In 1994 when Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel’s ‘Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern’ told me that he was going to be a celebrity chef none of us had much to compare that dream to. He was guiding the kitchen of
I knew then that Zimmern would refine his talent – in person he is as personable, witty, and sparkling as he is on camera – and become the star that he is today. You can somehow tell and feel and realize who has the moves.
Two years ago when I first met Tony Ounpamornchai at Sea Thai Bistro , his now famous Wine Country destination restaurant I knew he had a talent. He possesses some of those same moves and personality, albeit of a different ilk. Along with the knowledge, flair and mannerisms of one who is focused on cooking on stage, Tony O has his vision set on fulfilling his dream of becoming a network well-known.
Last Monday evening, the master Thai chef taught his first cooking class at theSur La Table in
When Zimmern left Un Deux Trios he began cooking classes at Cooks of Crocus Hill
Tony O is a chef to watch.