CHEF PROFILE AND RECIPE

FATIH TUTAK
Fatih Tutak

Chef Fatih Tutak was born in Istanbul, where at a young age his culinary interest was inspired...~ by his mother’s home cooking. This interest became his passion and developed into the dream of becoming a chef; he joined Turkey’s culinary school at Bolu Mengen. After working at some of the top establishments ...

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Chef Morten Bojstrup Nielsen
Chef Morten Bojstrup Nielsen

Mr. Morten Boejstrup Nielsen is Dusit International’s Group Chef of Thai cuisine. ~ He joined the company from his previous role at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Kempinski Hotel, Bangkok. Previously he worked at the Michelin-starred Kiin Kiin Restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, The Paul Restaurant, also in Copenhagen, and the ...

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Chef Paul Smart
Chef Paul Smart

Australian national Paul Smart fulfills his five-star culinary art ~ experience as Executive Chef at Sofitel So Bangkok, the city’s first truly urban design hotel. From his native Adelaide, Paul moved to the UK to serve his apprenticeship, spending two years at the Ritz London, where he worked alongside Executive Chef J...

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Rajan Misra
Rajan Misra

Rajan Misra started his culinary career since 1987...~with a luxury hotel in New Delhi. From his consistency and continuous desire to learn, he observed techniques from different master chefs in India and adapted to his own as he created his culinary masterpieces. Chef Rajan attributes his cooking inspiration to those who hav...

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Chef Luca Di Pietro
Chef Luca Di Pietro

Chef Luca Di Pietro was born in Termoa Region...~of Abruzzo in Central Italy. He has been passionate about food from a very young age; watching his grandmother cook with care inspired him to learn her recipes and become a chef. Chef Luca started his career as a Pizza Chef on the Adriatic Coast. From there he began workin...

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CHEF JOOST BIJSTER
Chef Joost Bijster

The new chef de cuisine Chef Joost Bijster joins Park Society from an executive chef posting...~at Savelberg Thailand – a modern French restaurant. It’s been a stellar destiny from the get-go for Chef Joost: following his culinary degree, he shot up the ranks, along the way honing his culinary specialties in a n...

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CHEF BHARATH S. BHAT
Chef Bharath S. Bhat

Born in 1980, in Bombay now (Mumbai), Bharath wanted to pursue a career...~in computer engineering, however due to financial constraints he followed his second dream and found a renewed passion in the culinary arts, he successfully applied to study at catering college in Institute of Hotel Management, Bangalore and did...

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CLEMENT NG
Clement Ng

The passion in Chef Clement Ng’s life and work is to inspire others..~ to rediscover the joy of the simple things in life. This has driven him to develop a unique style of cooking, which is simple, healthy yet delicious with a focus on showcasing fresh and natural ingredients.  A Singaporean who has lived...

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CHEF LOKENDRA PAL SINGH
Chef Lokendra Pal Singh

An Indian Master Chef, Lokendra Pal Singh, was born in New Delhi...~His more than 20 years of experience expands through native India, Southeast Asia and Germany at leading hotels and fine dining restaurants, including Maharaja Indian Restaurant in Germany and Asoka Indian Restaurant Yangon. Chef Singh began his hospitality...

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Sebastian Reischer
Sebastian Reischer

For Sebastian Reischer, Chef de Cuisine at Fireplace Grill, attaining...~culinary perfection means applying considerable artistry with a dash of science. As just one example, he takes great care to determine the ideal cooking temperature for every ingredient, whether it’s two of his favorites, pork tenderloin and...

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MIRCO KELLER
Mirco Keller

Chef Mirco Keller was born in Berlin, Germany in 1981,...~and discovered his passion for cooking at a very young age, and made it his profession with 16 years under his belt. After working with the likes of Ritz Carlton Hotel Berlin, Restaurant 44 {1* Michelin}, Restaurant MA at The Adlon Hotel Berlin {1* Michelin}, he left G...

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CHEF IAN KITTICHAI
Chef Ian Kittichai

A force to be reckoned with, Ian Kittichai has built...~an international culinary empire. Breaking down barriers and achieving the impossible is second nature to this maverick; while his formula of hard work and risk taking has proved to be invaluable. Coming from a humble family of Thai-Chinese grocers and street food vend...

