Diane and Willet Feng originally met in an Asian Studies class at Rice University. Now they’re married and co-own a restaurant called burger-chan.
Diane is a middle school math teacher by trade, and taught for a few years in HISD and at an international school in Shanghai. Diane had plans to return to teaching a few months after their daughter was born, but Willet soon realized he needed her help to run his new burger restaurant. Fast forward four years to the present, Diane has as much experience in a restaurant as in a classroom.
Willet spent a few formative years in Southeast Asia and earned his bachelor degree from Rice and culinary arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu. He worked as a line cook at Uchiko and Oxheart before travelling across the world to become the head chef at The Grumpy Pig in Shanghai. In 2016, he opened Kuma Burgers—now known as burger-chan.