Chef Tanya Jirapol Tanya Jirapol

• Caterer and Personal Chef, Northern Thai Cuisine
• Grew up in Thailand in a big family helping her 'Mae' (mother) cook for the family everyday.
• Alum of multiple Washington restaurants.

Growing up in a big family, home cooking and helping my 'Mae' (mother) cook was our daily life style. I first started my culinary journey by operating various sushi bars around Washington state. Later I moved onto the catering sector, which I continue until today, bringing authentic Thai food to Seattle foodies who know that ketchup does not belong Pad Thai.

I love introducing Northern Thai to those who crave more than the usual restaurant menu. My dishes are made with no substitute for taste or quality. I specialize in Thai street food.

Seeing the smiles on people's faces when they eat my food is a joy of mine. Moving my family to America many years ago has allowed me to cook authentic Thai dishes for my family and friends to express our culture through food.