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CHEF ARISARA CHONGPHANITKUL
Chef Arisara Chongphanitkul

Chef Paper is a rising star on the...~Thai and international culinary scene. She completed her formal education at the Gastronomicom pastry school in France and interned at the Beau Rivage Hotel in France. She has also worked alongside pastry greats such as Sadaharu Aoki and Hugues Pouget in Paris as well as ...

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CHEF FATIH TUTAK
Chef Fatih Tutak

Chef Fatih Tutak was born in Istanbul, where at a young age...~his culinary interest was inspired by his mother’s home cooking. This interest became his passion and developed into the dream of becoming a chef; he joined Turkey’s culinary school at Bolu Mengen. After working at some of the top establishments i...

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NAN BUNYASARANAND
Nan Bunyasaranand

Her wish to become a chef wasn't popular at home. Consequently,...~she studied Mathematics and Physics in New Mexico and during summer breaks she interned in Bangkok and Berlin. Her commitment to become a chef never dampened, she opted out of pursuing her degree in maths and physics to enrol at the Culinary Institu...

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DALLAS CUDDY
Dallas Cuddy

Dallas Cuddy’s culinary career began at the age of 17. It was...~here that he was drawn to the high energy and atmosphere of the kitchen. During culinary school Dallas participated in many cooking contests winning best apprentice in his region multiple times and placing 10th in ‘Australia Apprenti...

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CHEF BO DUANGPORN SONGVISAVA
Chef Bo Duangporn Songvisava

Intelligent, outspoken and passionate about her profession,...~Duangporn Songvisava, better known as ‘Bo’, is a leading exponent of creating authentic Thai food. Opposed to taking shortcuts that reduce quality, she is a perfectionist determined to only produce dishes of the highest quality. She worked at th...

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CHEF MCDANG
Chef Mcdang

  Born into the Thai royal family,...~M.L.Sirichalerm Svasti, better known as Chef McDang, is a Thai celebrity chef, writer and TV personality. While studying at Georgetown University to become a diplomat, he decided he really wanted to be a chef and enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America. Afte...

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OMAR FRANK MARUY
Omar Frank Maruy

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Omar moved to Toronto...~to study culinary arts at George Brown College. After completing his training, he returned home where he worked at Astrid y Gaston under Chef Gaston Acurio for 10 years, developing his expertise in Peruvian cooking. Now among the top restaurants in Latin America, the awa...

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NOBERT KOSTNER
Nobert Kostner

Nobert Kostner is the dean of Bangkok's chefs. A native of...~South Tyrol, an autonomous region of northern Italy, he came to Bangkok over forty years ago to work and after four years moved to The Oriental, where he has been ever since. He became the hotel's Executive Chef over three decades ago and now serves ...

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GIANNI FAVRO
Gianni Favro

A large and imposing man with a commanding presence, Gianni...~Favro has been splitting his time between the kitchen and dining room of his eponymous restaurant near Bangkok's central business district for over ten years. He constantly monitors his staff, insuring that the food and service meet his high standards. He mo...

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DAVID THOMPSON
David Thompson

No one is more surpised by David Thompson's unprecedented...~success as the Executive Chef and creative force behind the award-winning Nahm restaurant than he is. Yet under the surface of his easy going and self-depreciating style, lurks a man who is passionate about Thai cuisine. “I came to Thailand by mistake in 1986...

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NINO SCOGNAMILLO
Nino Scognamillo

La Casa Nostra Wine Bar & Restaurant is the...~brainchild of Global Vineyards in collaboration with Chef Alessandro Frau of legendary Acqua Restaurant in Phuket and Marc Bittner, an accomplished international hotelier. Their credos are simple: unpretentious cuisine, effortless service and distinctive wines at affordable pric...

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HENK SAVELBERG
Henk Savelberg

Few chefs in the world are as accomplished as...~Dutch Chef Henk Savelberg, and his talent in the kitchen is legendary. He is one of just a handful of Michelin award winning chefs opening restaurants in Bangkok. His acclaimed “Restaurant Savelberg” in Holland held the distinct honor of one Michelin star annually from...

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APIRAWIT 'MAI' CHAOPO-EN
Apirawit 'mai' Chaopo-en

Chef Mai learnt the basics while working in his...~mum’s Thai restaurant where she taught him to respect the ingredients he was given, whilst watching Gordon Ramsay on television taught him to retain each ingredient's natural flavour and not to over season. After five years cooking professionally at Shangri-La Bangkok ...

