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Chef James - Pachara Thakerngkiat, Executive Chef and Director of James Boulangerie

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Can food make everyone happy? No denying, come what May! Catch up this week with one of our succesful alumni who always feels happy everytime he makes delicious food for everyone. Chef Pachara Thakerngkiat or Chef James completed LE GRAND DIPLÔME® and The Art of Bakery Programme from Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School.

Chef James is one of a new successful chef to watch with his professional experiences gained from many workplaces starting from being a Chef de Partie at Le Cordon Bleu Dusit for over 2 years, a former Chef Owner of a Bakery Shop in a tourism province in the North of Thailand and also awarding the winning challenger chef of the Iron Chef Thailand.

This year, Chef James took another step to become the Executive Chef and Director of his own Bakery Shop named James Boulangerie which has yet received a good response from the customers within a few months after its grand opening in January 2020. Chef James always keeps details in every part starting from production to services. Every piece of his bakery and each dish must be made and served meticulously.

Delicious makes happiness. I am happy to make it delicious
- James Boulangerie -

When did you know you wanted to go into culinary?

When I was young since I saw my grandmother and auntie made delicious home-cooked food during summer break. I was very happy every time I had it. This inspired me to cook good food and share happiness to others.

How do you know Le Cordon Bleu Dusit?

I knew Le Cordon Bleu Dusit from my mom. She told me that it is number one cooking school in Thailand where provides wide range of culinary courses with prestigious chefs.

Why did you choose to study at Le Cordon Bleu Dusit?

Le Cordon Bleu is the high standard and world class cooking school.

Your chef instructors, your Friends and the Learning Environment

Chefs have fantastic cooking and teaching skills that make students understand easily. My classmates and I were able to follow them step by step. They also taught us to collaborate with each other as teamwork.

How to prepare yourself for the examination

Just practice, practice and practice.

Dealing with any unexpected obstacle during studying or cooking in the class

I wholeheartedly believe that problem solving depends on experience and skills. I used my knowledge, technics, and experiences for dealing with unexpected situations.

How does Le Cordon Bleu Teaching Methodology help you to understand and acquire the French Cooking techniques?

Chefs always explain every process in detail and especially repeat and highlight special techniques until we clearly understand.

Your Memorable Experiences and Impression you have at the school

All the chefs and staff are friendly and helpful. I really feel warm and cozy every time when I go to school.

Your Culinary Inspiration Quotes

"Delicious makes happiness. I am happy to make it delicious." 

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