Press, Media & Events
Ascend National Convention talk & panel | Houston, Texas | Aug. 19-20
National Federation of the Blind National Convention keynote | National Federation of the Blind | Orlando, Florida | Jul. 15
Pop-up collaboration with Ozone Bar | Ozone at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Jun. 28-Jul. 1: Christine holds her first international pop-up event at Ozone, the highest bar in the world. Read the interview with Christine in the South China Morning Post.
U.S. Speaker Program culinary envoy | U.S. Embassy Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia | Split & Zagreb, Croatia; Belgrade, Serbia; Sarajevo & Banja Luka, Bosnia | May 28-Jun. 11
U.S. Speaker Program culinary envoy | U.S. Embassy Jordan | Amman, Jordan | Apr. 3-11
Asian Real Estate Association of America Houston Chapter inaugural gala keynote | Houston, Texas | Mar. 31
To Become a Better Cook, Sharpen Your Senses | The New York Times Food | Mar. 28
Taste Santo Domingo | Fundacion Francina | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | Mar. 15-18
How a Blind Chef Cooks | Slate Magazine | Feb. 8
Rubin Museum Brainwave event | Rubin Museum, New York | Feb. 3, 7:00 PM
University of Houston capital campaign launch | University of Houston, Houston | Jan. 18-19
Season 4 premiere of Four Senses | AMI Canada | Jan. 5, 7:30 PM EST/PST
New York Life Insurance Company Enable event keynote | New York, New York | Oct. 26
Asian Real Estate Association convention speaker | Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada | Oct. 23
Introduction to Inclusive Talent Acquisition | EdX | Oct. 11: The free Harvard Extension School online pilot course, co-developed with the Perkins School for the Blind with the help of Christine and other vision impaired individuals, launches today. The pilot program will run until Dec. 5.
Christine Ha, MasterChef winner, hosts accessibility cooking show in Toronto| CBC Toronto | Sep. 28: News anchor Dwight Drummond interviews Christine after they shoot an episode of Four Senses stogether. Dwight ws one of fourteen guests on the show’s upcoming fourth season to premiere in January.
Food From Home: Christine Ha | Food Talkies: A new mini-documentary film collection that captures personal food stories created by filmmaker Andrew Gooi. Gooi directed and produced two “Food From Home” films about Christine: one featuring spring rolls, and the other on crab vermicelli soup.
In the Kitchen With: Christine Ha’s Vietnamese Chicken Salad | Design*Sponge | May 29
CNN Inspirations: Breaking Boundaries | CNN International | first broadcast May 14, 8 PM BST: Christine is invited by CNN International to join a panel of incredible guests at the McLaren Thought Leadership Center just outside London.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Awareness Month lecture | Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado | Apr. 21
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month lecture | Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York | Apr. 7
Christine Ha at Glitter Karaoke: Pop-up Episode 2 | Glitter Karaoke, Houston, Texas | Mar. 24, 8 PM to 12 AM
HR.com LEAD2016 conference speaker | Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Nashville, Tennessee | Feb. 3
MasterChef U.S. Celebrity Showdown | FOX | Jan. 18, 8 PM ET/PT: The first-ever celebrity showdown has Christine returning to compete in the MasterChef kitchen, all for a good cause.
Uncle Jax American gourmet popcorn appearances | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Dec. 5-20: Christine demonstrates quick and easy add-on recipes for her popcorn brand, Uncle Jax, at participating markets around Saigon.
U.S. Consulate & Disability Resources and Development talk | Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Dec. 17: Christine gives a motivational talk to university students.
U.S. Consulate “The Making of a MasterChef: A Conversation with Christine Ha” | The American Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Dec. 16
Cookbook launch & signing of Nau An Bang Ca Trai Tim | Tre Publishing House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Dec. 16: Christine’s best-selling cookbook in the U.S., Recipes from My Home Kitchen, is translated into Vietnamese and available in Vietnam. Read the coverage by Thanh Nien Daily on her book launch.
TEDxTaipei Salon speaker | Grand Marriott, Taipei, Taiwan | Nov. 24
Sisterhood of the Congregation Shearith Israel benefit | Dallas, Texas | Nov 11
Delta Gamma Foundation Voices of Vision honoree | The Crystal Ballroom, Houston, Texas | Nov. 5
Dining for NMO Day | Oct. 19: The first annual Dining for NMO is a partnership project between The Guthy Jackson Foundation, Christine, the NMO community, and their local restaurants, where for one day, restaurants will donate a portion of proceeds to NMO research to help find a cure for the debilitating disease that caused Christine’s vision loss.
Season 3 premiere of MasterChef Vietnam | VTV3 Vietnam | Sep. 5, 8 PM (UTC +7): After two guest appearances on the first two seasons, Christine is now a full-fledged judge of the MasterChef franchise in her country of heritage, Vietnam. Read the story on Viet Nam News.
