Pim Techamuanvivit takes over Bangkok's Nahm, splits time with SF's Kin Khao


#1

Not sure what that means for Kin Khao in the long term, but since she’s not in the kitchen much it may not be a large impact, unless she decides to quit.

Where is David Thompson and his head chef Prin Polsuk going next?


#2

Ouch, I worry more about the fate of Nahm! I really like the cooking of David Thompson, I think he is irreplaceable concerning the knowledge he had in Thai cusine. Pim isn’t a formally trained professional cook and she never owned a restaurant in Thailand, no idea if the cooks at the hotel will easily listen to her order. LOL and the fact that she isn’t all the time there. I think she is a good cook, but it’s a different scale. Good luck.


(Peter) #3

I’m pretty excited about the new restaurant which Chef Prin Polsuk will be heading. The MahaNakhon Tower already hosts Bangkok’s branches of L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon and Dean & Deluca.


(Peter) #4

David Thompson, pretty cryptic about the reason for his leaving Nahm:
“The application of culinary integrity in the kitchen was never to the cost of the joy in doing what we all loved.”

http://bk.asia-city.com/restaurants/news/david-thompson-leaving-nahm


#5

Do you have more information on the new head chef Suraja Ruangnukulkit?


(Peter) #6

No, except that he was promoted after Prin Polsuk’s departure - meaning he was already part of David Thompson/Prin Polsuk’s kitchen team then.