“Bini Pradhan grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal, surrounded by the Himalayan mountains. Her mother worked as a cook for the Nepalese royal family, and her delicious food was always in the spotlight. Bini followed her mother’s passion, went to cooking school in Bombay, and got a Bachelor’s Degree in hotel management catering. She then worked for several large hotel chains, gaining valuable experience in the Nepali food industry.”
Ryan Pang is a native of Sunnyvale, CA . He is a professional private chef, Award Winning BBQ Pit Master, Instructor at The California BBQ Institute and ambassador of “Good Times”. Ryan started his journey and passion for cooking at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY where he graduated with honors and was awarded the coveted Service Award. Professionally, he has led several BBQ smokehouses in the bay area. Former Executive Chef and Pitmaster of QBB in Mountain View, Ca and Armadillo Willy’s BBQ Group,Front man of the Award Winning Competitive BBQ Team Bad S. BBQ (the S stands for Sunnyvale) Since competing, Bad S BBQ has won countless BBQ awards including many coveted People’s Choice Awards, Silicon Valley BBQ Championship 3 years in a row, Grand Championships from Pro’s vs Joes, and many more. Pit Master Ryan’s talents don’t end with BBQ, he also holds the only triple crown of chili at The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s Chili Cookoff for his Smoked Hot Link Chili, where he continues to be a crowd favorite! Ryan is a perfectionist, visionary and innovator as well. This can be seen in his hardware, his custom built smokers. They are culinary works of art, fabricated from early 1900’s GE Refrigerators.