Handing over the reins of the Thai Garden Resort kitchen operations


Charan Thonghoom, the Executive Chef of the Thai Garden Resort, has spent the last 40 years in the kitchens of prestigious hotels. Having worked for the last 7 years at the Thai Garden Resort he has decided that the time has come to announce his retirement.

Charan has done an excellent job raising the culinary standards of the resort over the years and the management was hesitant to let him go. However, his decision to spend more time with his family and enjoy his retirement was well respected.

On April 10, 2013, he handed over the management of the kitchen operations to Thianchai Lorlertsakun, who was warmly welcomed at the Thai Garden Resort. Executive Chef Thianchai brings with him a wealth of experience from Hyatt Hotels and Inter Continental hotels in the Middle East. Previously he was the Executive Chef for H.E. the Sultan of Brunei with whom he travelled around the world to prepare banquets and gala dinners for royalty.

Being a Thai national, Chef Thianchai wanted to come back to his beloved Thailand and worked at the Impact in Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok, the largest convention and exhibition centre in Bangkok where he cooked for both small very large events. However, with his family living in Pattaya he still found Bangkok too far away and when the position at the Thai Garden Resort became available it was an easy decision for him to move back home to Pattaya.

The management of the Resort is proud to have Chef Thianchai on board as he will ensure that the legacy of Chef Charan will continue in the future. Seen in the photo are Chef Charan on the left and Chef Thianchai on the right.