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Jet Tila is celebrated for his culinary expertise in Thai cooking and beyond. From battling the legendary Masaharu Morimoto on Iron Chef America to opening Encore Hotel in Las Vegas and guiding Anthony Bourdain through many markets and restaurants, Jet's food and knowledge reaches millions of people every hear. He is an Emmy and James Beard Award nominee and a bestselling author who grew up in the first family of Thai food and attended both French and Japanese culinary schools. A born educator and storyteller, Jet was appointed as the inaugural Culinary Ambassador of Thai Cuisine by the Royal Thai Consulate, the first-ever chef to represent his country’s culture and cuisine. Chef Jet’s culinary operations includes VP Culinary of Pei Wei Group's 148 restaurants & Managing Partner of Dragon Tiger Noodle Co. in Las Vegas. He has partnerships with Compass Group, Schwan’s & NBC Universal / DreamWorks. His food reaches millions of people a year. He appears as co-host of Iron Chef America and as a recurring judge on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay and Guy’s Grocery Games. Jet holds six culinary Guinness World Records.