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Angelo was born to a Dominican father and an Italian mother who believed meals were serious affairs. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he went to work at Restaurant Jean Georges, where met his future mentor, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It was in his experiences with Vongerichten that Sosa first discovered Asian cuisine. His devotion to Asian flavors intensified with travels to Thailand, Hong Kong and Vietnam. Out of this passion and desire to bring style to the fast casual sector, Xie Xie (pronounced "shay-shay" and the Mandarin word for thank you) was born in New York City.