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Lukkaew Srasrisuwan

owner / founder

Chef Belle

co-executive chef

Chef O's culinary journey began in 2009 at Furama Chiang Mai, where he started as a Commis Chef at a remarkable 18 years old. He gained experience and skills, expanding his expertise at JUD a Culinary Delight in 2010. From 2011 to 2014, O held Demi Chef positions at three luxurious resorts in Koh Samui, mastering the art of resort-style dining.

Driven by a passion for culinary excellence, O joined the Northern Chef's Association and began participating in culinary competitions, winning over 30 awards, including a triumph in "Iron Chef Thailand Season 5" in 2016. In 2018, he clinched the title of Winning Thailand Chef, securing a coveted spot at the Culinary Institute of America. In 2019, O's talent was further celebrated as he won the prestigious Professional Overall trophy in Thailand's International Culinary Cup and the Champion trophy for Best Ultimate Establishment Award in the Thailand Ultimate Chef Challenge, an esteemed culinary contest in Asia.

In 2019, O assumed the role of Sous Chef at Noi Thai Cuisine and later became the Executive Chef at Yao Restaurant in Atlanta. It was here that O and Bell solidified their partnership, working together to create remarkable culinary experiences for their guests. Most recently, O served as a Culinary Consultant at the buzz-worthy Thai restaurant Kin Dee in Houston's Heights neighborhood. 

Chef O awards:
Thailand’s 25th International Culinary Cup 2019:

 

  • The Winner Professional Overall Trophy – Chef Tiddawan Culinary Club

  • Silver Medal – Seafood Freestyle Cooking Contest Professional Chef

  • Silver Medal – The Best of Culinary (Team) Professional Chef

  • Bronze Medal – Main Course Duck Professional Chef 

Thailand Ultimate Chef Challenge 2019 held at Thaifex-World of Food Asia:
 

  • Champion Trophy – Best Establishment Award (Professional) – Chef Tiddawan Culinary Club

  • Silver Medal – Asian Cuisines Challenge 

  • Bronze Medal – Main Course Pork and Chicken Challenge Professional Chef

  • Bronze Medal – AEC Culinary Challenge 

  • Bronze Medal – Asian Gourmet Culinary Team Challenge 
     

Thailand Ultimate Chef Challenge 2018 held at Thaifex-World of Food Asia:
 

  • Silver Medal – Real California Milk Competition Professional Chef / The Winning Thailand Chef – Special Award – Free trip to California, USA

  • Bronze Medal – Main Course Pork and Chicken Challenge Professional Chef

  • Bronze Medal – Main Course Duck Professional Chef

  • Bronze Medal – Mekong Culinary Team Challenge 
     

Thailand Ultimate Chef Challenge 2017 held at Thaifex-World of Food Asia:
 

  • Silver Medal – Main Course Duck Professional Chef 

  • Bronze Medal – Modern Presentation Thai Cuisine Professional Chef 
     

Thailand Ultimate Chef Challenge 2016 held at Thaifex-World of Food Asia:
 

  • Bronze Medal – Modern Presentation Thai Cuisine Professional Chef 

  • Bronze Medal – Main Course Duck Professional Chef

  • Bronze Medal – Norwegian Salmon Freestyle Professional Chef 

Chef O,

Co-Executive Chef

Chef Bell's culinary journey began in her grandmother's kitchen in Thailand, sparking a deep passion for cooking. In 2015, she began her professional career at Coco Asian Bistro in Fort Lauderdale, where her culinary aspirations truly took flight. In 2020, she honed her skills as a Chef at Noi Thai Cuisine in Oregon, further refining her skills and knowledge of Thai cuisine. The year 2021 marked a significant milestone as Bell's talent and dedication propelled her to Atlanta, where she assumed the role of Executive Chef and Mixologist at Yao Restaurant. Throughout her diverse experiences and culinary journey, Bell has not only honed her skills but also cultivated her unique style and a deep understanding of Thai cuisine. Her unwavering passion for the culinary arts and dedication to crafting extraordinary dining experiences continue to fuel her success as a chef.

Chef Belle,

Co-Executive Chef

Lukkaew grew up in the south of Thailand in the Nakhon Si Thammarat on the Gulf. Raised in a family that owned businesses in the hospitality industry operated prominent hotels and restaurants – The Khanom Golden Beach.

In 2019 Lukkaew settled in bayou city and began cooking business models for 3 restaurant concepts, with passion to create an experience that makes customers feel like they are in Thailand in 3 different ways. First concept is Kin Dee Thai Cuisine, which launched in 2020, and has become a favorite spot in Houston Heights. Every dish and cocktail is made with great attention to detail from preparation to presentation. 

Lukkaew Srasrisuwan, CEO / Founder

Chef O.

co-executive chef

Her second concept, MaKiin will be the elevated experiences of Thai Culinary Art, focusing on bringing stylistic presentation to authenticity. Showcasing creativity and deliciousness with her award-winning chef partners, coming soon summer 2023. 

Her third concept is a trendy quick service, M Express Kitchen, prototyping in ghost kitchen as delivery only restaurant and will be up and running with a storefront early 2024.

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