David Thompson leaves Nahm
Chef David Thompson will farewell Nahm restaurant on 30 April after 18 years partnering with Como Hotels.
Thompson made the decision to leave Nahm last year in order to pursue new opportunities with Aylmer Aaharn, a Thai food group the chef co-founded in 2014.
“Nahm grew into an extraordinary restaurant with its success acknowledged in so many ways,” says Thompson. “I believe this has been due to the hard work and talent of all those involved, but most particularly the staff. As Nahm’s reputation grew, refined its service and succeeded as a business, the restaurant always retained its sense of sanuk; the pleasure in looking after customers.
“The application of culinary integrity in the kitchen was never to the cost of the joy in doing what we all loved. This is what I will always remember. It is a rare restaurant that can achieve all of this.”
Under Thompson’s eye, Nahm remained on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for seven consecutive years and was recently awarded a Michelin star in Bangkok’s inaugural year of the guide. Thompson was also presented with a lifetime achievement award in 2016 for his dedication to Thai food culture at Asia’s 50 Best.
Pim Techamuanvivit will take over the Nahm kitchen as the restaurant’s first female head chef.
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