Prasit Ngamsirisak, 43, is the Executive Chef at Khaolak Merlin Resort. Before moving back to his home province of Phang Nga, Chef Prasit gained years of kitchen experience at such well known places as The Heritage Club, the Shangri-La, the Sukothai, the Monarch Lee Gardens (now the Sofitel Silom Bangkok) and the Blue Wave, all in Bangkok, along with the Mai Ton Resort and the Merlin Beach Resort, both in Phuket.
When did you start working at Khaolak Merlin Resort?
In October 2003. I was a member of the resort’s opening team.
When did you start cooking?
21 years ago at the Heritage Club in Bangkok.
What is the best part of being a chef?
Being able to demonstrate your creativity in the art of cooking – and being in contact with guests from all over the world is great.
What is your favorite dish of all to eat?
I like seafood very much. Geang Som Pla is one of my favorites.
What is your number one priority at work?
Hygiene and cleanliness, and of course discipline within the team is a must to achieve goals.
If you weren’t a chef, what other career would you follow?
I probably would have made a career in the military.