Nyum Bai went from La Cocina’s Incubator to the Bon Appetit’s “Best New American Restaurants”

Success Story

Nite Yun comes from a family of Camodian refugees who resettled in the US in the 90s. When she moved to the Bay Area as a college student, she discovered the Cambodian flavors she grew up with were vastly under appreciated in the US. With La Cocina’s support, Nite opened her brick and mortar restaurant in 2016 and since been selected under Bon Appétit’s “Hot Ten List” and reviewed by the New York Times. More importantly to La Cocina though, Nite has created more than a dozen jobs in her neighborhood of Fruitvale, her restaurant serves as a community and cultural center, and she is now helping other women do the same.


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