Born and raised in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Hong is a former model and television personality who followed her passion for food all the way to New York.
Trained in the art of authentic Thai cuisine by M.L. Sirichalerm Savsti (McDang) – Thailand’s most celebrated chef, Hong has worked in some of New York City’s best restaurant’s including Kittichai, Jean George’s Spice Market, and Jean George’s Perry St. She has also worked at the kitchens of the 5 star Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi Hotel in her home town.
Hong has performed cooking demonstrations on behalf of the Thai Trade Center and Thai Tourism Authority, and was the executive chef of Maze Cafe, a hip local eatery in Chiang Mai. Additionally, she catered private affairs for distinguished guests around the globe, including members of the Thai Royal family. She considers herself an “ambassador of Thai cuisine” and her goal is to share the best of her country’s culinary culture with the world.