Chef Jirat Suphrom In from My Thai, grew up in Thailand and came to the U.S.A. in 2008. Chef Jirat studied the art of Thai cooking with his mother beginning in 2008, and continues that tradition now. He has worked in American Restaurant under the tutelage of Mark Morgan part owner/chef of the Two Rivers chain. . My Thai prepares authentic Thai cuisine from Thailand. Their specialty is Thai Street food / grill bar. Chef Jirat recently has been competing in the Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament.
1300 Bank St
Baltimore, MD 21231
Jessica Lemmo: Did you cook growing up?
Chef Jirat: No, I never thought about it
JL: What made you decide you would become a professional cook?
CJ: When I can to the U.S.in 2008 my Mom and step Dad owned a Thai Restaurant and took an interest in how and what they were cooking. I saw myself doing thing’s I never thought I could do. Everyone said I made it look easy. Early In 2009 I knew I could cook and never stopped.
JL: Where you were trained and how difficult was your training?
CJ: My Mom and the other Thai Chef’s. Not to difficult just watched with my eyes
JL: Would you do it again?
CJ: Yes I think I would do it again.
JL: What is the best part about the job?
CJ: Create good and different foods.
JL: Best piece of advice you would give a home enthusiast?
CJ: Thai food? Read alot
JL: Best cooking tip for a novice?
CJ: Ask Questions and the right cooking utensils
JL: Favorite kitchen gadget?
JL: Funniest kitchen incident?
CJ: Cooking on three Wok’s at the time.
JL: Favorite food to cook with?
CJ: Of course it’s Thai Food!
JL: Favorite dish to make at work/signature dish?
CJ: Anything that is a challenge.
JL: Your favorite cookbook?
CJ: Many of my Mom’s
JL: If you were to write & publish a cookbook what types of things would you include?
CJ: The art of cooking Asian food.
JL: When at home, what do you like to eat?
CJ: Hot Dog’s and noodle soup
JL: In your opinion, what are the most important elements when creating a recipe from scratch?
CJ: What spices and sauces will work together
JL: What’s your favorite music to play in the kitchen?
JL: Best meal you have ever eaten at a restaurant? (Chef/Where/etc)
CJ: Drunken Noodle, Chef Jirat at My Thai… Just kidding. Have had many good eat’s
JL: What’s your favorite meal?
CJ: Noodle soup
JL: What has the hardest/funniest part of the Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament been?
CJ: Cooking on time.. Watching competition screw up like me.
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