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THITID
Thitid "ton" Tassanakajohn

Ton loved to cook as a kid. As a...~Chula economics graduate his first job was in an investment bank; he hated it and quit after three months. His true calling was his desire to become a chef; his family didn't like the idea, however, reluctantly they agreed with the condition of him getting his MBA first. He did that in 18 ...

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NOOROR SOMANY STEPPE
Nooror Somany Steppe

Master Chef Nooror Somany Steppe has always enjoyed a...~deep link with the culinary world. Her passion for Thai cooking was inspired by her mother, an established cook and well-known for her delicious homemade curries, who taught her the culinary art along with her secret recipes at an early age, enabling her to uniquely combin...

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JEAN MICHEL LORAIN
Jean Michel Lorain

The progeny and owner of the 3 Michelin Star...~La Côte Saint Jacques family run restaurant, Chef Jean- Michael Lorain is a force to be reckoned with. Warm and approachable, he exudes self-confidence and sincerity and has a personality as big as his ambition. “I don’t cook traditional French cuisine, this is my...

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OLIVIER LIMOUSIN
Olivier Limousin

Chef Oliver Limousin is the definition of the consummate...~professional. Everything from his clean cut good looks, to his polished and sophisticated demeanor belay an undercurrent of uncompromising perfectionism. Internationally recognized as one of Chef Joel Robouchon's most successful protégée’s, he is...

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ANCHALEE CHIENHEN
Anchalee Chienhen

With more than 23 years of local and international...~culinary experience, Chef Anchalee successfully assumed the mantle as Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok’s executive sous chef in March 2013. In her role, she oversees an operation of banquet events and outside catering functions, as well as planning food preparation of multiple...

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STEFANO BORRA
Stefano Borra

Chef Stefano comes from Turin, Piedmont. After high school...~his family pushed him to attend law school where he spent a few years at the university studying law when he decided to pursue his passion for cooking. In 1998 he left the university for France and attended the prestigious Ecole des Arts Culinaires et de l'Hô...

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NELSON AMORIM
Nelson Amorim

Nelson was born and raised in Northern Portugal, right...~around the magnificent wine region of Douro Valley. At just 27 years of age, he has achieved a great deal. Nelson first honed his skills at DOC Restaurante working for Michelin-star chef Rui Paula, considered one of the leading exponents of new Portuguese c...

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PEPE LOPEZ
Pepe Lopez

Chef Pepe's motto has always been “If you don't...~enjoy it don't do it, be innovative, lead by listening, be visible, people are your key assets”. Currently he is the corporate chef at Thammachart Seafood Retail Co., Ltd. where he is responsible for the consistent preparation of innovation and creative d...

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MARCO CAMMARATA
Marco Cammarata

Chef Marco brings to Le Méridien over 30 years...~of culinary experience from around the world. Originally from Italy, he previously held positions as chef de partie and executive sous chef inFrance, China, Thailand and Turkey, in first class restaurants and luxury hotels such as Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok G...

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GIANNI FAVRO
Gianni Favro

A large and imposing man with a commanding presence,...~Gianni Favro has been splitting his time between the kitchen and dining room of his eponymous restaurant near Bangkok's central business district for over ten years. He constantly monitors his staff, insuring that the food and service meet his high standards. He moves a...

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SERGIO VELAZQUEZ
Sergio Velazquez

Chef Sergio, started his career in Mexico City, throughout...~a diversity of national and international cuisine restaurants in the vibrant contemporary Mexican gastronomic scene, where he learned to work under the three Michelin stars and top client service culture standards. Restaurant Chef and confectionary manager, his p...

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"thep" Monthep Kamolsilp

Chef Monthep who has had a lengthy background in...~western cuisine has decided to get back to the food he was born and raised with and joined TAAN in bringing “Hyper Local Innovative Thai Cuisine”. This journey of his began right after he returned from a trip to Hin Lad forest in Chaing Rai province, where he witnes...

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THARIT TANGSONGSIRISAK (CHEF YAKUP)
Tharit Tangsongsirisak (chef Yakup)

Chef Yakup has his own vision about the perception...~of Mediterranean food in Bangkok. This idea had started after his journey from Mediterranean countries and he felt that it was the right time for Mediterranean cuisine to shine and assume the rightful place in this transformative movement. Before he started his own restaur...

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