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Somporn Damkaew

Chef de Cuisine, Thai Soul

Speciality : Thai

Cooking Style: Quick, great to taste


Chef Somporn Damkaew brings in an experience of 25 years in culinary. He has been associated with various luxury hotels across the world.

Where have I seen you before ?

Park Hyatt Dubai, Grand Hyatt San Diego in Chile, Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Four Seasons Doha and JW Marriott Phuket Curated Thai Food Promotions in Hyatt Regency Istanbul Opening restaurants and Asian food promotions

Can you describe your cooking in 3 words ?

Quick, great to taste

Who/What has been the biggest influence on you cooking ?

Chef Suppatra from Park Hyatt Dubai

Why a chef ?

I’ve always wanted to be a chef.

What do you cook yourself when you get home ?

I cook for my mother when I’m at home, the spicy and sour Kaeng Som.

What makes a great dish ?

The taste definitely!

What is your favourite music to cook to ?

I love to sing while I cook – English, Thai and Hindi

Who is at home ?

My mother.

Tell us something we might not know about you.

I play the guitar

What is your advice for budding chefs or even enthusiastic home cook

Do what’s possible and be flexible for learning.

The safety and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues is always a top priority. In light of COVID-19 and for precautionary measures, Thai Soul and Colony Clubhouse & Grill has temporarily suspended operations until further notice. For inquiries, please contact the hotel directly or your nearest Global Contact Center.

Somporn Damkaew cooks at Thai Soul

A casual vibrant restaurant led by experienced Thai Master Chef that emits flavours of Bangkok streets in a very easy and comfortable setting.


  • Alfresco Seating
  • Chef's Table
  • Interactive kitchen
  • Open kitchen
  • Poolside
  • Private dining rooms