Creators Lab is whisking up a culinary masterpiece with “Chefs Uncut”, a six-episode documentary series set to premiere on Netflix later in the year. The show will feature two renowned Thai chefs: Pichaya “Pam” Soontornyanakij and Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn.
The first season embarks on a culinary exploration across Singapore, the Philippines, and Thailand, traversing bustling metropolises, farms, and villages, unveiling the rich and diverse flavours of Asia’s culinary world.
In each episode, viewers are introduced to six of Asia’s most influential chefs, sharing their personal narratives, formative journeys, artistic culinary expressions, and the obstacles they have overcome.
Chef Pichaya “Pam” Soontornyanakij, a distinguished figure in Thailand’s food scene, has been named Asia’s Best Female Chef 2024 by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Chef Pam is celebrated for her Michelin-starred restaurant Potong, which claimed the 88th spot on the World’s 50 Best 2023 and the 35th position on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 list. She is also one of the youngest female chefs in Thailand to receive a Michelin star.
Pam honed her culinary skills at the Culinary Institute of America and enhanced her expertise at Jean-Georges in New York. Upon her return to Thailand, she launched The Table, a private dining venture that attracted attention from food enthusiasts across the region.
Opened in 2021 by Chef Pam, Potong is a tribute to her Thai-Chinese heritage, situated in a five-story traditional shophouse that echoes her family’s history in traditional Chinese herbal medicine, blending the architectural beauty of Sino-Portuguese design from 1910.
Besides Potong, Chef Pam owns Smoked, a Bangkok restaurant that reflects her passion for barbecue. Her influence extends beyond her restaurants to television and initiatives aimed at empowering others in the culinary field.
Chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn is highly regarded in the culinary world, famed for his revolutionary take on Thai dishes.
At the helm of Le Du, Chef Ton’s genius has been recognized with a coveted Michelin star, securing the pinnacle spot on Asia’s 50 Best 2023 list and claiming the 15th position on the global stage of the World’s 50 Best 2023.
His second venture, Nusara, also featured on the World’s 50 Best list, recently moved to a stunning new location overlooking Wat Pho.
After studying at the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Ton perfected his craft in world-renowned kitchens before establishing Le Du in Thailand, quickly gaining fame for its innovative take on Thai classics.
Chef Ton’s cooking philosophy blends meticulous technique with deep respect for local ingredients, resulting in dishes that are both inventive and deeply rooted in Thai culinary heritage.
“Chefs Uncut” will also feature chefs Bjorn Shen (Artichoke, Singapore), LG Han (Labyrinth, Singapore), Jordy Navarra (Toyo Eatery, Philippines), and Janice Wong (2am Dessert Bar, Singapore), with its premiere on Netflix, SBS, and additional networks within the year.