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PROFESSION: Chef/Owner of Tara Thai in El Paso
CULINARY EDUCATION: Self-trained
Sai Pituk is the chef and owner of Tara Thai, an upscale and classic Thai restaurant nestled in the heart of El Paso’s trendy Cincinnati District, which specializes in fresh, authentic recipes utilizing her secret mother sauces of Asia. Her non-traditional tutelage under street cooks, restaurant owners and friends and family in Thailand have infused her cooking with a soul that is uniquely hers and authentic to the spirit of Southeast Asia. Tara Thai was named Best Restaurant of the Year by El Paso Style Magazine in 2009 and Sai was named “New Chef of the Year” in 2010 by the El Paso Times. Sai is also a veteran of the United States army.