Growing up in her homeland of Thailand, Bee was helping her mother cook from the age of five. Two decades later she met Australian restaurateur, Jason, and the magic began. A marriage of Bee’s daring creativity and Jason’s technical refinement saw their first restaurant, Paste located in the Thai capital, Bangkok become a culinary sensation in 2013. Their bold but refined reinterpretations of traditional Thai cuisine earned them a Michelin star, with owner Bee Satongun named ‘Asia’s Best Female Chef’ by the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants.
As Head Chef, Bee successfully strikes a delicate balance between tradition and innovation, expressing her in-depth understanding of Thai food in the surprising, artistic twists she deploys that add new layers of complexity, flavour and presentation to each dish. By her side as an advisor is Jason, who oversees the business side of the operation. Their combined ideas over culinary creations result in a consistent manifestation of ancient Thai cuisine meets contemporary gastronomy.