As the son of Thai and Chinese immigrants, Jet Tila‘s culinary journey has spanned the globe. The chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and Food Network chef and judge is dishing on everything from the current restaurant landscape to the greatest meal he ever ate. In this episode, Jet and Kelly chat about:

  • How he carved his culinary path from working in his family’s Thai market to discovering his own niche in the restaurant industry
  • What impact the current world environment has had on restaurants and what we can expect to come in the months and years ahead
  • What five tools you need to have a successful restaurant
  • What it takes to break not one, but six Guinness World Records
Jet Tila in his kitchen

Show Guest

Jet Tila

Jet Tila is a nationally-recognized chef, restaurateur, Emmy-nominated TV host and Guinness World Record holder, who you’ve likely seen everywhere from battling the legendary Masaharu Morimoto on Iron Chef America to serving as a judge on Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay and more. He is an expert on modern Asian Cuisine and was appointed as the inaugural Culinary Ambassador of Thai Cuisine by the Royal Thai Consulate as the first-ever chef to represent his country’s culture and cuisine in the United States.

Recipes From This Episode

Jet Tila's recipe for Orange Chicken

Chef Jet Tila’s Most Popular Recipes

Ditch the delivery and whip up takeout-inspired favorites at home with Jet’s top-rated recipes.

Potstickers recipe on Just a Taste

Takeout-Fakeout Recipes on Just a Taste

Ditch the delivery with classic and creative homemade pizza recipes, plus recipes for the best homemade pizza dough, 10-minute pizza sauce and more.


Resources From This Episode

101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die

Jet Tila's cookbook 101 Epic Dishes

101 Epic Dishes

Jet Tila's favorite knives

Jet’s Favorite Knives

Sushi rolls and ginger on a plate

Jet’s Online Sushi Class



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