Paul Kitagaki Jr./ pkitagaki@sacbee.com

President and Culinary director Mai Pham, left, and VP Culinary Development and Operations Tina Freedman prepare a meal at Star Ginger restaurant Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Chef Mai Pham has sealed a deal with Disney to open a Star Ginger restaurant, and her brand continues to find favor with hospitals and in government facilities around the nation.

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