authentic chinese tastings & More

Pittsburgh's Most Unique Foodie Experience

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The Hungry Cao ("Cow"), based in Pittsburgh, PA provides authentic, gourmet Chinese & globally-inspired catering, cook-a-longs, and unique food tastings for small events and private dinner experiences.

Our mission is to open minds to new flavors, and start conversations about culture, diversity and information exchange in our global world.

Owner and Chef Itha Cao has over 8 years of professional experience working in restaurants/hotels, event planning, and catering.  She is a first generation American, born to Chinese parents from Northeastern China (Dongbei 东北), and uses her knowledge of Chinese regional cuisine to influence her dishes.

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Itha provides a great mixture of cooking skills combined with information about the food itself, so you come away feeling as if you’ve not only had a great meal, but you’ve learned a lot along the way.

Her cooking classes are a fun group experience and her catered meals are a new kind of comfort food for me. Highly recommend!”
— Abigail S.

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