MasterChef U.S. season 6 guest appearance | FOX | Sep. 2: Christine returns to FOX as a guest, along with seasons 4 and 5 winners, Luca and Courtney.
BBC Outlook | Jul. 21: Christine is featured on this episode at 26:57.
American Council of the Blind banquet keynote and honoree | Dallas, Texas | Jul. 10
Unique Source annual dinner keynote | Hershey, Pennsylvania | Jun. 15
May 2015TEDxUCSD Talk speaker | University of California, San Diego, California | May 2
Peckham Community Partnership Foundation speaker | Lansing, Michigan | May 13
Vietnamese Students Association keynote | University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Mar. 28
Lions Club Blind Dinner Date keynote | Grand Rapids, Michigan | Mar. 5
Season 2 premiere of Four Senses | AMI Canada | Jan. 23, 4 & 7 PM ET/PT: Bigger and better than last season, viewers outside of Canada can now watch/listen to episodes online using the AMI accessible media player. Read the press release, the TV, eh? preview, and the write-up on Canoe. And for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of season 2, check out Christine’s Blind Life episode 7.
How do blind people put on their make-up? | BBC News Ouch | Jan. 13: Christine’s Blind Life episode on how the blind put on makeup is featured in this BBC story and later picked up by Cosmopolitan UK, Marie Claire, Daily Mail UK, Bustle.com, Huffington Post UK, and Houstonia Magazine.
First anniversary Lexus gala menu curation | GEM Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Jan. 6
Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired holiday luncheon keynote | Kansas City, Missouri | Dec. 5
Ernst & Young International Day of Disabled People guest chef | Butter Midtown, New York, New York | Dec. 3
I Am Vietnamese project contributing poet
Blue Angels Wings Over Houston air show | Ellington Field, Houston, Texas | Oct. 31: Christine is invited to fly with the Blue Angels in “Fat Albert,” the U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules airlifter. Read the news article on her experience.
Disability Awareness Week cooking demonstration | University of California, Irvine, California | Oct. 16
MasterChef Vietnam season 2 guest appearance | VTV Vietnam | Oct. 11
Student Diversity and Leadership conference keynote | University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin | Sep. 27
Ronald McDonald House Charities Chef Experience judge | Omni, Houston, Texas | Sep. 26
Canada AM | CTV Canada | Sep. 9
Breakfast Television | Canada | Sep. 9
The League for the Blind and Disabled Cooking Blind judge | Fort Wayne, Indiana | Sep. 7: The News-Sentinel and WFFT run stories about the event.
Interview with Christine Ha, Visually Impaired, New York Times Best Selling Author, Chef, Writer, and TV Show Co-Host American Foundation for the Blind CareerConnect | Aug. 20
Guide Dogs for the Blind culinary workshop | Boyd Family Vineyards, Napa, California | Aug. 9
Christine Ha, season 3 MasterChef winner, blogger and author of Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food, on learning to cook donair and her new Canadian cooking show | EnRoute magazine: Christine’s profile is featured in the GE Chef series in Air Canada’s magazine to promote Four Senses’ availability on the the in-flight entertainment.
Knorr MealMaker Vietnam brand ambassador | Vietnam | Aug. 3
KOTO Taste the Stories fundraising gala goodwill ambassador | Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Jul. 5: These video news story and online interviewcover the gala and Christine’s role as the 2014 KOTO goodwill ambassador.
Phamaly Theater Company 25th anniversary gala appearance | Denver, Colorado | Jun. 14
Ikea Sweden Supper Club guest chef | Stockholm, Sweden | Jun. 9-11: Christine is invited to host a supper club in Sweden, so Ikea builds her dream kitchen in a private Stockholm flat. Watch videos about the menu Christine serves and the morning news story about the Supper Club.
Texas Rehabilitation Association Justin Dart Award recipient | Galveston, Texas | Jun. 9
Independence First gala keynote | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Jun. 5
Christine Ha’s Recipe for Success | Success magazine
Reading and Radio Resource Sushi, Sake, and Samurai appearance | Dallas, Texas | May 7
Go Pig, or Go Home judge | Kata Robata, Houston, Texas | May 4
Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment I Am campaign featured celebrity with Verizon Wireless: To celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Christine joins other Asian-American celebrities in creating evocative videos.
