Introducing the James Beard Foundation Culinary Cruise Collection for 2017/2018
January 20, 2018 | Icons of Southeast Asia
Chef Andy Ricker
Ricker is the chef/owner of Pok Pok Restaurants
, with branches in Portland and New York City. He first visited Thailand as a backpacker in 1987. Since then, he has spent several months each year living, traveling, eating, cooking, and studying the food culture in Thailand and neighboring countries, including Vietnam. Among other achievements and accolades, Andy is a two-time James Beard Award winner and best-selling cookbook author. He replaces notable Chef Lee Anne Wong as the featured chef on the cruise, as Wong had to cancel due to family commitments.