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. She first won critical acclaim for her restaurant, Ngam, in New
York’s East Village, where she introduced her style of modern Thai comfort food.
In 2015, Hong published her first cookbook “True Thai” (Rizzoli), displaying her vivacious personality, skill, and passion for the
unique flavors of her homeland. Now one of the most visible faces of Thai food in the US, Hong has been invited to cook at
prestigious venues around the world including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the James Beard House, and for
numerous 5-Star hotel brands.
She has appeared on TV in the US and across Southeast Asia, including on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” Rachael Ray in a major TV campaign for Air Asia, and as a judge on a prominent Thai cooking series. Hong currently serves on City Harvest’s Food Council and is a Global Chef Ambassador for the AIDS charity (RED).
Her latest project, Thaimee Love is a product line that she has created to share the love of her Thai cooking heritage to American homecooks.