Amazon Book List Reveals What’s Hot in American Regional Cuisine | The Salt, NPR | Apr. 29
Houston ISD Cooking Up Change judge with Aramark | Rice University, Houston, Texas | Apr. 12
EP!C Bon Appetit Live cooking demonstration & menu curation | Peoria, Illinois | Mar. 20
GE Monogram Dinner by Design appearance | Toronto, Canada | Feb. 25
Uncommon Sense | The Alcalde magazine from The University of Texas at Austin | Jan. 1
Asian Students Association AsianFest banquet appearance | Baylor University, Waco, Texas | Nov. 16
Excentia Awareness event keynote | Lancaster, Pennsylvania | Nov. 8
Guthy Jackson Charitable Foundation NMO Patient Day speaker | Los Angeles, California | Nov. 6
The Marilyn Denis Show | CTV Canada | Nov. 4
“Top Chef Canada ” and “MasterChef” winners launch culinary series for the visually impaired | OMG Yahoo! Canada | Oct. 9: The news of Christine co-hosting a cooking show also gets picked up on Eater Houston.
Christine Ha at MKT BAR: Pop-up Episode 1 | MKT BAR, Houston, Texas | Sep. 14, 3 to 6 PM: Christine’s first-ever pop-up gets lots of publicity, including from the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Press blog, and two CultureMap Houston write-ups: a look before and after.
Recipes from My Home Kitchen, Christine Ha’s cookbook: a review | San Jose Examiner | Sep. 4
Living Well with a Disability conference & expo keynote | Lancaster, Pennsylvania | Aug. 24-26
Cooking with Connor | Straits Restaurant, Houston, Texas | Aug. 17: Christine helps grant the wish of a 5-year-old with Pearson syndrome. Check out the Blind Life episode 6: Cooking with Connor about it.
Celebrity Cruises Beyond the Podium speaker | Adriatic Sea | Jul. 31-Aug. 12
U.S. State Department luncheon guest in honor of President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam | U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C. | Jul. 24
OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates conference appearance | Washington D.C. | Jul. 18
Recipes from My Home Kitchen debuts at no. 12 on the New York Times best seller list in the Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous category | Jul. 14
Blind Determination: MasterChef’s Christine Ha on Overcoming Obstacles to Become a Cook | Mochi magazine | Summer issue
MasterChef U.S. season 4 guest appearance | FOX | Jun. 26: Christine’s guest appearance iss first announced on Examiner.com. Learn more about what Christine has in store for season 4 contestants on Yahoo! TV and The Huffington Post.
Access Hollywood Live | Jun. 26
Cooking “With ” Christine Ha: A Look Inside Recipes From My Home Kitchen | Houston Press Eating Our Words | Jun. 24
My Interview with Christine Ha, Winner MasterChef 3 | TwistedChef.com | Jun. 23
Mississippi Disability MegaConference keynote | Jackson, Mississippi | Jun. 19-20
Houston book signing | Brazos Bookstore, Houston, Texas | Jun. 11, 7 PM: The event is covered in the news by CultureMap Houston and the Houston Press food blog. After attending the book signing, Allyn West also wrote this “Inprint blog post which gives insight into Christine as a student.
Q & A with Christine Ha: Cooking Blind, Winning “MasterChef” + Her New Project | L.A. Weekly | Jun. 10
MasterChef season 4 episode recaps contributing writer | TVGuide.com
Arthur Kade | New York, New York | May 22
Rachael Ray Show | Food Network | May 21
Christine Ha: From MasterChef to Home Kitchen | Tell Me More, NPR | May 20
How We See in the Dark: A blind Chef and the Recipe for a Miracle by Victoria Jackson | The Huffington Post | May 17
Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food (Rodale) drops in stores | May 14: On the first day of its release, Christine’s cookbook reaches #1 on the Amazon bestselling cookbooks list. HULIQ.com runs a piece based on Christine’s Q&A with Graham Elliot on Amazon. Additional media coverage includes Gossip and Gab, SheKnows.com, and Ali Squared.
Master of Fine Arts graduate from the Creative Writing Program | University of Houston, Texas | May 10: Christine achieves another milestone by graduating with a MFA in creative writing.
I am Christine Ha, MasterChef season 3 winner. Ask me anything. | Reddit.com | May 8
MasterChef Vietnam season 1 guest appearance | VTV Vietnam | Apr. 5, 8 PM
Gulf Coast journal private dinner chef | Houston, Texas | Mar. 16
Arts InSight | PBS | Feb. 7
Center for the Visually Impaired Henderson Society dinner keynote | Atlanta, Georgia | Jan. 30-31: Read Christine’s follow-up CVI blog post, and catch the FOX 5 Atlanta news story about Christine’s visit.
The Walker Foundation So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-Off judge | Spartanburg, South Carolina | Jan. 26: The event benefitting the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind is covered by “The Spartanburg Herald Journal.
