Chef Itthi

Itthi Nitayaporn has been appointed as the new Executive Sous Chef at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park.

Chef Itthi, as he is better known, is a former member of Thailand’s national rugby team, but he decided to swap the pressure of the pitch for the heat of the kitchen when he moved to Paris to study at Le Cordon Bleu, the prestigious French culinary institute.

Having working at a Michelin-starred patisserie in Paris, he moved back to Bangkok and took up positions in the kitchens of two of Thailand’s leading hotels – Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok and Lebua at State Tower, where he worked at the famous rooftop restaurant, Sirocco.

Chef Itthi later joined Marriott and worked on the pre-opening team of the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, helping to develop the culinary concept at The District Grill Room and Bar, which was later awarded the title of “BKK Best Dining of the Year”.