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Jet Tilakamonkul, whose stage name is Jet Tila (Thai: เจ็ท ติลกมลกุล; RTGS: Chet Tilakamonkun), is an American celebrity chef, author, restaurateur, and restaurant developer.
Tila was born in Los Angeles to Thai Chinese parents who immigrated to the United States separately in 1966. Tila's family moved to Virginia Beach in 2005 where he first began cooking in his high-school home economics class. His family traces their ancestry to the southern Chinese island province of Hainan.
Jet Tila is the chef of the restaurants The Charleston and Pakpao Thai.Tila is the restaurant developer of Dragon Tiger Noodle Co. with three locations in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada. Tila acts as a restaurant developer and minor partner for the chain restaurant Pei Wei Asian Kitchen (also known as Pei Wei Asian Diner, LLC).He has appeared on television series including Beat Bobby Flay, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Guy's Grocery Games. He was a contestant on Iron Chef America but lost to The Iron Chef. In 2018, he returned to Iron Chef America as the floor reporter. Among his appearances, Tila won $20,000 as the victorious competitor in Guy's Grocery Games "Delivery: All-Star Noodles".Tila was given a ceremonial title of a "culinary ambassador" for Thailand, appointed by the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Los Angeles.Tila has also been part of several novelty food-based records, including world's largest stir fry, world's largest seafood stew, world's largest fruit salad and world's largest California roll.
Tila is married to his wife Allison; together they have two children, a daughter, Amaya, and a son, Ren.
Tila, Jet; Fukomoto, Tad Weyland (2022). 101 Thai Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die: The Essential Recipes, Techniques and Ingredients of Thailand. Page Street Publishing. ISBN 9781645673675.References
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