Fenway students spent yesterday afternoon at Massachusetts College of Art and Design meeting Chef Jet Tila. The group of students, all of whom have a strong interest in the culinary arts, spent time with Chef Jet and learned about his world-class culinary career. Chef Jet started cooking at the age of 3; as a third-generation chef, he told our students that he was inspired by his family of restaurant owners. He is the first Thai Culinary Ambassador and has created world-record meals, including the largest California roll (422 feet!) and an almost 7,000-lb. seafood stew, which he said was the most challenging meal he has ever cooked. Chef Jet is currently the chef at Pakpao Thai in Texas; he has appeared on Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef America, and The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
Chef Jet was cooking meals for MassArt’s dining hall yesterday, so our students got a glimpse into the college dining environment and got inspired to create some flavorful dishes at their next weekly Culinary Club meeting.