Thanh (that’s John with a T) always loved to be in the kitchen and aspired to be a teacher since the age of 5. After earning a B.A. from UW as a Drama major, Thanh decided that his heart belonged in the culinary world. A 2009 graduate of Seattle Culinary Academy, and Star Chef Management in Hong Kong, Thanh believes that cooking should be fun and stress-free. His philosophy is you can’t know where you’re going unless you know where you came from. Hence, a strong understanding of cultures and techniques associated with a recipe is the secret foundation of any great cook.