Chef Chai ChaowasareeHonolulu, HI
Chef Chai Chaowasaree, owner and chef of Singha Thai Cuisine in Waikiki, and Chai's Island Bistro at Aloha Tower Marketplace in Honolulu, is recognized as one of Hawaii’s top regional cuisine chefs. Known for fusing fresh Hawaiian 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.
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 CBS KGMB 9.
Recently, Chef Chai was voted the winner of the 2011 Hale Aina CHEF’S CHOICE award and honored with the Hale Aina Award for Winning Chefs. Chai's restaurants also have been critiqued and recommended by many international magazines, such as bon appétit, Brides, Sunset, Cooking Light, Travel & Leisure, Gourmet Magazine and many more.