Wonton Food was started in 1973 by Ching Sun Wong in the basement of a small store in New York City’s Chinatown. Since then it has become the largest manufacturer of noodles, wrappers, and fortune cookies in the United States. After finding Manhattan a tough place to expand a manufacturing business, Wonton Food has called East Williamsburg home since the 1980s.
Brooklyn has allowed Wonton Food to expand its business, find larger manufacturing space, and give it quick access to all five boroughs and close proximity to major highways to deliver outside of the state. Here they produce their famous fortune cookies, noodles, wrappers, and crispy noodles that they sell to food distributors who in turn sell them to restaurants, foodservice organizations, and large corporations. In addition to Brooklyn, Wonton Food now has plants in Long Island City, Plainview, Houston, and Nashville, where they manufacture their delicious line of products.
Wonton Food currently has 427 employees total, with 296 of them working at its East Williamsburg location. While congestion and high costs make running an industrial business in New York City tough, Wonton Food has planted its roots here and plays an important part in the community. It has established the Wonton Food Achievement Scholarship with Greater NY Chinese Dollars for Scholars and the Fortune Graduation Fund with the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association and committed to improving healthcare and health education by supporting the NY Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and Chinatown Health Clinic.
This past year has been a whirlwind for businesses, but Wonton Food learned to embrace change throughout its many years in operation; as Brooklyn has changed, so has the company. Its dedicated employees have helped the company become the success it is today and Wonton Food hopes that New York City can remain a place that offers opportunities to the many that have a dream of creating a business here.