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 has catered private affairs for distinguished guests around the globe, including members of the Thai Royal family.
Before finding her way to the kitchens of New York, Chef Hong was a model and television personality in Thailand, and the face of brands such as Pantene and Nescafe across Southeast Asia.
Hong has appeared on the Cooking Channel, Good Day New York, the CBS2 Morning Show, and Saveur Magazine. In 2013, Hong appeared as a challenger on Food Network’s Iron Chef America and battled Chef Bobby Flay in an exciting Kitchen stadium duel!
Hong has also been recognized by Gotham Magazine as one the “Beautiful Faces of New York”.