Le Colonial Promotes Charlie Ho to Corporate Executive Chef

Le Colonial, the acclaimed French-Vietnamese restaurant, has promoted Charlie Ho to Corporate Executive Chef, overseeing the culinary programming for its six restaurants.  Ho is an eight-year veteran of Le Colonial, most recently serving as Executive Chef in its Houston location.

Chef Ho was born in Beaumont, Texas, and his parents immigrated to the States from Vietnam.  He began his culinary journey at age 16 at a sushi restaurant followed by a number of Vietnamese restaurants.  He started as a line cook at Le Colonial in Houston in 2016, eventually working his way up to Executive Chef.

Chef Ho attended the University of Houston and helped his family open a grocery store in Houston.  He is married with two children, and is a “Texas boy who enjoys fishing, hunting and anything outdoors.”

“Vietnamese food is often thought of as street food cuisine.  Le Colonial has taken Vietnamese food to a higher level, and I enjoy elevating the cuisine with the highest quality ingredients and French techniques,” said Chef Ho.

About Le Colonial

Le Colonial is a celebration of the seductive spirit and vivid flavors reminiscent of Saigon in the 1920s. With locations in Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Delray Beach Lake Forest, and Naples, the famed Vietnamese restaurant launched over three decades ago by celebrated restaurateurs Rick Wahlstedt and Joe King and has been raved about by countless American critics, celebrities, and tastemakers in New York. Le Colonial will soon open in Denver and Scottsdale.

Under the direction of acclaimed Vietnamese chef and cookbook author, Nicole Routhier, along with culinary director Hassan Obaye, the culinary team balances classic Vietnamese recipes and today’s health-conscious preferences, bringing the freshest, locally sourced vegetables and premium seafood and meats to life through an artful use of herbs and spices.  For more information, visit www.lecolonial.com or follow lecolonial_restaurants.