Elena has had a culinary presence in Southern New Jersey for over 26 years and has an obsession for great food.
Born in Hong Kong, Elena’s family moved to Long Island, NY in 1966. With an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit, a vital romance for cooking, a meticulous capacity for organization and culinary keenness, Elena has taught Chinese cooking in local schools across Burlington and Camden Counties.
After years of running a catering business, Elena opened her first restaurant in Marlton, NJ in 1986. Following her success in Marlton, she opened Chez Elena Wu in 1998 in Voorhees, NJ and then sold it in 2008. After she sold her restaurant, she has been active in a restaurant consulting business. Due to the popular request of her former customers and the unparalleled opportunity given by the landlord, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT), she has decided to return to Voorhees Town Center by joining other high quality restaurants in the Voorhees Town Center. This new restaurant is the only one which she will operate in the Southern New Jersey.
Elena learned the basics of French cooking by attending the Culinary Institute of America and traveling to Paris. The classes, combined with Elena’s passion for food and natural skill for cooking, has helped her to master the difficult art of French cuisine. With her husband, K.K., Elena has mothered three wonderful children, twin sons and a daughter.