Ohm Suansilphong, chef and Co-Owner of Fish Cheeks. Born and raised in Sukhothai, a province in the northern central region of Thailand, Ohm first learned to cook during the many hours he spent in the kitchen of his father’s restaurant while he was growing up. After studying at the Mandarin Oriental culinary school, Ohm became part of an award-winning team at Nahm in Bangkok (featured on San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list). Ohm then moved to Australia to work at Long Grain, a modern Southeast Asian restaurant, where he gained experience cooking outside the realms of authentic Thai food. In 2016, Ohm teamed up with Chat and business partner Jenn Saesue and Pranwalai kittirattanawiwat to fulfill his decade-long dream of opening his own restaurant, and Fish Cheeks was born. In 2018, Ohm opened Fish Cheeks’ sister restaurant, Chicks Isan, a Downtown Brooklyn fast-casual concept serving contemporary Thai cuisine inspired by Thailand’s northeastern Isan region.