Projects, Partnerships & Clients

 My extensive traveling and  culinary resume has given me a unique perspective on what makes for a successful food-based venture. I've been fortunate to work with a wide range of interesting companies, from Fortune 500 brands to non-profits and local dining institutions. [I.E., brand endorsement, recipe development, product formulation, event planning, food styling and media]

I love projects that require innovation. If you have an interesting concept that needs a fresh new approach, please contact me below.

Hodo has worked with Chef Tu for many years, from his time at Gather restaurant to his popular pop-ups in the Bay Area before Chef Tu launched his consulting and TV careers. Over the years, we have had the privilege of seeing Chef Tu hone his culinary vision, bringing to his fans and TV audience a refreshing approach to cooking. His food combines a passion of local ingredients, a deft touch of flavors, and a love of bring joy to every table. I look forward to his continued success in bringing his easy joy of cooking to national audiences.
Minh Tsai Founder/Owner Hodo Foods www.hodofoods.com

Minh Tsai Founder/Owner Hodo Foods www.hodofoods.com

Endorsements

Whole Foods Market has worked with Chef Tu this past year. We are extremely proud to have Chef Tu as one of our Whole Foods Market Ambassadors. Chef Tu’s approach to focus on the freshest and best ingredients, while blending his Asian heritage flavors, is what attracted us to him. Once Chef Tu started working with our culinary team, it was effortless. Most recently, Chef Tu was part of the “Art of Grilling” program, where he created a Vietnamese Lemongrass Sausage to sell in our meat counter. Needless to say, the Vietnamese Lemongrass Sausage flew out of our stores and were a huge success! We look forward to our continued partnership with Chef Tu.
Norma Quon Sr. Director of Global Marketing Western US & Canada www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Norma Quon Sr. Director of Global Marketing Western US & Canada www.wholefoodsmarket.com

It was a pleasure working with Chef Tu to design our Tumami burger at Creator. His extensive knowledge of flavors and food science was invaluable as we endeavored to perfect and scale recipes. Tu was also an instant fit with our interdisciplinary team of engineers, fabricators, and cooks, going out of his way to help our teams understand the physics sauces. The Tumami Burger became an instant hit. We’re proud to have worked with him on it and look forward to future collaborations.
David Bordow Product & Design Executive www.creator.rest

David Bordow Product & Design Executive www.creator.rest


Geoff Glick VP, Development & Production www.intersportnet.com

Geoff Glick VP, Development & Production www.intersportnet.com

The only thing better than working with Chef Tu David Phu is getting to sit down and enjoy a meal prepared by him. For those of us at Intersport, we’re proud to say we undertook and enjoy both experiences to the fullest. Chef Tu became an instrumental and indispensable resource in the production of Taste Buds: Chefsgiving both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. His enthusiasm knows no bounds and his willingness to lend a hand in helping us cast the show and refine the idea truly aided us in producing a successful program that aired on ABC. We are already seeking new projects to work on with Chef Tu and can’t wait to see the results.

Chef Tu has been a contributing chef on ChefsFeed for the last two years. In that time he has collaborated with us in several significant ways, from an appearance in My Hood espousing the best spots in Oakland, to working on an innovative brand campaign with us and our partners at Morton Salt. He’s consistently been a collaborative, enthusiastic, and supportive contributor to ChefsFeed both in our aforementioned video work, in social media campaigns, and events. We’re happy he’s part of the ChefsFeed family and look forward to his further contributions.
Roxanne Webber VP of Media www.chefsfeed.com

Roxanne Webber VP of Media www.chefsfeed.com

“What can I say about Chef Tu that hasn’t been said by many others! I’ve had the pleasure of eating at many events where he has cooked the most creative meals. The bank where I work hired him to create a 6 course dinner cooked outside in the “alley” and served inside a branch. That was the beginning of a wonderful Friendship and a Fan for life. We have since collaborated with the Chef with other by “invitation only” events throughout the Bay Area. I love bragging about him and sharing him with others who have not have the good fortune of tasting his fabulous meals.
Chef Tu’s enthusiasm and approach to cooking and eating is contagious because he is SO passionate about telling a story with his dishes. He is the ultimate Professional but so personable with his audience.”
Melody Hom VP, Sr. Private Banker www.umpquabank.com

Melody Hom VP, Sr. Private Banker www.umpquabank.com


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