Peng Looi is BCA’s Jefferson Evans honoree

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Chef Peng Looi
Chef Peng Looi.

Chef Peng Looi, of Asiatique and August Moon, has won this year’s Jefferson Evans Award, presented annually by the Black Culinarian Alliance to honor individuals “of color” who have shown excellence in the food-service industry. Peng Looi is of Malaysian heritage.

The award is named after chef Jefferson Evans, the first black graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.