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Chef Chai Chaowasaree (“Chef Chai”), owner and chef of Singha Thai Cuisine in Waikiki and Chef Chai at Pacifica Honolulu is recognized as one of Hawaii’s top Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs. Known for fusing fresh Hawaii ingredients with the exotic flavors of Asia, Chef Chai has created a culinary style that reflects the cultural diversity of Oahu and the Hawaiian Islands.
To further strengthen the partnership with Hawaii’s local farmers and fishermen, Chef Chai co-founded Hawaii Island Chefs (HIC), the second generation of Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs. This group of HIC chefs is on a mission to provide the world with the best of Hawaii’s diverse culinary resources from the culture of the people and the bounty of the land and sea.
In addition to running his two restaurants, Chef Chai was named executive chef of Hawaiian Airlines for which he manages more than 15 kitchens worldwide. He also hosts the weekly cooking show, “Dining Out with Chai” which airs on Honolulu’s KFVE-5 every Saturday at 5:30 PM, and “Chai’s Choices” on KGMB 9 (CBS).
Chef Chai is constantly seeking out new spices and ingredients at Oahu’s farmers markets and in Honolulu’s Chinatown, which brings back childhood memories of shopping the local markets in Bangkok to find the freshest ingredients for his family’s popular restaurant.
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