I’m proof dreams can come true, says Christine Ha | Asia One News | Jan. 8
Blind chef Christine Ha opens up about her restaurant future and the end of her bachelorette days | CultureMap Houston | Dec. 21
Freedom and Fashion Food + Freedom + Fashion appearance | San Francisco, California | Dec. 8
National Employment and Disability Conference keynote | George Washington University, Washington D.C. | Dec. 5
The Doctors | Dec. 4
Houston’s blind cook Christine Ha wins “MasterChef” | Your Houston News | Nov. 28
Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce Women of Prestige Award recipient | Houston, Texas | Nov. 15
Houston Aeros puck drop guest of honor | Houston, Texas | Nov. 1
Christine Ha Talks MasterChef, Masochism and Multi-Tasking | Houston Press Eating Our Words | Oct. 10
5 Questions: Christine Ha | AndrewZimmern.com | Oct. 10
You’ve got Christine Ha | Huff Post Live | Oct. 6
In Touch, BBC | Oct. 2
Quán quân Vua đầu bếp Christine Hà | Radio Free Asia/Voice of America | Oct. 2
MasterChef 2012 Season 3 Winner Christine Ha: Our Exclusive Interview Part 2 | FoodBeat.com | Sep. 12
“MasterChef” finale: Christine overcomes blindness, odds to win | Los Angeles Times | Sep. 11
Joe Bastianich Blogs: Why Christine Ha Won MasterChef | People.com | Sep. 11
UH Student Christine Ha Cooks Her Way to FOX TV’s “MasterChef” Title | University of Houston News | Sep. 11
Nightline | ABC | Sep. 11
Blind cook of Vietnamese origin wins U.S. MasterChef | Tuoi Tre News | Sep. 11
MasterChef Winner: I Used to Only Cook Scrambled Eggs, Toast and Ramen | TVGuide.com | Sep. 10
“MasterChef” Season 3 Winner Crowned | Zap2it.com | Sep. 10
MasterChef U.S. season 3 winner | FOX | Sep. 10: Christine is awarded the title, and while she is in New York on a media tour, the local FOX 26 Houston news covers the story in her hometown.
Blind chef Christine Ha – Interview before the finale | The Daily | Sep. 10
Admit it: You want blind chef Christine Ha to win “MasterChef” | Examiner.com | Sep. 10
Blind Houston chef hopes to master competition tonight | The Houston Chronicle | Sep. 10
Blind chef fights cooking battle | VietNam News | Sep. 10
Cane and Able | New York Post | Sep. 9
FOX Health News | FOX 11 Los Angeles | Sep. 6
MasterChef finalist Christine Ha on being blind, and a fighter | Los Angeles Times | Sep. 5
MasterChef Contestant Christine on Blindness, Cooking | TIME.com | Sep. 4
Live from the Couch | CBS New York | Sep. 4
MasterChef’s Christine Ha picks up a taste for almond milk from Becky Reams | Zap2it.com | Sep. 4
MasterChef 2012 Season 3 Contestant Christine Ha: Our Exclusive Interview | FoodBeat.com | Aug. 15
Houston’s blind cook reveals her passion for snowboarding, winning & ruthless MasterChef judges | CultureMap Houston | Aug. 14
All Things Edible | Aug. 14
Food with Famous People: The Culinary Genius of Christine Ha by Will Donnelly | Punchnels | Aug. 6
Good Day L.A. | FOX 11 Los Angeles | Jul. 24, 9 AM
FOX Television Critics Association conference talent | Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles, California | Jul. 23: Christine and fellow season 3 contestant, Felix Fang, discuss MasterChef with People.com, media coverage, and this Synergistic Video.
“Blind Cook” Serves Up Tough Competition on “MasterChef” | Tell Me More, NPR | Jul. 17
On MasterChef, Seeing Blind Chef Christine Ha Is Believing | HULIQ.com | Jul. 3
“MasterChef” sensation Christine Ha: Totally awesome, not totally blind | Entertainment Weekly online | Jun. 21
Christine Ha: MasterChef Contestant, Writer, and Cook | American Foundation for the Blind | Jun. 15
Access Hollywood Live | Jun. 12
Gordon Ramsay will be cooking–and boiling over–this summer | Los Angeles Times | Jun. 10
See-food chef: Blind contestant Christine was recruited for Ramsay’s show | New York Post | Jun. 6
“MasterChef” Blind Chef Contestant: The Judges Discuss Christine’s Unique Advantage | The Huffington Post | Jun. 5
Season 3 premiere of MasterChef U.S. | FOX | Jun. 4, 8/7 PM CT: The season in which Christine is a contestant airs in the U.S.
Christine Ha is MasterChef’s First Blind Contestant | People.com | Jun. 4
Blind Cook’s Competitive Spirit Burns on Ramsay’s “MasterChef” | The Houston Chronicle | Jun. 4: Christine is featured on the front page.
Houston FOX 26 morning news | Jun. 4, 9 AM: The FOX 26 evening news covers Christine’s premiere watch party held later that day.
Exclusive: Gordon Ramsay and the “MasterChef” judges dish with Yahoo! TV | Yahoo! TV | Jun. 3