Danny Bowien Chef and restaurateur Danny Bowien is the co-founder of Mission Chinese Food in San Francisco. Bowien was a 2013 Food & Wine Best New Chef, won the 2013 James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef of the Year, and starred on food and travel show The Mind of a Chef, season 6. Experience Born in South Korea and raised in Oklahoma, Danny Bowien is best known for co-founding Mission Chinese Food in San Francisco in 2008, which grew from a food cart to a restaurant with two outposts in New York City. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.