Years of Participation
ANDY RICKER worked in restaurants, fields, factories, shops and construction sites all over the world before opening his first restaurant, Pok Pok, in Portland, Oregon, USA in 2005. He has since gone on to open and close several other restaurants of a similar ilk in Portland, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York City and is the founder and managing director of Som beverage company. A two time James Beard Award winner and a once upon a time holder of a Michelin star for Pok Pok Ny in Brooklyn, NY, Andy lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand with his wife and partner Kung and their six cats. He is also the author of three cookbooks, Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand, Pok Pok: The Drinking Food of Thailand, and Pok Pok: Noodles.