Mag. Chunah Urban-Chao
Chairlady of the Association of Chinese Food Service and Hotel Industry in Austria


The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna 1973-1982

  • Magister in Arts degree in Piano Education at Prof. Walter Fleischmann
  • Associate Certificate Examination in Pianoforte Performing at Royal College of Music London (ARCM, 1976)

University of Vienna 1976-1978

  • Translation studies
  • Examination to certified court interpreter (German – Chinese)

Vienna University of Economics and Business 1986-1988

  • Courses in business studies

University of Vienna 1989-1990

  • Courses in law studies


Piano tutor 1973-1985

  • Private tutoring
  • Students include

Interpreter for German – Chinese – English 1976-now

  • Contracted by various Austrian and Chinese multinational companies in the banking, industrial and trade sector

Certified court interpreter 1979-now

  • For Chinese – German
  • Police interpreter

China Sichuan Restaurant GmbH 1998-now

  • Executive Partner
  • Large-scale upper-class Chinese restaurant specialized in Sichuan cuisine with a unique Chinese garden
  • Took over a bankrupt business and brought it back to life


  • Chairlady of the Association of Chinese Food Service and Hotel Industry in Austria
  • Committee member at the World Federation of Chinese Catering Industry
  • Maître restaurateur at the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage National d’Autriche
  • Member at the Austrian Association of Certified Court Interpreters
  • Committee member of the Center of Education for Chinese language in Vienna
  • Member of the Ikebana International Chapter Wien
  • Member of the Austrian Hong Kong Society


  • Farbiges Österreich, Verlag Carl Ueberreuter, Wien 1996, pp. 112 (Chinese)
  • Edith Binderhofer: Der Himmel in meinem Land hat eine andere Farbe. Lebensgeschichten. Gespräche mit asiatischen Frauen in Wien. Edition Roesner (2005), pp. 65-79. (German)


  • “World Famous Enterpreneur for Chinese Catering Industry”  by the World Federation of Chinese Catering Industry  2008
  • “Best Chinese Restaurant” by World Federation of Chinese Catering Industry 2008
  • “Most Beautiful Garden Restaurant” by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce Vienna 2010
  • “Best Chinese Restaurant in Vienna” by Nouvelle d’Europe 2017
  • “Best Sichuan Restaurant” by Chengdu Culture and Tourism Group 2017
  • “Golden Honors for extraordinary merits within the food industry”  2018
    by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce Vienna 2018
  • “Chengdu Sichuan Cuisine International Promotion Award for Sichuan Cuisine”  by the Chengdu Municipal Commission of Commerce 2018