Andy Ricker is the chef/owner of Michelin Bib Gourmand rated Pok Pok Ny in Red Hook, Brooklyn as well as 5 other restaurants in Portland. He first visited Thailand as a backpacker in 1987. Since then, he has spent several months each year traveling, eating, cooking and studying the food culture in Thailand and neighboring countries. He is also the founder and owner of Pok Pok Som (a drinking vinegar company) and is a partner in Pok Pok Thaan (a charcoal importing enterprise). Among other achievements and accolades, Andy is a two time James Beard Award winner and best selling cookbook author.

What does participation at LUCKYRICE signify to you?

I am always happy to participate in the event to help further the conversation around the food of Asia, and of Thailand in particular.

What do you think of the Asian food moment right now?

The conversation has gotten deeper and it will get deeper yet!

Andy will be serving up Pok Pok Som specialty drinks at the exclusive Rémy XO Lounge at our 10th year celebration LUCKYRICE Night Market of the Future on May 30h, 2019.