If you can’t stand the heat, get out the kitchen! Here’s a roundup of Bangkok’s hottest male chefs to feed your needs, so to speak.
This Chinese-Indian chef is Thai-born, US-educated, and wholly dedicated to making hungry people everywhere happy. From hot pies at Holy Moly and nose-to-tail Thai dining at 100 Mahaseth, to some insanely delicious burgers at Surface, he’s always on our radar. The only thing as hot as his food? His slick style outside the kitchen!
This Thai-South African chef doesn’t only leave us swooning over his food. Although he’s young, he’s been cooking for over a decade in London, Singapore and Bangkok, where he brings his signature style with creations like oxtail donuts—delicious (we mean the food, obviously).
Chef Dan is not only charming with his perfectly coiffed hair, the man is super talented. Having worked at three-Michelin-Star Grace in Chicago, the Korean native is serving up more stellar Michelin Star cuisine on the second floor at Mikkeller, where you can watch him plate and expedite each order up close and very personal.
The Handsome German has been in Bangkok for some time and with his new position as senior executive sous chef at Marriott Marquis, you can catch him cooking up his molecular and fusion specialties, with French, Spanish and Italian influences.
We challenge you to try and not get lost in chef DK’s smile. An enthusiast in clean and wholesome foods, you can marvel at his artistry and lush herb gardens at Haoma. He’s smart, talented and good looking… pretty much the whole package.
You can catch this tattooed, bearded Italian head chef whipping up a fresh batch of ragu or working his magic with the pasta dough at La Dotta’s Thonglor or Asoke haunts. With his delectable Italian accent and blinding smile, this chef is going places—and we want to go with him.
California-born, of Hawaiian/Mexican descent, this chef de cuisine has an impressive resume featuring Gaggan and Dusit Thani hotel. With his appealing smile and heavily tattooed arms, his cuisine proves that true artistry in the kitchen goes mighty well with beautiful ink.
With his boyish rugged look, Portuguese born sous chef Ricardo isn’t afraid to take risks with his modern revivals of classic Portuguese fare. Not just a pretty face, he’s learned from some of the best while training at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London and Gaggan. Luckily, Il Fumo has an open kitchen, so you can catch him in action and see what tricks he’s got up his sleeves.
There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to chef Riku. The cute sushi master already has 12 years' experience in the game and once occupied a one-Michelin-starred restaurant in Tokyo. His warm and friendly presence will make the two month wait worth it.
Not just a sous chef at Bunker with a killer smile, chef Steve was also recently a contestant on Top Chef Thailand, where he stole the hearts of young ladies countywide with his cute Thai accent and fancy knife skills. With a contagious laugh, on point cooking skills and hip style, what’s not to love?
We all know him as the man behind one of the hottest chef’s tables in town, but did you know he was once a devoted swimmer who received a scholarship to Rhode Island’s Johnson & Wales with a chance to swim in the Olympics? Obviously, he chose cooking—and we are definitely OK with that.
How can you resist Bangkok’s heartthrob? Host of Top Chef Thailand, a leader in Thai cuisine who prides himself on local ingredients, and dimples for days. And, the man travels in style.