Born in Jilin, China, Shelley Yu moved to Sichuan when she was merely three years old. In her early teenage years, she relocated to the U.S. and started her career in 2005 through a summer internship program with Caesars Palace, playing a crucial role in the opening of the Augustus Tower.
Shortly after graduation from the University of Houston, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Yu re-joined the team at Caesars Palace. Ambitious and with a zest for learning and professional growth, Yu began cross-training in hotel operations, food and beverage, and casino operations. Her previous experience and familiarity with Hyakumi prepared her for the successful opening of Beijing Noodle No. 9 in December 2008.