Manfred Ilg, General Manager of the SilverNeedle Collection’s award-winning 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai has this week announced the appointment of Thiti Thammanatr as Executive Chef, overseeing all culinary operations at the hotel including its award-winning signature Palette Restaurant.
With extensive international experience spanning over 30 years, chef Thiti combines his broad range of culinary styles to create his own global hybrid form of cuisine where he combines two or more ingredients with different cooking techniques, both modern as well as traditional, to create unique flavors and textures. Prior to joining 137 Pillars House, he was F&B Director at the Baan Wanglang Riverside in Bangkok where he oversaw the operations of three new outlets.
Chef Thiti’s love of fresh ingredients is also evident as he allows the natural flavours from the ingredients to permeate his dishes. With the Royal Projects in Chiang Mai, an initiative of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand to solve the problems of deforestation, poverty and opium production by promoting alternative crops, he is in organic heaven with an endless supply of fresh ingredients available literally at his doorstep.
He has won several awards and medals for his cuisine in Canada, Malaysia and Singapore and has participated three times in the internationally-recognized World Gourmet Summit in Singapore.
Some of chef Thiti’s signature dishes include smoked salmon with truffle cream and micro greens, vanilla butter poached prawns and assorted greens with a green curry reduction, and seared tuna fillets and foie gras mousse with port wine reduction.