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Pichaya Soontornyanakij

Chef @ Le Du

Bangkok ➔ Phuket


Thitid Tassanakajohn didn’t always dream of becoming a chef. It was only while studying economics in university that he fell in love with cooking, after a stint working in a hotel kitchen during a trip to the US. From there, he chased his newfound passion from his native Bangkok to New York, working in acclaimed venues across the city before returning to Thailand. Once settled back on home shores, he opened his first restaurant Le Du, which now boasts one Michelin Star and was listed as number one in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2023. The entrepreneur has also opened six other eateries in Thailand, the Philippines and Taiwan, including the fine-dining restaurant Samut in Phuket.

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