Hailing from Thailand, Chef Ian Kittichai is Resorts World Sentosa’s latest celebrity chef who will be embarking on a new journey with Tangerine - the first celebrity chef–helmed farm-to-table restaurant in Singapore.
From his humble beginnings in Bangkok where he pushed a cart through the neighbourhood to sell his wares, Chef Ian Kittichai became an award-winning chef, and the first Thai Executive Chef of a five star hotel in 1999. The Bangkok Post dubbed him "The Golden Boy" and he began hosting the weekly cooking show Chef Mue Tong (The Golden Hand Chef), which is shown in over 70 countries.
Chef Ian Kittichai is also an author and television personality. He is well known for his influence on Thai Cuisine and his unique approach to classic flavours and ingredients with varied cooking techniques. he has founded many restaurants around the world, including Bangkok’s first gastro bar Hyde & Seek, the celebrated Koh by Ian Kittichai in Mumbai, India, and Issaya Siamese Club - his flagship Thai restaurant and lounge in Bangkok which was ranked 31st in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S. Pellegrino and Aqua Panna.
In 2012, he opened Smith, Bangkok’s first international “nose to tail” concept eatery, and a second branch of Spot Dessert Bar in New York City. In November 2013, he co-created Lamoon (red wine) with Jacobs Creek to be paired with Thai cuisine. A few months later in June 2014, he opened his Asian gastro bar Namsaah Bottling Trust in Bangkok.