Patty Chen has been making dumplings since she was eight years old. When her family emigrated from Kaohsiung, Taiwan to the United States and opened their own restaurant, she met her future husband and business partner, Marc Shulman, at that restaurant.
Historically, Patty and Marc have started multiple successful restaurants leading up to the now famous Dumpling Room. In 1997, they opened the Taiwan Cafe. In 2001, it was the All Asia Bar. From there, the couple developed the School for Dumplings which led to the inevitable opening of Patty Chen’s Dumpling School in 2013.
Patty and Marc put a twist on traditional dumpling houses by creating vegetable infused skins, various organic fillings and they bring their own unique personalities to the process! They are always working together to develop new and delicious creations.