MEET CAODAN TRAN, DALLAS-BASED FOODIE, CHEF, RETIRED HOOPER X CERTIFIED BURGER EXPERT.
By now, you're familiar with our Chick Chat series - right? For us, it's so important to highlight the women who are making moves in their respective fields because #Chickspiration transcends all. After a turn on the 1's and 2's with DJ Poizon Ivy, we opted to stay local and grab some grub with one of our favorite Chefs.
Caodan Tran aka The Burger Lady (nobody calls her that, only us...in our heads. Keep reading to see why), is a 29 year old certified foodie who happens to whip up some pretty amazing dishes. Originally from the Best Coast - West Hills, CA to be exact - this Dallas transplant is taking the D-Town food scene by storm and even landing on a TV set near you cough Food Network cough. But, being a professional chef wasn't always the plan for Cao even though she can trace her love affair with food back to the year she ate a McDonald's Big Mac every day for a year. She was 7. See? The Burger Lady. It all comes full circle, don't you know?
Lucky for us, Cao took some time to talk life, food, and how she's creating a brand filled to the brim with #Chickspiration and self-awareness. Take a bite out of her gem-filled interview below. Pun intended.
HER LIFE STORY IN CLIFFSNOTES
DO YOU SPEAK FOOD OR NAH?
THE "I's" HAVE IT: IMMIGRATION, IMAGINATION, I WILL
CAREER ADVICE IS LIFE ADVICE, FTW
CAO'S FAVORITE DISHES IN 3...2...1...
LADIES IS CHEFS TOO, AND DAMN GOOD AT IT
HOW DID SHE LAND THAT FOOD NETWORK SPOT?
SNEAKHER STYLE: KUNG FU CAO IN JORDANS
ABOUT THAT SNEAKER ROTATION THOUGH...
THE STORY BEHIND HER BURGER LOVE
ON BALANCING THE DEMANDS OF GROWING A BUSINESS WITH BEING A NEWLYWED
PASSION MEETING PURPOSE, SQUARED.
WHAT'S NEXT? THAT'S KIND OF ON THE LOW LOW...
ON #CHICKSPIRATION AND WHAT IT MEANS TO HER
If you're looking to catch more of what Cao is cooking, be sure to hit her up on Instagram for more delicious goodies AND to keep up with her new journey!