Andrew "Shito" Thai
Executive Sous Chef
Humble roots built the foundation for Chef Andrew Thai’s culinary career. Whether as Barista at Crema Coffee or Catering Manager at Specialty’s Cafe where he received his first taste of the kitchen life, Chef Thai was inspired by cooking and hospitality and would eventually find his way to working with some of the best chefs in the country.
His formidable years were spent in the kitchens of Michael Mina, under the tutelage of Chefs Michael Rafidi and Mario Beabraut, learning leadership and crafting his talent for butchery and the art of the perfectly cooked steak. At Bourbon Steak in Santa Clara, Chef Thai rose to Executive Sous Chef—helping to execute 1000-person tailgate parties at Levi Stadium, Steph Curry’s Birthday Bash and Super Bowl 50.
As Executive Sous Chef for Be.Stéak.Ă, Chef Thai manages daily kitchen operations and leads our team of cooks and stewards to achieve excellence on a daily basis. He works with Executive Chef Patrick Capurro to develop new and delicious items for our menu, and he is constantly searching for ways to enhance the guest experience.
“At my core it makes me happy to take care of people and make others feel comfortable and at home. You can change someone’s day, someone’s life, with just great hospitality”
When you see him in our kitchen we hope you’ll wave and address him as we do: “Shito”…(he might even tell you how he got that nickname)