Pailin Chongchitnant is a native Thai, a professionally trained chef, and the host and creator of the YouTube cooking show “Hot Thai Kitchen,” with nearly 50,000 subscribers and 300,000 monthly views.
Born and raised in Thailand, Chongchitnant spent a great deal of time in the kitchen as a child, learning the art of Thai cooking. She came to Vancouver to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nutritional science from the University of British Columbia, but instead of pursuing a career in nutrition after graduation, she found herself back in the kitchen—cooking professionally. She went on to further her culinary training at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Chongchitnant has cooked in many professional kitchens in Vancouver and the San Francisco Bay Area and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle and Foodists.ca. She lives in Vancouver, where she produces “Hot Thai Kitchen” and occasionally teaches cooking classes.
She is currently at work on Hot Thai Kitchen: The Cookbook, a celebration of Thai food and cooking.