King Phojanakong is a culinary arts chef instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC.

King Phojanakong

Chef-Instructor, Culinary Arts


As a New York City native, King Phojanakong's culinary influences began at home with the inspirational cooking of his Filipino mother and Thai father. Childhood summers spent in the Philippines furthered his interest in the culinary world and instilled the importance of community and culture. Upon graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, King worked with Alex Lee and Daniel Boulud at Restaurant Daniel and was part of the opening team of David Bouley’s Danube.