Mei, Irene and Andrew Li


Margaret, Irene, and Andrew Li are the sibling co-owners of the Mei Mei Group, a Boston-based restaurant, food truck, and catering company with a focus on innovation, sustainability, and great service.

Led by Chef Irene, Mei Mei’s creative Chinese-American cuisine draws up the siblings’ multicultural heritage, combining Chinese techniques and influences with the bounty of New England farms. Their food truck, Mei Mei Street Kitchen, opened in 2012 and was soon awarded Boston's Best Meals on Wheels by Boston Magazine. Their brick-and-mortar restaurant opened in late 2013 and was named Eater Boston's Restaurant of the Year.

Known for their dedication to sustainable operations, employee education, and ethical sourcing, including a commitment to serving only pasture-raised meat, Mei Mei has become a leader in the New England local food scene.

Margaret (aka Mei) currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and daughter and an ever-growing collection of cookbooks and board games.

Irene is a four-time James Beard Rising Star Chef semi-finalist, Zagat and Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, and Eater Young Gun. She loves rescue dogs and hip-hop dance videos, and lives in Boston with her husband.

Andrew enjoys grilling, binge-reading science fiction novels, and visiting every bouncy house in Greater Boston with his son, Jackson.