Name: Marian Cheng
Job Title: Co-Owner Mimi Cheng's Dumplings
What was your very 1st job?
Being Matt Bernson’s first intern in his Tribeca studios and learning a piece of each aspect of the shoe business, whether maintaining and updating his website, providing customer service, visiting the warehouse, or sitting in on a design meeting.
How did you get started in the industry?
I left a career in fashion to apprentice at my friend’s company, Sweetgreen. They were opening their first location in New York.
Whose a girl boss that you really admire and why?
Eva Chen: she is a pioneer in the fashion, technology and lifestyle realms.
What’s your go to outfit when you want to look like a boss?
Something black paired with a leather jacket and perhaps a pop of color, my everyday touches of minimalistic gold jewelry and stacked heels.
What do you LOVE about your job?
Inviting people in for a home cooked meal at Mimi Cheng’s and meeting new guests while having our regulars too.
What’s your go to Dish?
A pan-seared flaky white fish seasoned with garlic, black pepper, sea salt and lemon along with a roasted seasonal vegetable, and a glass of pinot gris.
What’s next for Mimi Chengs?
After two years of our [my sister and I’s] East Village restaurant, we recently opened our second location in Nolita. Next up, a third location…but we take each day as it comes.
Can you give any advice or tips to individuals who are trying to enter your field?
Resiliency is your best friend and learn the industry first by getting a job in the field.
You should probably,most definitlely, get yourself some dumplings- www.mimichengs.com
New York East Village- 179 Second Avenue
New York Nolita- 380 Broome St
Oh and Vogue thinks they're awesome too