Fish Cheeks co-owner and jack-of-all-trades Jenn Saesue has always felt most at home in restaurants. As a child in Bangkok, Jenn has vivid memories of scouring the city with her father in search of the best Thai dishes. When Jenn immigrated to the United States at age 12, this passion for food stayed with her, and she opened her first Thai restaurant at just 22-years-old. While the restaurant ultimately closed, it was a formative first experience that led her to take a role in upper management at the restaurant in NYC. She first met Chat and Ohm in 2015. After learning they shared in her vision of opening a restaurant in NYC that served the kind of Thai food she had grown up with, they decided to join forces and opened Fish Cheeks in 2016. Jenn and Chef Ohm teamed up to open Fish Cheeks’ sister restaurant, Chicks Isan in 2018 and Fish Cheeks at Time out Market in 2019.