Tu Nguyen

Operations Manager at Ba Bar

While finishing his college degree, Tu began his restaurant career as a busser at Ba Bar shortly after opening day. He has since worked his way up the ladder and is now the Operations Mananger of all three Ba Bar locations.


Bien Hoa, Vietnam

Favorite Seattle Restaurants

Bar Del Corso, Nishino, Suika, and Palace Kitchen

Favorite Late Night Snack

Congee with all types of meat.

Favorite Vietnamese Dish

Phở for life!

Perfect Day Off

Reading and spend time with family.

Definition of Happiness

“Many people think excitement is happiness. But, when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.”― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Memorable Kitchen Disaster

There was one time I help out to work in the kitchen as dishwasher for two nights. I struggled and was so tired after those shifts. However, it was a very good experience to help me understand how hard the kitchen staff works, and I appreciate them more now.

Alternate Universe Career

Math or History Teacher

Favorite Part of The Pacific Northwest

The nature of Pacific Northwest is beautiful with four different seasons. I love to explore it.

Next Vacation Location

Cancun or Japan

Favorite Movie

Forest Gump

Favorite Book

The Art of War

What have you learned?

Hard work beats talent. It’s obvious!