My Story: Who am I and how I got here?

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016

I get a lot of questions from you guys asking about my “back story” because after years of doing videos, I’ve never taken the time to really introduce myself to you and tell you who the heck I am! So here’s a video where I tell you where I came from, how I learned to cook, and how I came to do what I do now on YouTube. I hope you enjoy it and feel like you know me a little better!

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About Pai:

Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant is the author of the Hot Thai Kitchen cookbook, co-host of a Canadian TV series One World Kitchen on Gusto TV, and creator and host of the YouTube channel Pailin’s Kitchen.

Pai was born and raised in southern Thailand where she spent much of her “playtime” in the kitchen. She traveled to Canada to study Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia, and was later trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in San Francisco.

After working in both Western and Thai professional kitchens, she decided that her passion really lies in educating and empowering others to cook at home via YouTube videos, her cookbook, and cooking classes. She currently lives in Vancouver, and goes to Thailand every year to visit her family. Visit her at