Born and raised in the southern region of Thailand, Chef Rosiland moved to Bangkok to study Civil Engineering after high school. Her mother’s cooking and the readily available Thai street food were her culinary staples while growing up in Thailand. In 2007, she hopped on a plane and headed for the United States to pursue a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. Leaving Thailand forced Rosiland to cook a regular basis because she couldn’t find any local Thai restaurants that satisfied her cravings for an authentic taste of home.
At the time, Rosiland didn’t know much about cooking, but with great passion she started to create dishes that replicated her childhood memories. After graduating with her Master’s Degree, she pursued a career as a construction coordinator but it never brought her the same gratification as when she was cooking and sharing her dishes with friends and family.
With the support and encouragement of her network, Rosiland left construction and enrolled in culinary school to pursue her true dream. During breaks and vacations she would return to Thailand to hone her skills in Thai cuisine by visiting and learning from the experts. She also traveled throughout Asia to experience other regional tastes and has learned to incorporate those flavors into her dishes.
MY FAVORITE COMFORT FOODS:
When not creating new Thai dishes or cooking for others, you will find Rosiland enjoying one of her favorite comfort foods: fried chicken, crispy skin and all. Whenever in a bad mood, just bring her some fried chicken and lots of hot sauce and a smile will appear in a few seconds. When feeling a little under the weather Rosiland enjoys a big bowl of soup which consist of either Thai porridge, Hong Kong Jook, Japanese ramen, or Korean Soodubu Jjigae (tofu soup) to help pick her up.
WHAT I LIKE TO DO WHEN I AM NOT COOKING:
In her spare time Rosiland enjoys reading books or watching favorite shows. She also enjoys running on a beach trail a couple times a week for health and fitness, in preparation for an upcoming half-marathon.