About LUCKY CHOW television

Taste Awards



Danielle is host of the LUCKY CHOW television series and the founder of the LUCKYRICE Festival, a nationwide showcase of Asian food culture in the U.S. For LUCKY CHOW, she has put together both iconic and rising star chefs to showcase the unprecedented interest in Asian culture today and the stories behind why our tastebuds are gravitating East. Born in Taipei, Danielle learned from an early age that food + family = a recipe for happiness. She learned how to make zongzi from her 98 year old Shanghai grandmother, grew up eating chicken feet in Houston when Asian food (and Asians) were a novelty, and then moved to the Bay Area for high school where NOT being Asian was a novelty.


Established in 2015, Kings County Productions is a Brooklyn-based production company that travels the world on a quest to create compelling visual stories. Brady Leifer and Eric Jankstrom, KCP’s founders, are driven by a passion for creating narratives that honestly depict our human stories in a broader social context. Their work can be seen at KCPNYC.COM

Kathryn Sheldon is an Award-winning video producer, photographer, and editor with a background in film photography and television production. She helped produce Season 2 of LUCKYCHOW, and is currently producing Season 3 with Kings County Productions. She also enjoys a strong whiskey, and a fresh baguette.

PINATUBO (Season 2)

Francisco Aliwalas, founder of PINATUBO, is an award-winning filmmaker based in Manhattan. His projects encompass television series, commercials, promos, branded content, music videos, documentary, and fiction films. His works have aired on NatGeo Wild, Sundance Channel, HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, NatGeo, DIY Network, Discovery Travel & Living, as well as MTV. Francisco recently executive produced a Travel Channel special about extreme adventure called The Wild Side.

CAAM / CO-PRESENTER (Seasons 1 & 2)

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. For 35 years, CAAM has exposed audiences to new voices and communities, advancing our collective understanding of the American experience through programs specifically designed to engage the Asian American community and the public at large.


LUCKY CHOW is broadcast in 94% of all U.S. households via PBS. it has also been picked up by create as well as by National Geographic internationally. Our ratings are the highest for PBS Asian culinary shows, surpassing the likes of Ming Tsai and Martin Yan.