The Houston Chapter gathered for their monthly lunch series and was pleased to be joined by Thomas Nguyen, UT alumnus and co-founder of Peli Peli. The group had a lot of fun as they networked, caught up with classmates, and discussed other events happening in the McCombs community over lunch at Cadillac Bar!

Thomas’ Peli Peli is a South African fine-dining concept currently ranked in the top 10 in Houston on both TripAdvisor and Yelp. Additionally, Peli Peli Kitchen, a South African fast casual concept was named Eater Houston’s Fast Casual Concept of 2017. Thomas was even featured on season 3 of CNBC’s Restaurant Startup!

As an alum of UT Law, Thomas practiced for three years as a litigation attorney. While at UT, he helped found Omega Phi Gamma, currently the largest Asian-interest fraternity in Texas.

Thomas is a 2019 Golden Fork Faces of Diversity Recipient (Greater Houston Restaurant Association), 2015 Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40 recipient, 2016 Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year and 2016 & 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist.

Thank you for joining the Houston Chapter, Thomas!