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ANGKOR CAMBODIAN FOOD Certified as a Minority-Owned Business

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:40 PM

[FREMONT, CA] - 12/16/2020 - ANGKOR CAMBODIAN FOOD, a business specializing in quality Cambodian ingredients and culinary services, is proud to announce national certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC).

“Ten years ago, I started the first Cambodian food manufacturing company in the USA,” said Channy Laux, CEO, Angkor Cambodian Food. “Looking back, I had to overcome many ultimatums alone, and I often second guessed myself.  With NMSDC I feel that I am amongst members that understand entrepreneurial challenges.  Getting our MBE certification gives us the platform to socialize our unique products and services to the communities that value diversity and inclusiveness.  We are looking forward to working with our clients, partners and other MBE-certified businesses to continue to build on these values.  

NMSDC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by minority individuals who are United States citizens.


By including minority-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

Over 400 national corporate members are recognized as part of the NMSDC, and more than 1,750 corporate members through the 23 regional NMSDC affiliates. Angkor Cambodian Food is proud to join the ranks of these members and other minority-owned businesses that have a continuous and ongoing focus on diversity and inclusion. 


Our chef and founder Channy Laux was born in Cambodia and came to the USA as a teenage refugee in 1979. Not knowing a word of English, she worked tirelessly to achieve her American dream. 

After earning MS and BS degrees in mathematics and computer science, Channy spent 30 years working as an engineer in the aerospace and biotech industries. Longing to carry forward her mother’s legacy, Channy walked away from the security of the corporate world and dedicated herself to following her mother's footsteps of spreading love and sharing Cambodian food that brings joy to everyone involved.  With this commitment, Channy published her award-winning memoir Short Hair Detention, and started Angkor Cambodian Food with the goal of providing quality Cambodian ingredients and culinary services in America.

All of our sauces and pastes are made in the USA using all natural ingredients, no artificial color and no artificial preservatives. On the ten-year anniversary of our company we launched Angkor Chef to provide access to many recipes that Channy cooked with her mother, as well as some new and fun fusion dishes. Angkor Chef also provides a takeout menu, allowing our guests to sample the dishes prior to cooking them.