Tao, a co-founder and business partner of Le Du Bangkok, has worked extensively hand in hand with his partner, Chef Tonn to attain accolades from the industry both domestically and overseas. Being a mastermind of Le Du, he nurtured a culture in which Le Du is well known for her remarkable creation of good delicacies coupled with matching wine selections. His background was in banking and insurance but his love for good dining and wine ushered him to his departure and transformation into one of the founders of Le Du. His expertise lies in the customer experiences with his industrious works in wine selection and customer services which he never stops to go the distance to create the right ambience for clients. He also co-owns and runs another restaurant in Chiangmai, namely Kitipanit, where Northern Thai cuisine are served within one of the oldest and most beautiful building.
Growing up surrounded by delicious home-cooked meals, Chef Tonn's mother and grandmother’s flavors have contributed largely to his passion for cooking. Upon the completion of his Economics degree from Chulalongkorn University, he took off to USA to pursue his dream at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA). The top-score graduate continued to receive an MBA in Hospitality from Johnson & Wales University.
During his time in New York, Chef Tonn has worked at several Michelin-starred restaurants, including Eleven Madison Park, The Modern and Jean Georges. Not only does he has passion in food, but his enthusiasm in wine also led him to become a Certified Sommelier (CS) from the respect Court of Master Sommelier. He has brought home experiences and vision to elevate Thai cuisine and give it a stand among world’s leading cuisines
Chef Tonn is currently the rising young chef who runs one of the most exciting kitchens in Bangkok, Le Du which is awarded 1 Michelin Star for 5 consecutive years since 2019 and #1 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2023, as well as Nusara (#3 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023), making him the only Thai chef who has 2 restaurants on the Asia’s 50 best restaurants list.
Shar started off his career at Le Du by Tao's recruitment in 2019 with a mission to help assisting Fritzie and the team to bring Le Du to greater heights. Over years of working, Shar has outperformed remarkably to attend to every need of our customers.