Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Christine Ha

Chef, Author, & Restaurateur

Christine Ha is the blind cook who won “MasterChef” season 3 with Gordon Ramsay. Her first cookbook, Recipes from My Home Kitchen, was a New York
Times best-seller. She has spoken about disability advocacy at the United Nations, served as a culinary envoy overseas for the American Embassy, and was a co-host on the Canadian cooking show “Four Senses” and a judge on “MasterChef” Vietnam. Ha holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston, where she served as Fiction Editor for Gulf Coast literary journal, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. Ha’s first restaurant in Houston, The Blind Goat, was named a semi-finalist for 2019 Best New Restaurant in America by the James Beard Foundation.


Her second restaurant, Xin Chào, opened in September 2020.