Jet Tila

Pei Wei - Calabasas, CA

From battling the legendary Masaharu Morimoto on Iron Chef America, to opening Encore Hotel in Las Vegas and guiding Anthony Bourdain through many markets and restaurants, chef Jet Tila is internationally celebrated for his culinary expertise. This three-time Emmy Award nominee, James Beard Award nominee and best-selling author grew up in the first family of Thai food, and later attended both French and Japanese culinary schools.

A born educator and storyteller, Tila was appointed as the inaugural Culinary Ambassador of Thai Cuisine by the Royal Thai Consulate, the first-ever chef to represent his country’s culture and cuisine.

Tila’s culinary operations includes VP Culinary of Pei Wei Group 160 restaurants and Managing Partner of Dragon Tiger Noodle Co in Las Vegas. He has partnerships with Compass Group, Schwan’s CJ food, HSN & NBC Universal/DreamWorks. His food reaches millions of people a year.

Jet Tila appears as a host, co-host, judge, and competitor on many Food Network shows such as Tournament of Champions, Ready Jet Cook, Iron Chef America, Cutthroat Kitchen, Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay and Guy’s Grocery Games. He can also be seen on an array of shows ranging from the Today Show, MasterChef, Rachel Ray and holds six culinary Guinness World Records.


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