Jirapan moved to the UK from the tropical island of Koh Phangan in Thailand in 2005. She has always had a passion for Thai food, cooking regularly since the age of 10 and heavily influenced by her mother, helping her to run food stalls on the island from a very young age!
Jirapan is passionate about all aspects of Thai food and is involved in many different cooking initiatives in the UK. As well as regularly teaching her own Thai classes and running Thai catering events, she is a guest teacher at other cooking schools such as the Bertinet Kitchen in Bath and works as a consultant chef for Sharwoods on their Thai range.
Jirapan appears regularly in the media, she was one of the figureheads of the Sharwoods television, print and online campaign in 2010-11 and recently appeared as a judge on the UKTV food show 'Perfect - Thai'.