced in flavor and spices, accented with low- and high-brow Japanese influences.

Prior to joining Nom Wah, Julie was the Executive Chef at the highly acclaimed Greenpoint Fish and Lobster Co. in Brooklyn. She has also held posts at Neta, Kin Shop, and Ippudo. She holds a BA from New York University with a major in sociology and a minor in business studies from the Stern School of Business.

In her spare time, Julie prefers to carb load... while reading her many cookbooks.


What Tasting are you presenting? How is this dish a celebration of rice? 

Turnip rice cake with Chinese sausage, dried shrimp, and sweet soy and Remy Martin Cognac glaze. Utilizing Japanese grains, the rice flour adds to fluffiness, while giving body to the shredded turnip.

What does the future of Asian food look like? 

The future of Asian food will continue to tell stories, but will perhaps focus on the nostalgia of the childhoods of second- and third-generation Asian-Americans who embrace a foot in the old and new worlds. And perhaps, we will also see a rediscovery of the past, as many will want to better understand their roots and the tales of previous generations.

What does celebrating 10 lucky years of LUCKYRICE mean to you?

Celebrating ten years of LUCKYRICE means a decade of sharing stories of the Asian-American experience through food and drink. Through these many feasts, we've been able to connect people for over a decade to new flavors and tastes

Join the iconic Nom Wah team at our LUCKYRICE Feast presented by Rémy Martin on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 in New York City .