The story of 55 Thai Kitchen begins with owner and Head Chef Vijit Pipatkhajonchai or 'Jit' for short. In Bangkok, his family owned a restaurant that he worked at before the age of 15. It was there that he began to develop his palette and love for cooking. Jit knew at an early age that this was his calling and at 19 he opened up his own restaurant in Bangkok. 25 years and 9 different restaurants later 55 Thai Kitchen is born.
What makes 55 Thai Kitchen different from his other business ventures is that this is Jit's opportunity to give back. As the restaurants develop and stabilize, it’s our short term goal to regularly provide free meals for the children of the communities we’ve become a part of. We’ve helped underprivileged children in Thailand as well and for our long term goal, we are working towards setting up a program that turns our profits into financial aid for Thai children in need.