Bun Lai is a James Beard Foundation nominated chef and a Seafood Watch Ambassador who is on the vanguard of the worldwide sustainable food movement.
Bun has appeared on ABC, NBC, FOX, Food Network, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.) and NTV (Nippon Television) and has been featured in Food and Wine, Saveur, Eating Well, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, National Geographic and Outside, as well as numerous other national and international media.
He is an author who has been published in Scientific American Magazine and made fun of by television’s Saturday Night Live.
Bun is a sought after speaker. He was the keynote speaker at the biggest fisheries event in the world, the American Fisheries Society’s 141st annual meeting. He has, also, spoken at Chicago Ideas Week, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Google, Monterey Bay Aquarium, New England Aquarium, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Yale University, Harvard University, Wesleyan University, Williams College, New York University, Museum of the City of New York and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Bun is the former cooking and nutrition Director at New Haven Farms, a pioneering nonprofit organization that addresses the health and development of the low-income diabetics through urban agriculture.
Bun is also a Director of an internship/mentorship program created in collaboration with Common Ground High School and the Yale Psychiatry Wellness Initiative.
In 2015, Bun will be seen eating invasive species, off the beaten path and around the world, on his own television series.