Following graduation, Houng Pham pursued a position as a strategy analyst for a dairy company in Ho Chih Min City, Vietnam. She later returned to the U.S. and to St. Louis, opening The Foundry Bakery with her husband. Their grand opening had a crowd of enthusiastic patrons, sampling the tea latte’s, sweet and savory breads and juices offered at her Asian bakery.
Huong also provided sweet treats from The Foundry Bakery for one of the McDonnell Academy Welcome Dinners held at the Missouri History Museum. The pineapple cakes were at each setting as a take-home gift, but many attendees were compelled to sample the delicious treat before leaving the event.
Huong was featured in an article in St. Louis Magazine featuring bakeries representative of countries far and wide – from Taiwan to Bosnia to Mexico.