Chef Khai Duong is on mission to elevate Vietnamese cooking - Article Photos 2/5

Chef Khai Duong, right, smells and reviews a Sea Bass with Green Chili dish during a multi-course meal prepared by Vo Tung Lam, the executive chef at the Novotal Hotel, who is mentored by Duong. (LiPo Ching/San Joser Mercury News/MCT)