About Cajun Boil Restaurant

Passionate for Cajun

Chef Yu was raised by her grandparents in Szechuan, China. There she grew up among chefs and spices helping her grandparents in their renowned family restaurant dating back to the 1930s.

Cajun Boil was established by Chef Yu and her husband Dr. Lei. Opening a restaurant has always been a kid’s dream for Chef Yu. Chef Yu was raised by her grandparents in a small village in northwestern China. Her grandmother worked as a chef for more than 20 years, and her grandfather’s family owned a well-known local restaurant in Szechuan, China, back in the 1930s. Childhood memories are filled with grandparents’ care, and she grew up with grandmother’s unbeatable love meal. Due to her grandparents’ impact, little Yu started learning and cooking for herself at the age of 8 not only because she is interested in food, but also because she has a passion for cooking good food for families and friends. After Yu received her bachelor’s degree in China, she went to continue study in Hospitality Management at Florida International University (FIU) and received her master’s degree in Hospitality Management in 2011.

Back in 2015, Chef Yu and Dr. Lei traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana, and they immediately fell in love with Cajun food. When they returned to Miami, they found it very difficult to find a good Cajun-style restaurant. So, Chef Yu and Dr. Lei went to New Orleans several times to taste local Cajun food and began to learn the essence of Cajun seasoning. The first Cajun Boil was established by them in March 2018 on Flagler St, Miami, FL; the second location opened at the end of the year 2019 at Plantation, FL; and the third location opened at the end of 2020 at Brickell, FL. The menus at Cajun Boil are carefully prepared with premium quality seafood mixed with traditional Cajun flavors and an Asian twist. Guest service and satisfaction is their top priority, and the first thing in the company’s core value is “Be a host!”, simply explaining as “Treating our guests as friends and families!”. All of Cajun Boil’s sites provide a relaxing atmosphere and the best service in town, and it’s a great place for family dinner and birthday parties. As they have always said: “All team members in restaurants are waiting to serve delicious food to our dear guests!”