Andrew grew up in kitchens and restaurants. His parents, Chinese immigrants to the UK, were entrepreneurs who established four restaurants in London. Andrew's original goal was never to be part of the family business. He was accepted into Oxford University and spent a year studying chemistry before transferring to the London School of Economics (LSE) to earn his degree in social anthropology.
This alternate career path was cut short with the death of Andrew's father during his second year at LSE. Andrew then managed the restaurants and enrolled in Westminster Kingsway College culinary school. While there, he discovered a natural aptitude for cooking and a genuine passion for the craft. Later he started entering Chinese cooking competitions and eventually won the Chinese Masterchef competition in London.
Andrew's philosophy focuses on taking original Chinese recipes and giving them a unique spin without changing their ultimate flavor profiles.
Andrew runs his own two restaurant, A. Wong (London).