Chef Hong Thaimee is one of the most visible faces of thai food in the United States
Chef Owner | Thaimee Love
expert in thai cuisine, restaurant operations, multi-unit operations, media
Originally from Chiang Mai, Thailand, Hong Thaimee is a chef, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who has served as a global ambassador for Thai cuisine and culture for nearly a decade. After successful careers as both a model and business executive in Bangkok, Hong felt drawn to pursue a more personally meaningful path. “I was working as the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for Merck Pharmaceuticals Thailand. From the outside, it was a dream job, but I didn’t feel fulfilled,” recounts Hong. “While volunteering for the 2004 tsunami relief efforts, I realized I wanted to create a company with the purpose of spreading love and serving people. Cooking with my family was always a central part of my life, and I thought, ‘This is how I can give back.’”
Now one of the most visible faces of thai food in the us, hong has been invited to cook at some of the most prestigious venues around the world such as new york’s metropolitan museum of art, the james beard house, the st. Regis maldives, the hoxton paris, sofitel bangkok, and many more. She has appeared on tv in the us and across southeast asia, including on food network’s “iron chef america,” in a major tv campaign for air asia, and as a judge on a prominent thai cooking series.