Andrew and Liya Truong are stunningly talented chefs. They own and run Terrapin Creek Cafe & Restaurant in the sleepy, small town of Bodega Bay, California. Their fantastic menu garnered them a Michelin Star in 2011. And they have the love and devotion of Bodega Bay citizens and all those traveling along the coast who happen to stop by for a bite.
Liya and Andrew met at culinary school in the early 2000s. Each went on to work at high-end San Francisco restaurants before marrying in 2007 and opening Terrapin Creek Cafe in 2008 (And succeeding, during a recession!). When not working at Terrapin Creek, you can find the Truongs caring for their three children.
[2:38] Andrew & Liya share how they bought their restaurant, Terrapin Creek Cafe.
[04:14] Learn how Bodega Bay has embraced their cafe.
[7:24] Liya explains how growing up around her family’s restaurant influenced her culinary tastes.
[9:04] Andrew and Liya discuss how hard it is to make it in the restaurant world.
[11:02] Mag, Andrew, and Liya talk about how the restaurant grew and expanded.
[13:38] Leah and Andrew explain how their college degrees in economics and computer science help them run their business.
[17:14] The guests share their favorite items on their restaurant menu.
[19:54] Andrew & Liya talk about their Michelin star.
[23:49] Liya and Andrew answer the question, “If you were going to invite fellow chefs to have dinner with you, who would you invite? And what would you make?”
[30:00] Andrew & Liya talk about balancing work and home life.
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