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.
The Latest from Sai
The chef shares her personal photos.
Did the Right Person Go Home on '80 Plates'?
Despite blowing the main dish, one chef is still in the competition.
Au Revoir Sai
Sai Pituk understand that it's a game so she can't really be mad but believes another chef should have gone home.
Last Tango in Lyon?
Episode 2: Which chefs suffered Lyonaisse malaise? It's your turn to judge.
Pub or Flub?
Episode 1: It's your turn to judge the chefs' attempts at proper British pub food.
What's in the Chefs' Suitcases?
The competing chefs share their travel items and the meaning behind them.
A New Culinary Adventure
12 chefs are about to embark on a culinary adventure of over 60,000 miles.