833: If Not Now Then When With Katie Chin

Katie Chin, caterer, award-winning cookbook author, television chef, food blogger and US If Not Now Then When With Katie Chin Ambassador to Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, has a passion for Asian food and is committed to teaching the American public that the very best Asian cooking can be achieved in a real home kitchen by real people on real schedules.  After growing up working in the kitchens of her late mother Leeann Chin’s award-winning Minneapolis-area restaurants, Katie pursued a career in film and television marketing, but eventually left her executive position to return to her culinary roots.

Katie shares about her journey to going after her dream with the mindset of “If not now then when?”  She also shares her tips to help you in your own journey to self confidence.


Katie Chin is a celebrity chef and an award-winning cookbook author.

Cultural Background

Katie is of Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Leap and the net will appear.

Leap and the net will appear.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is to trust in yourself and love yourself.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Katie grew up in Minnesota and being the only Asian American family in her town, she felt shy and embarrassed to be Asian because people made fun of her during her high school years.

The “AHA” Moment

Katie was a Senior VP at Fox at the age of 28 but felt very uninspired.  She realizes if she doesn’t act on her dreams now, then when?  That is when she decided to start her culinary journey.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Katie’s life has been a roller coaster but she would never trade it for her old life.  She has also gotten the spirit of entrepreneurship from her mother.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Ask for help.

Interview Links

  • Katie’s Website
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn

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