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Global Cuisine Cooking Lessons: Jitlada Thai Restaurant

August 21, 2020 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Global Cuisine Cooking Lessons: Variety is the spice of life. Learn how LA’s favorite international restaurants cook up their most famous, easy-to-make dishes in live cooking classes led by their chefs on Zoom. When food is your love language, some secrets are too good not to share.

If you’re an LA local, you probably already know about Jitlada. The late, great food critic Jonathan Gold featured this Southern Thai restaurant in his documentary City of Gold, while Bon Appétit declared it is: “definitely the best Thai food in L.A., and likely the whole country.” Join the Fowler Museum, Chef Jazz, and Chef Sugar for a home-style cooking class and learn to prepare Jitlada’s famous Chili Basil Stir-Fry with Tofu and Fried Rice. Ingredients list will be sent upon RSVP. Come with supplies prepared and ready to cook!

Chef Jazz is famous as the Celebrity Chef at Jitlada Thai Restaurant. A native of a small town in Thailand, she emigrated to the U.S. and took over Jitlada in 2006 with her late brother, Tui Sungkamee, transforming the restaurant with a spicy southern Thai cuisine menu. She now runs the business with her niece, Chef Sugar Sungkamee, Chef Tui’s daughter.

Chef Sugar Sungkamee grew up in the restaurant business under the tutelage of her late father, Chef Tui, who taught her all the recipes as well as how to run his establishment. Chef Sugar earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration and now co-owns Jitlada Thai Restaurant with her aunt, Chef Jazz.

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