Chef De Cuisine
Joe Sukjam is the executive chef at Blu 57 and is quickly becoming a name in the international culinary arts community. At the age of 8 he spent his childhood preparing family meals and immediately developed a passion for great food. He knew at a young age, he was destined to command in the kitchen. He received his culinary arts degree in Bangkok, Thailand from Dusit Thani Private College and began applying his knowledge in some of Thailand’s finest hotels and restaurants. The Pullman, Sofitel, Hilton, JW Marriott, and Conrad are just a few of the names that grace his extensive resume. In addition to the best hotels and resorts in Thailand his food has been featured in Health & Cuisine Magazine and he has competed in the “Fusion Foods” segment of the International Culinary Cup. Joe has also had the privilege of cooking for the Princess of Thailand and for the Prince and Princess of Sweden. In 2015 he moved to Chicago to work with the famous Chef, Arun Sampanthavivat of “Aruns” and further develop his culinary calling.
He believes that flavorful cuisine is made with the best high quality ingredients and lives to inspire customers with flavor alchemy. .
Jai Sookhakitch grew up working with his mother at their childhood restaurant answering phones. There he naturally learned what it took to run a food service business. Throughout his early teens, he eventually worked every front of house position available including, reservationist, host, server, bus boy, and manager. In 2007 He was awarded a Scholarship awarded by Robert Morris University School of Business.
Jai comes from a real estate and finance background. He also owns Ridgeway Lending, Flip Funding Now, and Sephora Investment group. Blu 57 is his first restaurant.
Jai believes that building good businesses is about hard work, attention to detail, and proper planning. Jai brings 10+ years management experience and a lifetime of customer service to Blu 57 as Co founder and Operations manager.