Pim Techamuanvivit opened her first restaurant, Kin Khao, to immediate acclaim in 2014. One Michelin star and four years later, the chef-owner is making an even bigger leap as the newly appointed chef at Bangkok’s Nahm, ranked at number 28 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
Techamuanvivit, a native of Bangkok, is taking over the restaurant from opening chef David Thompson, who is moving on “to other projects.” She’ll be the restaurant’s first female chef at the restaurant, which was the first Thai restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star, which it still maintains.
While it’s unclear the impact the new appointment will have on Kin Khao, chef Meghan Clark has been skillfully running the kitchen as chef de cuisine for several years under Techamuanvivit, producing authentic dishes like rabbit green curry, khao soi, and some of the best chicken wings in the city. Techamuanvivit also recently inked a deal to open an outpost of Kin Khao in SFO’s International Terminal with Tartine Manufactory, which is slated to open this summer.
Eater has reached out for more details, so stay tuned. And in the meantime, if you find yourself in Bangkok, COMO Metropolitan Bangkok (the hotel that houses Nahm) is celebrating its new chef with the ‘nahm Experience’, which includes a tasting menu and table at nahm, plus an overnight stay.