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Miss. Suchanan Aksornnan


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Chef Suchanan Aksornnan, nicknamed Chef Bao Bao, was born in Chiang Rai, the northernmost province of Thailand. Surrounded by nature with plenty of organic and fresh ingredients, and mentored by her grandma and mom, she made her first dish at about five years of age. At 15, she came to the United States and in between school classes, she helped in her mom’s restaurant. After graduating from The French Culinary Institute in New York, she began training at L'école in New York City. Soon after, Chef Bao Bao landed her first job at the Mercer Kitchen working with renowned Chef, Jean Georges. Following this, she became the lead line cook at the Soho House Hotel, after which she enjoyed two years of amazing experiences working under Chef Daniel Boulud at Bar Boulud. Chef Bao Bao also worked as a personal chef alongside celebrity chefs such as Marc Ecko and Tiffany Derry. Her clientele included Beyoncé & Jay Z, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Lu, Janet Jackson, and a princess of Saudi Arabia. In 2013, Chef Bao Bao opened her own restaurant, Baoburg, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (relocated to Greenpoint in 2015), which she currently runs. This cozy restaurant offers Southeast Asian street-style comfort food. In 2019, it received a Thai Select Certificate from the Ministry of Commerce Thailand.

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