Danielle Chang

  • Founder of LUCKYRICE Festivals  
  • Host of Lucky Chow PBS TV series 
  • Author
  • Entrepreneur
  • Influencer 

Danielle Chang began her career in publishing at The New York Times as the Managing Director of Assouline, and later founded and published the lifestyle magazine Simplycity. She later became the Professor of Contemporary Art History while also being a Curator of Emerging Art. She then segued her passion of art into fashion and became the CEO of a fashion company, Vivienne Tam. Today she has since shifted focus from visual arts to culinary arts, to share stories about her dedication towards Asian American culture and cuisine. She is the founder of LUCKYRICE, host of the PBS TV Show Lucky Chow and author of the Lucky Rice Cookbook. Although she has several passions, her most important job is being the mother and role model of two beautiful daughters.


LUCKYRICE creates experiential content that cultivates and celebrates the foods and cultures of Asia. Over the past ten years, LUCKYRICE has produced over 27 food festivals across North America, and countless private events for clients, feeding over 50 thousand people and made an estimated 8 billion impressions through social media and traditional.

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Media Reel

Catch a glimpse into the sensational media presence Danielle Chang has achieved during her career. Danielle’s on-camera experience, extensive culinary knowledge, and personable charisma has enabled her to be an entertaining guest or host on any media platform. 


Danielle Chang’s accolades have been recognized by several organization for her entrepreneurship, female empowerment, and cultural representation in the Asian community.  Some of her awards include: 

  • CRAIN’S 40 UNDER 40
  • Organization of Chinese Americans ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
  • Folio Magazine Awards "ONES TO WATCH" 
  • Center for Asian American Media LIFETIME INNOVATION AWARD
  • Manhattan Moves Magazine NY WOMAN OF THE YEAR
  • Working Woman Magazine WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Lucky Chow Awards

Danielle Chang is the creator and host of PBS series, Lucky Chow, which spreads awareness of Asian culture through the lens of food. Winner of the 9th Annual "The TASTE AWARDS" and CAAM "Tastemaker Award" Lucky Chow captures what’s “of-the-moment” by recognizing the next generation of tastemakers and influencers. 

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Branding Partnerships

As a former Professor and cultural icon, Danielle has been invited by brands and affinity groups across the culinary, cultural and media spectrum spread to speak on various issues ranging from her TV show, her business and career path, race and culture, motherhood, and Asian food trends.